University of Derby Music

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University of Derby Music

About University of Derby Music

You’ll develop your skills in our cutting-edge music-making facilities including recording studios, music technology labs and rehearsal space. It’s the ideal learning environment to build a portfolio of commercial recordings that showcases your talent to industry insiders. ‌

The BSc (Hons) Music Technology and Production course is accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), which means it meets the highest professional standards set by industry. You’ll become part of a vibrant music scene within both the University and the city of Derby. Our teaching team includes practising professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of the industry and are breaking new ground in music technology.

You’ll gain an excellent understanding of the music industry and recording studios, and learn about the technology of the studio, and playback systems. You’ll explore the process of sound recording and production, and complete a portfolio of commercial recordings. You’ll also develop your awareness of the commercial environment, and how best to promote your music.

The JAMES assessors were highly complimentary about Derby’s music courses saying they had a ‘unique personality’ with a healthy element of flexibility. They offered excellent collaborations between courses including video, graphics, sound and light and the technical theatre. Assessors found the students to be ‘lively, enthusiastic and eloquent; they were clearly enjoying their student experience’.

If you don’t have the appropriate qualifications to start this course, you can study the Year Zero programme for a year first. You could also enhance your skills by going on to study our MA Music Production.

Four key reasons to choose this course

Inspirational Facilities – Learn in one of the country’s most advanced university recording studios. National endorsements – Assessors from JAMES said Derby’s music courses have “a unique personality”. Satisfied students – We’re ranked 46th out of the top 100 institutions in the latest National Student Survey – with a rise of two percentage points on last year (2015).

Graduates with music technology and production skills can look forward to exciting career opportunities in a field which is constantly innovating. Our course blends the latest production techniques with creative vision and a strong understanding of the commercial environment.