BA (Hons) Professional Music (Production) Top-Up

England & Scotland

The course is designed for music producers with a choice of areas they can for specialist in during their Professional Project such as music production, music technology, songwriting, composition and event management.

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this course is designed to follow on from studying a music-related foundation degree, HND or similar course.

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Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production
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  • Tuition, advice and guidance from industry mentors
  • Network and collaborate with fellow musicians and like-minded people
  • Gain a working in-depth knowledge of how business and music operate
  • Manage and market your own music products
  • Expand your CV and portfolio with real-life experience and products

Work under the supervision of an assigned industry mentor to plan, organise and create a professional project in either solo performance, songwriting, music production, dissertation, event management or composition. Project options:

• Performance – 45minute solo/accompanied performance
• Music Technology/Production – 30 minute portfolio of studio-quality recordings
• Songwriting – 30 minute portfolio of original songs
• Composition – 30 minute portfolio of original composition
• Events Management – Planning and management of a commercial event.
• Dissertation – 12-16,000 word dissertation on a research topic of your choice

EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRISE IN MUSIC (20 credit) Conceive an idea for a music event and then make it a reality. You will manage all aspects of the event including promotion, finance, health and safety, organisation and evaluation.

Plan, create and promote a feasible music product of your choice, such as CD, book, teaching practice or masterclass service. You will create a business plan showing market research and product development alongside creating a website to promote the product.

You will have the opportunity to research music used in animation, film, TV or gaming, where you will then compose and record a soundtrack for a piece of moving image of your choice

Gain music production skills employed in the creation of professional recordings and insight into the work and production approaches of leading producers through analytical studies.

University of Wolverhampton

Level: 6
Length: 1 year
Fees: £5,995 P/A
Study Locations:
Edinburgh • Exeter • Gateshead • Glasgow • Southampton • Online

Entry Requirements

Foundation Degree in Performance or Production, or equivalent qualification such as HND, plus successful audition and interview. Applicants with relevant industry experience may be accepted through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


You will be able to progress to study a Masters at postgraduate level. You will have honed your music-related skills to a professional standard either to enter the industry or build up your own business. As well as leaving with a comprehensive business plan, you will have gained an extensive transferable skill-set.

Audition & Interview

Our qualifications require a successful audition and interview to enrol onto a course, but don’t be nervous! The auditions are on a 1-1 basis to assess your future potential to see what you can do, rather than what you can’t. It’s a great chance for you to see the centre, meet our fantastic tutors and ask any questions. You’re coming to us to learn and improve your skills, so we appreciate everyone has their strengths.

How to Apply
Contact the centre where you wish to study, and they will book you in for an audition and interview. Alongside this, an application will need to be submitted via