• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2021

Course Overview

Bucks has been offering degrees in the music industry for 25 years, making us pioneers in the UK for this area. So if you have an interest in electronic music production, and in particular a focus on DJ and live electronics performance technologies, Bucks is the place for you. With the addition of more general audio recording and mixing, brand management, music publishing and self-promotion, our Electronic Music course has plenty to offer.

During your time studying on this degree, content will cover both essential and advanced production and composition techniques. You will explore new methods of sound creation and manipulation using industry standard software. Students are also provided with the opportunity to experiment with DJ and live electronic performance technologies, and to develop their own production skillsets in synthesis and signal processing techniques, as well as refining their knowledge in recording, sampling and mixing audio.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: JEM1

UCAS CODE: JEM1

Teaching on this course will involve a substantial component of small-group teaching, meaning you will receive a personalised and hands-on education. Much of the teaching is an interactive process, with students, professional practitioner-teachers and academics gaining mutual benefit within a research and professional informed environment. The interaction between teaching, research and scholarship is a key element of our course.

You will also learn from a number of guest lecturers which are made up of individuals who work within the music industry in various guises. Practically speaking, on the course you will learn in our industry standard audio suites and make extensive use of all the equipment during your time here.

Thanks to the broad range of creative courses here at Bucks, the potential for cross-course interaction is vast. During your degree you will have the opportunity to work with Performing Arts students, and Film, TV and Animation students for a range of creative content creation.

Placement Plus modules are built into the course at all levels and Bucks New Uni's long standing history with industry partners such as Focusrite, Aston Microphones and the BBC will expose you to a range of opportunities for career development whilst studying.

Employability  

Graduates from this course will pursue careers in numerous areas of the audio and music industry. The area you go into will depend on what area of electronic music production you choose to focus on and develop a portfolio in.

Our course caters to the following career pathways:

  • Self-employed as professional DJs
  • Recording Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Studio Technician
  • Radio Engineer
  • Web Sound Technician
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Technology Educator
  • Programmer
  • Further Postgraduate study or research.

Follow our social media channels to see the work we are doing:

Instagram - @Bucks_Music
Facebook - @BucksMusicAndEventDepartment
Twitter - @BucksMusicDept

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80-104 points. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Employability

What are my career prospects

We actively encourage, and support, our students to find, and take part in, work experience with a wide variety of organisations or legal practices during the summer break.

Work experience in the form of placements and internships can greatly improve your employment prospects, and taking part can also help enhance academic results as you can apply your learning to a professional setting.

This programme also includes careers events, such as ‘life after graduation’ where employers and alumni are invited to talk about career opportunities in law and related industries, providing valuable networking opportunities.

Key employers, and work opportunities, include commercial employers, small and large, banks and insurance agencies, human resources, in-house company and industry advisers, as well as law firms, advocacy agencies, the courts, legal advice providers, and civil service departments.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.