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BA (Hons) Digital Music

20222023
UCAS Code:
DM03
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
48
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Got a passion for music production? Hoping to pursue a music degree here at Solent University? This BA (Hons) Digital Music with Popular Music Foundation Year, is structured to equip you with the broad range of production and performance skills you’ll need to progress onto a full degree.

This course enables students from widely varied backgrounds and with varying aspirations, to develop their music production and performance skills, whilst helping to acclimatise to the ethos and expectations associated with higher education study in general, and study at undergraduate level.

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.

This video 'Are you Ready?' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

Why choose this course?

Course features

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

Who is this course for?

Students who are new to music production/music performance or those who do not yet meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate music production degree will benefit most from the foundation programme.

Upon completion, students will be able to progress directly into the first year of a relevant undergraduate music course at Solent University.

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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