If you’d like to become a record producer, production company manager, studio engineer, sound designer, or even a recording artist, this course will prepare you for a career in music and entertainment.
Substantial time will be spent in the studio where you’ll learn about audio applications and explore a number of processing techniques. You’ll develop relevant management skills and a firm understanding of the music business, helping you to leave BNU ready to hit the ground running in this competitive, exciting and rewarding industry.
Why study this subject?
Opportunities in the UK music industry are plentiful – the industry contributed £5.8bn to the UK economy in 2019, (Music By Numbers, UK Music) and employed an estimated 315,000 people in music, performing and visual arts (DCMS 2020).
A degree in Music Production and Business means that you can combine your love of music with sound business practice, opening up a world of opportunities for you.
What facilities can I use?
We have extensive and advance industry standard recording facilities at BNU including three recording studios with separate vocal booths and live rooms as well as three professional edit suites.
In the studio we’ll teach you how to use Pro Tools professionally and look at how music is evolving through advanced technologies. You’ll develop an understanding of studio hardware, microphone characteristics, sound capture and mixing. We’ll also look at stereo effects, ambient techniques, composition and structure. The growing area of sound design and music for film, animation, games and other media forms is also addressed.
Our combined approach will allow you to pursue your chosen production style and maximise the potential of technology and acoustically treated environments.
What will I study?
The successful management of recording and production is still at the very heart of the UK music industry. During this course you’ll learn about the importance of intellectual property (the ownership of an idea) and develop a solid understanding of how to negotiate contracts. This will ensure you know how a real living can be made within the music industry.
You’ll learn about the unique nature of dealing with recording artists and how to maximise the potential of compositions with a variety of recording techniques. Additionally, we’ll also spend time focusing on a number of DIY approaches to the music business.
This course aims to harness and develop entrepreneurship, a key aspect in the music business. You’ll learn creative strategies, how to follow market trends and seek opportunities within them. These skills will enable you to enter the industry as a self-employed freelancer or to launch your own music venture.
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