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Sound Production (Top Up) (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Walsall, United Kingdom
This BA in Sound Production (Top Up) (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton focuses on developing a set of skills to help you establish a career within the rapidly growing music industry with a music industry employer, or in a self employed capacity and is ideal if you have already completed some higher education study in Sound Production of Music Technology.
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Throughout the Sound Production (Top Up) (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton, you will develop strong business acumen and the skills needed to support music events. You will complete a sound recording project and undetake in-depth study of live sound design, live sound reinforcement, and music for image – a particularly creative and popular aspect of the course. 

You will be exposed to a wide cross section of skills relevant to gaining a foothold in the music industry, concentrating on topics such as the music business, entrepreneurial skills, music and mass communications and live sound system design.

As a graduate of this course you will:

  • develop analytical, evaluative and creative skills in music production
  • show the attributes of an enterprising professional music producer
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the theory, global and cultural context of music production
  • be adaptable and flexible producer working at the forefront of changing technologies
  • have a working knowledge of digital production software and hardware systems
  • be a confident and effective communicator in the music industry.

Potential Career Paths

  • Studio Engineer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Film or TV Sound Designer
  • Location Recorder
  • Film or TV Composer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Music Sales
  • Employability and Enterprise in Music
  • Music for Image
  • Music Professional Project
  • Studio Production

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • 120 credits at each Level 4 and 5: this course provides learners from the FD Sound Production and FD Creative Music Production direct access into level 6 as a completion award.
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Home/EU - Part-time - £3050 per year

International - Part-time - £6125 per year



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