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University of Central Lancashire

Music Production and Performance

UCAS Code: MP10

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 UCAS points at A2

106 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects

104 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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104 UCAS points

104 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Music production

Instrumental or vocal performance

Music composition

Music Production and Performance at UCLan provides the skills, experience, and guidance to develop and sustain careers in the dynamic industry of music. Our state-of-the-art facilities and staff expertise offer an exciting environment for students to develop existing, and discover new techniques in music production and performance. Creativity, innovation, and excellence are at the core of the programme with students cultivating knowledge, skills and techniques in areas of music composition, songwriting, recording, production, sound design, performance, research, and career development.

Studying Music Production and Performance at UCLan will give you real-world experiences and quality education to deepen your musical understanding across a wide range of genres and release your creativity in the studio and on the stage.

Students engage with independent, collaborative, and client-based projects through various stages of their degree, developing their portfolios, artistry, technique, and vocational skills as they relate to real-world audiences.

UCLan alumni have gone on to sustain successful careers as artists, performers, session musicians, composers, sound designers, engineers, and producers throughout the music and creative industries.

Modules

Year 1: Song writing and Arrangement, Composing with Sound, Recording Techniques and Technologies, Performance Techniques and Technologies, Music Contextual Research and Career Development 1 - Online Profile.

Year 2: Composition and Performance, Recording and Production, Research Project, Music for Visual Media and Career Development 2 - Client Live Brief.

Year 3: Composition Project, Advanced Recording and Production, Dissertation and Career Development 3 - Professional Preparation.

Assessment methods

Assessment occurs through the application of knowledge and theory within practical activities, workshops, rehearsals and performances;
Written assessment methods include technical logs, reports, essays, and written evaluations.
Oral assessment methods include presentations, pitches, and viva voces.
Coursework Assessments include compositions, performances, recordings, visual works and web design.
Practical subject-specific skill development occurs throughout the 3 levels of this degree. As each student manifests different abilities and strengths within differing contexts, this course is not designed to enable students to achieve an identical and identifiable suite of skills at a particular level. However we do expect to you to recognise that the following features increase in the work produced by all students at each level:
? complexity
? sophistication
? engagement
? emotive qualities
? expression
? sustainability of performance and studio skills
? reproducibility of performance
? the range of human/artistic experience
Across all modules and at all levels, the assessment of these aspects of creative study occur through practical assessment of work-in-progress and of performance.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

60%
low
Music production
60%
low
Instrumental or vocal performance
60%
low
Music composition

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

51%
Library resources
56%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2015. Most were working after six months — but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry, and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. There's also a niche for music graduates wanting to work in IT and computing, particularly with web applications. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs as musicians is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Music production

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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