• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The BA Music Production and Performance (Hons) course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) provides the skills, experience, and guidance to develop and sustain careers in the dynamic industry of music. Our state-of-the-art facilities and staff expertise offer an exciting environment for students to develop existing, and discover new techniques in music production and performance.
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Studying the Music Production and Performance (Hons) course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will give you real-world experiences and quality education to strengthen your musical understanding across a wide range of genres and release your creativity in the studio and on the stage. 

Students engage with independent, collaborative, and client-based projects through various stages of their degree, developing their portfolios, artistry, technique, and vocational skills as they relate to real-world audiences.

Industry links

BA Music Production and Performance is delivered by a team of industry professionals with extensive experience and diverse expertise.  Staff provide tuition, insight and guidance across a wide range of disciplines within the music industry including music composition, song-writing, recording, production, performance, sound design and research.  Throughout their study, students will benefit from master classes, enabling them to engage directly with knowledge and techniques presented by world-leading practitioners.

The degree works closely with UCLan Recordings Group, a modern-day record label and music organisation designed to give students exposure to key aspect of the contemporary music industry during their study.  

Fusing academia and industry, this university based organisation provides opportunities for students to work with accomplished musicians and music business practitioners within a framework designed to support and help develop student and alumni careers. Music Production and Performance is a Certified Avid Learning Partner for Pro Tools enabling students to gain industry-standard training required.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Song writing and Arrangement
  • Composing with Sound
  • Recording Techniques and Technologies
  • Performance Techniques and Technologies
  • Music Contextual Research
  • Composition and Performance

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
  • BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction

  • Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points  

  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects

  • IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5

  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

  • Applicants must attend an audition/ interview. You will be sent an email by our Admissions Office asking you to book onto a selection day event.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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