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Full time | York St John University | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Production

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

On this course you will examine the relationship between music and the wider cultural, social and economic circumstances of its production and reception. We encourage you to focus on contemporary ideas and developments emerging within the field of music production. Throughout your study you will investigate and interrogate your own individual production practice.

Through university events and guest lectures you will meet with professional producers and influential music professionals. We offer cross-disciplinary study with other performance and productions MA courses, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with other students with varied specialisms. You will develop the skills and knowledge to critique current trends, learn research strategies and become a reflective practitioner.

Career outcomes

Where could Music Production take you?

This degree could lead you to a career directly related to Music Production, such as including record producer, recording engineer, sound mixer, self-producing artist and music editor. You will develop transferrable skills that can be applied to numerous industries. These include: problem solving, collaboration, independent working, communication and more.

This will give you an advantage in careers such as:

  • Music teacher
  • Project Manager
  • Arts Administrator
  • Record Label Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Creative Director


Explore and test the connections between theory and practice. On this module you will investigate concepts and methods of practice-based research through lectures, critical discussion and reflective engagement with your own practice. You will consider how knowledge can be generated, questioned and communicated.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject. If your degree is in an unrelated subject, but you can provide evidence of relevant professional experience, your application may still be considered.