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BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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full-time

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September

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About Popular Music Production at School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield

Entry RequirementsPlease see the general entry requirements pagehttp://www2.hud.ac.uk/courses/undergrad/entry_requirements.php. Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following: 260-320 points, plus Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above. MMM - DDM in National Diploma in a relevant subject plus Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above. Practical experience of playing a musical instrument is required but this need not be formalised within a qualification.IntroductionAre you looking for a course that combines Studio Production, Popular Music Performance and Computer-based Composition? Are you a performing musician who's interested in live sound or radio production? Have you come through a non-traditional performance route? If so, then this course is for you. You will work with tutors who are professionals, and be trained on specialised audio production and music technology equipment valued at over £1.5million. You will have access to some of the finest teaching studios and music labs in the country with 11 digital recording studios running Pro Tools and Nuendo, industry standard plugins and outboard. You will use equipment manufactured by Yamaha, Neumann, Lexicon, Sony, Genelec and Focusrite. You will work in computer labs with Macs and PCs running Cubase, Reaktor, Nuendo and Halion. This course develops solid understanding of all aspects of the Music Production industry from popular music performance to the creative application of music technology.Course StructureYear 1Computer Composition and Sound Design 1 Recording 1 Audio Technology 1 Introduction to Music Theory Popular Music Performance Skills Introduction to Multimedia and the InternetYear 2Core Modules Computer Composition and Sound Design 2 Recording 2 Directed Ensembles 1 Popular Music and Culture 1 Option modules Choose two from: Radio Production Live Music Production The Music Industry and the InternetYear 3 Sandwich Optional Supervised Work PlacementYear 3 Full-time/Year 4 sandwich Core Modules Vision and Sound Individual Project Business and the Music Industry Recording 3 Directed Ensembles 2 Option modules Choose one from: CDROM/DVD Authoring Popular Music and Culture 2 Creative Programming with MIDI and Digital AudioTeaching and AssessmentYou will be taught within our comprehensive Music Technology facilities include five recording studios, four production studios and our newly equipped Surround Sound lecture theatre. Lectures are followed by workshops in these studios and in our Mac and PC based Digital Audio Workstation Labs. In performance you will be taught and assessed in real-world performance environments working with professional performers as tutors. The spread and range of assessment is balanced with most assessments carried out through project work, some modules include exams or use in-class testing.Career OpportunitiesEMAP, Yellow Arch Studios, Sonic DJ Academy and other employers have all found our graduates highly employable. Our graduates work in music production, film and broadcasting industry, and multimedia industries. As a graduate of our courses, you will have expert training on industry standard tools.PlacementIt is acknowledged that graduates with industrial experience are generally much more attractive to employers. You'll gain experience, maturity and motivation. Our students have been placed in prestigious companies worldwide including Shepperton Studios, The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Music Factory and Chappell Studios. Many students are offered employment as a result.

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