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University of Plymouth: Music Production

Institution University of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Society and Culture
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
Study type Taught


Become an audio engineering and music production expert using the latest technologies in our new, state-of-the-art recording and production studio. Get under the skin of a variety of audio cultures to understand the development of sound in different genres, enabling you to develop a critical understanding and ear that will elevate your productions. Prepare for a career in music by developing your professional portfolio as you study, hearing first-hand from industry professionals in masterclasses.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW You'll explore all aspects of professional music production, from honing your craft at the mixing desk in the studio to developing your critical listening skills and building an understanding of how technologies have shaped genres and influenced how we consume and produce music. You'll get to grips with all aspects of the music production process, learning through immersive workshops where you'll get hands-on with the latest technologies.

While you study, you'll develop a professional portfolio of work that will set you apart in the job market, supported by masterclasses where you'll hear and network with industry professionals.

KEY FEATURES - Benefit from a range of music and sound recording facilities, including a new, state of the art, recording studio, individual practice rooms, digital audio workstations, and instrumental facilities.

  • Be immersed in a research-led teaching experience through the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), who are critical players internationally in Music Technology.

  • Gain industry experience while studying via the subject's Professional Opportunities Scheme, which facilitates placements in areas such as live sound and studio recording.

  • Get involved in a wide range of music-related societies and groups, such as our gospel choir, concert band, ukulele society, gamelan group, orchestra, and many more.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates of the MA Music Production degree will be prepared for a range of roles within the Creative Industries, one of the UK's fastest-growing sectors. Career options include audio engineering, developing film soundtracks, game audio, radio, and theatre.


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At the University of Plymouth, we are proud to be a top 3 modern UK university (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, 2023) and are internationally renowned for high-quality research and teaching. We have also recently been awarded gold ratings across the board in the latest round of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023). At the University of Plymouth, you will be studying alongside a community of people who believe deeply in the power of education to create positive change in society.

Our collective ethos is to use our knowledge for action – to apply real change, …

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