Undergraduate

BA Creative Industries (Music Production)

Working in our industry-standard music production facilities, you'll develop specialist skills to become a creative leader.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Typical offer

112 points

A Level grades: BBC

UCAS code

WW14

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Start date

Course overview

Working in our industry-standard music production facilities, including our 360° ambisonic studio, you’ll develop a range of technical and transferable skills - all essential to a music production professional.

Our innovative new degree prepares you to drive the future of the creative industries – an area generating more than £100bn a year to the UK economy.*

You’ll collaborate with other musicians from other disciplines and work with academics with industry experience, to prepare you for the opportunities and challenges of the creative industry. 

We have created  three distinct pathways: the first building a strong foundation of employability skills within the creative industries, including leadership and project management; the second exploring critical issues in arts, such as wellbeing and ‘culturepreneurship’; and the third developing specialist skills in your chosen area of either Game Design, Media Production, Music, Music Production or Theatre Production.

Thanks to our strong links to regional and national arts organisations such as Hull Truck, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Solid State Logic, Screen Yorkshire, and Absolutely Cultured, you’ll benefit from a hands-on approach to learning, working with client groups and putting your skills to the test in the field – helping you develop as a confident and competent industry professional with an enviable portfolio of skills, projects and experience.

Final validation pending

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any changes to courses go through a re-validation process. 'Final validation pending' means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn't received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

Six reasons to study Creative Industries (Music Production) at Hull

  1. Develop arts-focused employability skills
  2. Our arts graduates work from Hull to Hollywood
  3. Hone your specialist subject skills
  4. Strong links with national arts organisations
  5. A wealth of performance and production venues
  6. Design and manage live arts projects

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

There are no written exams as part of this programme – the emphasis is on being able to demonstrate the skills you have developed as a future leader in your chosen field, shown through elements such as an industry case study

Areas you will study and gain skills in include

  • live project management
  • event planning
  • arts, health and well-being
  • managing and working with people from different specialisms
  • arts marketing
  • arts in society
  • pitching ideas

You’ll also develop skills for research, in your subject specialism and digital literacy relevant to the industry.

We are still finalising this programme, check back soon for module information.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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Entry requirements

Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 
  • Applicants should have an A level in Music or Music Technology at Grade C or above, or an equivalent Level 3 music qualification
  • Applicants’ instrumental or vocal performance skills should be at a minimum of Grade 6 level. Musicians who can demonstrate performance at this level but who have not taken practical examinations are also encouraged to apply.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 at HL Music
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Take a tour of the facilities

Our Creative Industries (Music Production) students enjoy access to superb facilities including a top-class 400-seater concert venue in Middleton Hall.

Fees and funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year*

International

£14,500 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £9,203 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Scholarships

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points or above

from 3 A levels or equivalent, you could receive

£1,200 to £2,000

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • music, music production or media production
  • creative project management
  • arts management and marketing
  • theatre/arts producer
  • game studio management
  • cultural events and festival management

The Creative Industries employs over 2 million people across the UK* and this degree aims to equip you for a successful future career in this exciting and diverse field.

Throughout the programme there’ll be opportunities to work with client groups, negotiating, developing and co-producing, enhancing your employability.

We also have a number of partnerships to provide significant opportunities for coaching, shadowing, careers advice and mock-audition sessions.

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A place where we stand up to kings, do deals with the world and take a wrecking ball to the slave trade. A place where culture stands out and the phone boxes are a different colour. A place where we're free-thinking, independent and proud of it.

*DCMS, November 2018, thecreativeindustries.co.uk