This course is offered as a four year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
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 skill sets 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.
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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.
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
- Further Postgraduate study or research.
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What are the course entry requirements?
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to email@example.com
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.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks