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On the Music Production course, you will experience all elements of the job – creating great music is just part of the story. You will be assessed on what you create, guided by our team of industry active tutors who will work with you on the latest software and hardware to develop your talent, promote your brand and build your music business profile.

  • Music Production
  • In-House Multi-Genre Music Label
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Excellent Course Structure
  • Industry Active Tutors
  • Industry Contacts
  • Creative Community
  • Broad Career Opportunities
  • Excellent Tutor Support
  • Real-World Briefs
  • Industry Standard Facilities
  • Year 1
    Elevate your music creation skills with hands-on experience in songwriting, composition, and production, using industry-standard music software and studio hardware, and develop your unique voice as a songwriter and producer. Gain practical expertise in recording techniques and technologies, both in studio and on-location, and learn to market your artistic brand effectively across digital channels, building a professional online portfolio to showcase your achievements and music.
  • Year 2
    Deepen your music production expertise through industry-led studio recording techniques, music production processes, and the dynamic exploration of sound design and audio-visual installations, guided by hands-on workshops and real-world client projects. Further enhance your ability to create original music compositions and polished productions, applying advanced techniques and engaging in comprehensive projects that refine your project management and creative execution skills.
  • Year 3
    Your skills will continue to develop in your third-year honours project which will become the centrepiece of your portfolio and should reflect the area of music production in which you plan to specialise.

Why Choose The Music Production Degree at Futureworks?

Futureworks boasts incredible studios and facilities, all available to you throughout your studies. No matter what genre of music you prefer we have the right combination to meet your creative needs. The innovative ‘Futureworks Music’ label offers you the opportunity to release music, gain experience of signing contracts and music licensing – all areas that will benefit you in your future career.

We believe it’s essential that your teaching team are part of the industry. This ensures the knowledge they pass on is both relevant and current. It also means they have excellent industry contacts that our students can tap into for real-world projects. You will have the opportunity to acquire professional credits during your time at Futureworks, while building up an enviable list of your own contacts at the start of a new career.

A unique aspect of Futureworks is our focus on education for the creative industries. We have multiple disciplines across a range of degree courses. In effect, we are a microcosm of the industry around us.

So if you want to be among the next generation of music producers and you have a passion for creating music, then this is the course for you.

This course is validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Your Music Production Career Opportunities

As with all of our Bachelor of Arts degree programmes the opportunities and careers are broad and varied. To name but a few…

Music Producer, Artist, Studio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sonic Art, Live Sound, Game Audio, Film Sound, Composer, Studio Manager, Label A&R, marketing, commercial branding and teaching.

Many of our students progress on to postgraduate study – MA and MSc programmes in Sound & Music Production Audio, Sound Design, Electroacoustic Composition and more besides.

Location & Teaching

You will study at our Riverside Campus, located in the centre of Manchester. As part of your course, some of your lessons may take place at our filming facility, Futureworks Studios located in MediaCityUK, a few miles from the city centre.

Futureworks recognises that the skill and contribution of its teaching staff are vital to the delivery of high quality Higher Education. All programmes are managed by a dedicated Programme Leader and team of experienced tutors. Our excellent links with industry employers mean you’ll have access to exciting guest lectures and fantastic opportunities to gain experience on real-world projects.

Applying to this Course

To be considered for this course, you will require 104-120 UCAS points.

Futureworks is able to accept any applications from applicants who require a Student Visa (formerly called Tier 4 Visa) to study in the UK.  Entry criteria for International students will vary. Please see International Students  for full details.

You can apply for this course by submitting an application via the UCAS system. The UCAS codes for this course are as follows:-

UCAS Code: WJ39

Institution Code: F98

If you have any questions about applying for a degree course please call us on 0161 214 4602, email [email protected] or look at our Admissions page.

There are no interviews for this course. If your application is successful, you will receive an offer via your UCAS application.

All of our courses start in September and are full time, 3 year courses. More information on relevant dates can be found on the Term Dates page.

“Loved every second, really opened up avenues for me both musically and career wise that wouldn't have crossed my mind had I not joined this course. 100% made the right choice coming here!”

Tom (graduate)
Futureworks Music Production BA (Hons) Student

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"Futureworks is not just a university. Futureworks is a community of caring, hard-working creatives who always strive to do the best they can and help out others whenever they can. Studying here for the past few months has been a dream come true, far beyond any expectations I withheld before I started uni. Because Futureworks is quite a small university, the intimacy between tutor and student can't be matched, They're always there to help whether its on e-mail or discord. The facilities are exactly what I was looking for and everything seems very fair. The course itself has a diverse range of topics and knowledgeable/experienced tutors which is what I lacked with my college experience. 10/10 so far can't wait to see what the next few years have in store."

Michael Parnell
BA (Hons) Music Production

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