Higher Education - Creative Music Production Foundation Degree
This course allows you to explore and develop your personal creative practice in the field of music production across interdisciplinary platforms.
Course aims and areasIn year one, you will explore the nature of sound and how music is created and produced via modules in sound recording, computer music production, experimental sound and work-related study.
You will apply what you learn from these studies in a personal research project carried out by visiting and interacting with practitioners and organisations within the music production industry.
Year two is about both broadening and honing your knowledge, skills and understanding with the opportunity to compose and arrange music in a production context.
You will apply your skills to working with multimedia products such as computer games or film and television. You will be able to develop a personal and professional focus through undertaking professional practice and a substantial audio related project.
- Computer Music Systems
- Context & Methodology
- Experimental Sound
- Sound Studio Techniques
- Work-related Creative Practice
- Music and Sound for Moving Image
- Contextual Studies: Music Production
- Arts - optional modules
- Professional Practice
- Personal project and presentation
Why the MET?
- You will work with highly experienced staff who are current practitioners and academics within industry.
- You will have opportunities to gain real-world experience across a wide range of practices and career-paths.
- You will be able to establish your own practice outside of the educational environment in order to test public reaction in the local community and from established professionals.
- The course will engage you with numerous curriculum enhancement activities such as playing and promoting gigs and writing and producing for 1Brighton FM radio station.
- Access to a dynamic music scene and many performance venues.
Your tuition fee status is based on your UCAS application and any additional information you provide to us. This status determines the fees you pay and your eligibility for student finance.See more details
The course encourages you to find work experience opportunities in commercial recording studios in Brighton as well as with local record labels and other creative music companies.
In the first year, you will identify and develop networks within the local industry, whilst in the second you will respond to the specific professional requirements of their chosen genre or discipline.
You are tutored and encouraged to develop long-standing contacts that often extend beyond the length of their study programme, and to engage with existing development opportunities with partners such as The Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton 1FM, and Loopmasters.
Our aim is that you not only develop the technical skills required for their chosen area of practice, but leave the course as working/gigging professional artists and producers in their own right.
On successful completion of the Creative Music Production Foundation Degree students can progress onto our BA (Hons) Creative Music Practice one year top-up course.
Whether you are looking to develop yourself within the freelance, self-employed or business roles within the music industry, the creative music production foundation degree in provides you with the essential skill-set for the music producer of today.
Learn with experienced music industry academics and professionals, through a hands-on, practical experience of working in contemporary music production.
Past students have identified and applied themselves to various roles within the current music industry, entering employment with record labels (Fat Cat, Skint Records), sound designers (Loopmasters) and as signed artists working within a variety of musical genres.
- Higher Education Student Social and Study space (HUB), with individual and group workstations, large display screens and iPads
- Mac suite with – Logic Pro, Pro Tools and other software.
- Synthesis lab incorporating modular synthesiser and isolation booths including equipment by Doepfer, Moog, Korg.
- Three well-equipped, professional, in-house recording studios including equipment by Neumann, Teletronix, Universal Audio, Neve, SPL, Audient.
- Mixing and production booths incorporating a surround-sound 5.1 environment for film/video-game sound production.
In preparation for studying the Creative Music Production Foundation Degree course we strongly advise that you invest in studio headphones and an external hard drive.
There may be various trip costs – within the UK to gigs, exhibitions, shows as is appropriate to the course and your personal development as a practitioner.
alumni Views Gareth Halsall
““The most useful things I learnt on the course were the use of sequencers and synthesizers. I’m now head of Loopmasters’ sub label Patchworx which deals in selling patches and pre-sets for soft synths”.”
Views David Pearce
“The FdA in Creative Music Production helped me develop the confidence to pursue my career in sound design.”
alumni Views Phil Hutchins
“The BA (Hons) Creative Music Production course helped me find and pursue a career in TV and film.”
alumni Views Nathan Cleary
“I have studied at other institutions but nothing that compared with the personal touch of Brighton Met!”
- Conceives and writes original music.
- Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
- Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
- Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
- Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
- Active Listening
- Active Learning
- Learning Strategies
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension