Postgraduate MA

Music Production

Advance your skills in recording, mixing, arranging or composition to prepare for future opportunities in the music and media industries and further study.

Music Production

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Build upon your practical and theoretical experience of contemporary music production and apply a range of creative production approaches in industry-standard studio facilities. This course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to take your production ambitions further, nurture your confidence to work within the music and media industries, and prepare you for further study.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Learn from internationally-recognised researchers and experienced industry professionals
  • Explore the technical and creative aspects of recording, arranging, mixing and producing
  • Produce a wide range of commercial and non-commercial musical projects 
  • Critically analyse the productions of others in a variety of contexts
  • Work with peers and collaborate with other artists and producers

Specialist facilities
You’ll have access to a suite of high-quality, professional music studios approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services.

Industry expertise
You’ll learn from regular visiting speakers from the music and film industries and a highly skilled and experienced teaching team. We have fantastic links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, which help to ensure you can get the most from your course.

Artist in Residence Sessions
Our Artist in Residence sessions will give you the opportunity to work alongside professional artists and gain an insight into what it’s like to work on a professional music project. We have previously welcomed artists Chris T-T, Ian Prowse, I Monster, Tom Williams, Utah Saints and Matt Deighton.

Why study Music Production at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Accredited by JAMES - we were the first university in England to become a JAMES Integrated Learning Centre
  2. Links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, which will provide a variety of opportunities to test your knowledge and practical skills
  3. Taught by experienced industry professionals
  4. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses
  5. In the new Leeds School of Arts building you will have access to dedicated music studios; Foley studios; dubbing and music recording studios; acoustic labs and a host of post-production suites 
Accredited by

Leeds School of Arts ‘When I feel like I’m sinking’ is a poem to mark the opening of the Leeds School of Arts building at Leeds Beckett University. Recited by the poet and Leeds Beckett graduate, Zodwa Nyoni, this short film showcases the creative work produced by our Performing Arts, Music and Sound, Filmmaking, and Creative Technologies students and graduates.

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