If you’d like to work towards a career in the music industry, this course could be your first step on the way. You'll be supported to develop the skills to work as a recording studio engineer, producer, mix engineer or live sound engineer. You could also choose option modules on the course to specialise in particular areas like putting sound and music to film and TV or producing content for radio. On your course we’ll help you develop your creative skills, exploring popular music recording and mixing techniques, live music production and composition. For the music composition side of things, we’ll look at synthesis, audio manipulation, sound creation and electronic dance music production techniques. You’ll be able to study popular music performance, and perhaps even meet and talk to performers. You’ll also be able to perform as part of a group or ensemble, which could help you experience how to work with live artists to enhance performance in the studio and playing live. You don’t need a formal music qualification to apply for the course by the way, we understand that you may well have taught yourself to play an instrument. We want to give you as much experience as possible of what it will be like in the professional environment, so you’ll have access to industry-standard studio facilities, and be taught by tutors who have worked in the industry. You’ll gain hands on experience of using professional software and equipment including nine fully equipped Pro Tools recording studios (including five with Pro Tools HD), six production studios, live sound facilities and much more. The exact studios that you’ll be taught in depend on the modules you take, and you can book the studios for your own use outside of teaching time, and the studios that you’ll be taught in depend on the modules you take. While you’re here you’ll be working amongst a large community of Music Technology students. You’ll have the chance to go on a placement after your second year, when you could build up some invaluable experience. The course holds JAMES accreditation. JAMES accredits courses in audio recording and music production, basing its assessment on course relevance, quality and continuing innovation. Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations like the BBC, Warner Music and Universal Music Group and with recording studios including Angel Studios.