Ready for BA (Hons)

Digital Music

3 years full-time
2022
UCAS Code:
DM01
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
96-112

Passionate about digital music production? Want to learn from professional producers/composers and develop a solid foundation for success in the music industry? This innovative, industry-focused course enables you to develop your skills, musical creativity and confidence – providing you with a solid foundation for success within the music and creative industries.

Under the guidance of practising producers, composers, musicians and DJs you’ll study areas including music production/composition, audio engineering, live performance and entrepreneurship. The course caters for a wide variety of contemporary musical styles including various dance music genres, for example, Drum & Bass, House, Hip-Hop, Grime, EDM and Techno.

The course also encourages you to widen your skill-set, and supports you to expand upon the knowledge and proficiencies necessary to succeed within the competitive world of commercial music and sound, bridging the gap between the aspiring music producer and professional digital artist. You will also have the opportunity to study skills in Foley artistry, music/sound design for film, games and other creative mediums.

You will also be supported in establishing, branding, release/distributing and promoting your own original music through the three year course.

Throughout your studies you will have the chance to use a variety of contemporary, industry-standard software and plugins are used within teaching, including Logic Pro X, Ableton Live Suite, Pro Tools and Native Instruments’ Komplete. You will also access our professional recording studios, acoustically treated workstations, DJ equipment and facilities, music labs, instrumental practice rooms and dubbing suites.

Students in the Spark atrium

Why choose this course?

We have excellent links to Southampton’s vibrant local music scene, and work with the city’s best music venues including The Joiners, 1865, The Engine Rooms, O2 Guildhall, Heartbreakers and many more.

Solent is home to world-class facilities, including multiple recording studios and a fully accredited Dolby Atmos cinema.

Learn from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of professional producers, composers, musicians, sound engineers and DJs with a wealth of international industry experience.

Who is this course for?

This degree is ideally suited to students who have a genuine desire to progress and succeed within the music industry, as either a producer/composer, or digital creative within the wider creative sectors including film, games, TV, etc. 

What does this course lead to?

BA (Hons) Digital Music students go on to enjoy a range of careers and professions. Thanks to the diversity of the course, graduates can apply for a variety of roles within the music and creative industries such as becoming a releasing artist/producer, studio-based third-party production, sound engineering, music/sound creation for film, games and online media, DJing and live performance.

Past graduates have gone on to become releasing producers in their own right, as well as mastering engineers, sound editors, label owners, composers for film and sound designers for games. You will also be well placed for other music-related roles, including post-production sound, sound/music editing, Foley artistry, sound design, ADR recording/editing, sound effects editing and film and TV composition.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

During the course you will have the chance to use a variety of industry-standard software and hardware devises, and will learn and develop your skills using the following facilities:

Our cutting-edge music studios (running Pro Tools and Logic Pro X) Our student-friendly music laboratories (including a dedicated Digital Music lab with Logic Pro X, Ableton Live Suite and Native Instruments’ Komplete) Dubbing Suites for TV and film Mixdown workstations/booths DJing live zone Rehearsal/practice rooms The University’s media loans hatch also enables you to borrow equipment for university work, or other private projects.


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