• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

This Creative Music Production and Business course from Community Music is aimed at music producers and musicians who want to develop professional production and musicianship skills, and then go on to learn the business skills needed to create a sustainable independent career within the music industry. 

The course has been designed in response to the ever-increasing demand for high quality practical and vocational training at a Higher Educational Level, by those wishing to develop their skills and experience in the music industry, both as a creative music maker and as a business entrepreneur. With excellent links to the music industry, it is a programme designed firstly to develop students’ creative and technological skills and ability, and then to focus on how students can channel these skills into their career and business development.

This course is a collaboration between Community Music and the University of Westminster. Community Music has a long-standing tradition of training and artist development using up-to-date industry standard equipment and facilities. The University of Westminster has a thriving music department and music degree with state-of-the-art recording studios and extensive library and IT facilities.

How many days per week?

Students are in class for approximately 2.5 days per week, but need to set aside roughly the same amount of time again to complete weekly tasks and assignments, and practice what was learnt in class.

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, focusing 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 independent small-scale business entrepreneur.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Production Essentials
  • Musicianship for Production
  • Roots of Contemporary Music
  • Anatomy of the Music Industry
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Advanced Music Production
  • Creative Business Creation

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This course is designed to welcome people from all current music backgrounds and does not require formal qualifications for entry. 
  • Previous practical experience of Music/Music Production is essential. A study support programme is available for those students who need it.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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 £21,000 per year. You may also be eligible to receive a maintenance loan, depending on your personal circumstances, which you can use towards your living costs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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