A two-year foundation degree providing industry-standard production skills and specialist support to create your own music business.
- Entry based on experience and motivation
- Previous qualifications not essential
- Trained specialist tutors
- Small class sizes
- Loads of studio time
- Industry links
- Almost half the price of normal degree costs
- Fully supported by student loans system
What will I study?
During the 1st year of the course, students develop skills and ability in creative music production, studio techniques, recording and programming, musicianship and creative composition, and develop an understanding of the music industry and the social and cultural environment in which it operates.
During the 2nd year, students turn their attention more firmly toward the music industry, focussing on business planning and development, finance skills and the music industry as a whole, whilst continuing to develop their music production skills.
Students will be introduced to the professional contexts of the Music Industry and particularly the imperatives of the small scale business entrepreneur. Students are required to create and pilot their own small business idea and create a viable business plan.
What can I do once I have completed the course?
The course is primarily designed to provide students with a bank of skills and knowledge necessary to create their own role within the music industry, setting up their own business for example.
However, should students wish to gain employment within the existing music industry they will be equally well equipped to do so. Students will be able to enter a wide field of career areas, including commercial music production and music for media to name but a few.
How much do courses cost?
The Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production and Business costs £6000 per year for two years, a saving of up to £3000 on standard degree course fees.
Can I get any financial support?
All course fees can be covered by a full loan from the government and most students are eligible for support. These are not repayable until you have completed the course and are earning more than £17,000 per year. You may also be eligible to receive a maintenance loan or grant, depending on your personal circumstances, which you can use towards your living costs.