Music Production


This course consists of intensive practical and theoretical study designed to equip you with the necessary skills in the following areas:

  • Advanced music production and audio mixing
  • Computer music composition & production
  • Sound design & engineering (live and in the studio)
  • Mastering
  • How to manage your career
  • Making music for TV, film and computer games

You will experience our industry standard recording studios and several practice/theory/ production rooms. Class sizes are limited to small groups and each student has their own Apple Mac audio workstation with a Midi keyboard, Ableton Push 2 Midi Controller and a Maschine Mk3 music production and performance instrument. You will use cutting edge music production software packages such as Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 10 and Komplete 11 extensively throughout the course. This course takes you through the first two years of a degree for the fraction of the cost so to make your way in music production, make music your life.

We are proud to be an official Native Instruments Education Partner. Enrolled students will always have access to the biggest discounts around, including 30% off the majority of the Native Instruments hardware and 50% off Komplete 11, ensuring NI’s cutting edge technology is accessible to all.

You have smaller group sizes than university and access to high quality industry standard resources and facilities.

Type of study
Full-Time, Higher Education

Availability & Details

Music Production, HND SF-MUPRHD-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2019-20 (2 years)

• Minimum of grade D (grade 3 under the new system) in GCSE English Language, a Merit profile on Level 3 BTEC Music, Media or related subject

• Mature students are also welcome to apply, please contact us for entry requirements

Production students will spend time in the recording studios using industry standard hardware and software. There will be opportunities to learn more about aspects of your music specialism in a Year Two research project.

You will work closely with a highly qualified team of industry practitioners. The course will be delivered in a variety of learning situations, lectures, one-to-one tuition, tutorials and workshops with a focus on independent learning development.

The HND is graded by continual assessment. You will be given grades for coursework, performances and participation events. You will be required to keep a coursework file and are also expected to participate in visits to venues, gigs, industry workshops and student performances.

There are automatic top-up years in order to turn your HND in to a full degree. These are with the University of Portsmouth, Solent University Southampton, University of Southampton, Greater Brighton Metropolitan University and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies Nottingham. Other top-up years are available nationally.

Students can also pursue a career in creative and production industries.

We have a number of links with local creative businesses and performance venues. Students can crew, perform and be involved in many UK shows such as The Victorious Festival in Portsmouth.

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