BA (HONS) TOP UP YEAR

COURSE LOCATION: BRISTOL & PLYMOUTH

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OVERVIEW

If you have an FdA or HND in any area of music production, from electronic music production to studio engineering, then we offer the opportunity to top up your qualification to a full BA (Hons) undergraduate degree with one further year of study. You can choose to join the third year of our BA (Hons) courses in the subject specialism of your choice.

It is an intense 1 year course that includes a creative dissertation, working on a large scale project of your choice. Many students have taken this opportunity to use the amazing facilities at dBs Music to produce fantastic work in a particular area they are most interested in. It provides the perfect end to undergraduate studies for students who have a passion for making music in a variety of contexts.

This course is run in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University.

Choose your 3rd year option for more detailed module information:

+ MUSIC PRODUCTION & SOUND ENGINEERING

UCAS CODE: 85F3

Innovation in Music Production

Push your own musical and technical boundaries. You will learn how to take creative risks, looking at the potential benefits of incorporating this into your commercial public profile. This is an opportunity to continue the development of your own unique practice as well as ways to keep those creative juices flowing.

Development & Modelling

Focus on your specialist area of music production by conducting research and planning towards final major production work to a high standard. You will work towards generating interesting concepts that will inform your creative and technical methodologies. You will also work to enhance your existing practical skills by using a range of industry standard equipment, which you may use as part of your production process.

Negotiated Production

Taking on the role of project manager, you will develop a portfolio of production work that builds on the foundations of the planning and research completed in the previous module. You will produce practical work that will allow you to utilise your own specialist creative and technical skills while developing new and advanced techniques.

Research & Practice (Honours project)

The Honours Project comes in two types:

Option 1: The Written Honours Project: A written Honours Project that consists of a critical and theoretical written exploration of a Music Production/Electronic Music Production related topic of interest.

Option 2: The Creative/Practical Honours Project: A practical Honours Project tha will see you create a final creative project that can include audio, video, web-based project, marketing material, etc. This will be supported by significant research material (plans, workbooks or written support material) along with an extended essay demonstrating an understanding of the practical and theoretical context of your project.

+ ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

UCAS CODE: 7C3R

Innovation in Music Production

Push your own musical and technical boundaries allowing your creativity and innovation to flourish. You will learn how to take creative risk and innovation, incorporating this into your commercial and artistic public profile. This is an opportunity to continue the development of your own unique practice as well as ways to keep those creative juices flowing.

Development & Modelling

Focus on your specialist area of electronic music production by conducting research and planning towards final major production work to a high standard. You will work towards generating interesting concepts that will inform your creative and technical methodologies. You will also work to enhance your existing practical skills by using a range of industry standard equipment, which you may use as part of your production process.

Negotiated Production

Taking on the role of project manager, you will develop a portfolio of production work that builds on the foundations of the planning and research completed in the previous module. You will produce practical work that will allow you to utilise your own specialist creative and technical skills while developing new and advanced techniques.

Research & Practice (Honours project)

The Honours Project comes in two types:

Option 1: The Written Honours Project: A written Honours Project that consists of a critical and theoretical written exploration of a Music Production/Electronic Music Production related topic of interest.

Option 2: The Creative/Practical Honours Project: A practical Honours Project tha will see you create a final creative project that can include audio, video, web-based project, marketing material, etc. This will be supported by significant research material (plans, workbooks or written support material) along with an extended essay demonstrating an understanding of the practical and theoretical context of your project.


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HOW TO APPLY

Formal applications for this course are made through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature and EU students.  For advice on the application process or for more course details contact us here

Alternatively you can start your initial application by hitting the button below, fill in your details and a member of our admissions team will be in touch.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have:

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification).

  • Pass Foundation/HND degree, 50% or above (either as an average for both years or second year only).

Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


STUDENT FINANCE

Course fees for 2019/20 £9000 per year

Most students will be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the costs of their course and there are grants and loans available to help you cover living costs too.

We understand that figuring out student finance can be a daunting prospect but we are here to help! If you get stuck or just want some friendly advice please give us a call. Alternatively visit gov.uk/student-finance/overview for information and guidance on completing your application.


In Partnership with:

Plymouth Marjon University dBs Music