United Kingdom

Southampton Solent University

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0YN, United Kingdom

Southampton Solent University

Digital Music with Foundation Year in Popular Music Production

Got a passion for music production? Hoping to pursue a music degree here at Southampton Solent University? This year-long popular music production foundation programme is structured to equip you with the broad range of production skills you’ll need to progress onto a full degree. Students will spend the year building production skills and industry awareness, working alongside our experienced course team on a range of different equipment. Available facilities include: five recording studios and four mix workstations, all equipped with Pro|Tools HD and NI Komplete, three ICON DCommand worksurfaces, an analog studio with Audient ASP8024, outboards by Neve, Lexicon and Universal Audio, microphones by Neumann, AKG, Coles, Rode, plug-ins by Waves, McDSP, Sonnox, Yamaha M7 and LS9 digital live mixers, and a Music Technology Lab with 25 Apple Macs, Pro Tools, Logic and Sibelius. Students are encouraged to pursue industry work experience throughout the course, and Southampton Solent University is ideally located for students to take advantage of the city’s thriving music scene. In the second semester, students will have the opportunity to tailor the course to their own career ambitions, undertaking an assessed live sound production, studio recording project or music production project. Successful completion of the Popular Music Production foundation year will provide a pathway to the Digital Music degree. BA (Hons) Digital Music is an innovative and unique course that focuses on the production of contemporary dance music such as house, drum’n’bass, trance, techno, bassline, grime, hip-hop, electronica, and DJing. As a student, you’ll learn to take your production skills to a high professional level so that you can release your music through labels, or perform live for audiences at clubs and festivals. You’ll also learn how to apply these production skills to the film and games industries, thereby widening your employment opportunities. Under the guidance of practising producers, composers, musicians and DJs you’ll study digital music composition; production; sound design; audio engineering; sound editing; music and sound design for film and games; digital DJing and the live performance of digital music. Southampton Solent University’s BA (Hons) Digital Music course offers students the chance to develop their digital music production skills and apply them in a range of relevant contexts. Whether they are hoping to build a career creating sound effects for games and animations, producing songs and mixes for live performance or working with directors to score films and TV programmes, this course offers students the broad range of skills required to succeed. Learners build these skills through regular use of industry-standard hardware. Available hardware includes: five recording studios and four mix workstations, all equipped with Pro|Tools HD and NI Komplete, three ICON DCommand worksurfaces, an analog studio with Audient ASP8024, outboards by Neve, Lexicon and Universal Audio, microphones by Neumann, AKG, Coles, Rode, plug-ins by Waves, McDSP, Sonnox, Yamaha M7 and LS9 digital live mixers, and a Music Technology Lab with 25 Apple Macs, Pro Tools, Logic and Sibelius. Students are able to tailor this course to their own interests through optional projects and units in the second and third years. These units can help to inform future careers and ensure that technical skills are underpinned by a solid understanding of the wider music industry.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Southampton