Music Technology and Production BA (Hons)

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UCAS code: J930 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Music Technology and Production, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Music Technology and Production, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Music Technology and Production, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

1st in the country

Our Music courses ranked 1st in the UK for “Academic Support” in the 2024 National Student Survey. (National Student Survey 2024, Results published 10 July 2024)

Hands-on approach

Our focus is on project-led teaching that reflects industry-led briefs, so you'll learn as you create.

Specialist equipment

You'll compose, produce and perform using £750,000 worth of equipment in our recording studios, post-production suites and rehearsal and performance areas.

Course modules

The first year develops core technical and creative skills in key areas of disciplinary practice and collaboration. You will participate in industry-modelled projects in collaboration with students from other related disciplines.

In the second year, you will experiment further, explore different approaches to individual and collaborative practice, engage with external practitioners and organisations, and develop employability skills as part of a Professional Life module.

In the third year of study, you will become more focused on the development of your own specialist ideas, practice and research, individually and in collaboration with others, internal and external to the University.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

The BA Music Technology and Production programme will develop a core set of skills in music and studio production. Some elements of sound design and non-linear performance and production processes are shared with other programmes in the department. This course will help you develop transferable skills for the creative industries.

Industry links

Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed.

Graduate employers

Employers our graduates have gone on to work for include Splice Productions, Create Define Release and Molto Music Group.

Job roles

There is a range of roles within the music industry including:

  • music producer/remixer
  • sound designer
  • composer (for media)
  • audio editor
  • recording engineer
  • mixing engineer
  • studio manager
  • music director
  • songwriter
  • sound designer
  • music supervisor
  • A&R (Artists and Repertoire) and 
  • music business entrepreneur.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

You could undertake further study in MA Sound and Music Production.

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As a university committed to your career growth, we've curated dedicated Career Zones across all of our campuses with practical services tailored to your success. From internships, personalised coaching, and employability workshops to volunteering, mentoring, placements, and enterprise opportunities, we offer a diverse range of support."
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Career Zone

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom are practitioners in the area they teach. Some of the assessments focus on practical skills and are presented as 'live or simulated briefs'.

This ensures that practice-led teaching is relevant to industry and practice. Our staff are well placed to take advantage of a range of professional networks and industry contacts. Each module is designed with practical components and a reflective component, with the intention that students develop an ability to comment on and justify their creative process.

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. 

Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

Academic support

Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. 

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. 

For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible.

Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

Professional practice, innovation, enterprise and engagement will be modelled and applied in live projects and assessed through the development of an online creative portfolio. Each piece of coursework will be presented as a digital portfolio. Practice Portfolios include a range of creative artefacts associated with disciplinary and interdisciplinary practice, developed through production, composition, design, writing, and other creative activities. Practice portfolios are used to capture multi-dimensional evidence relating to the product of a creative process. Coursework Portfolios report the process of creating practical work. They will often include production reports to illustrate and evaluate the process, as well as integrating research and contextualisation, including formative assessment evidence.

Campus and facilities

University Square Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Arts and Creative Industries

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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What our students and staff say

Sonke Prigge
Although teaching is a job, I've never treated and it never felt like that. No one class, module or course is the same, teaching varies according to the students in the room. Once our students have the basic knowledge and the technical know-how to operate music software and the equipment in the studios, teaching becomes more like a collaboration between teachers and students. The motivation usually comes from helping students to achieve their goals and seeing them succeed."

Sonke Prigge

Senior lecturer, BA (Hons) Music Performance and Production

Tristan Parkes
I love how UEL brings people together from all over the world to study in a friendly, caring, inspiring and innovative learning environment, and being a part of this is truly special."

Tristan Parkes

Senior lecturer in Performing Arts