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Music and Creative Music Technology BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree - Full or Part-time

Music Production

Course outline

This is one of only a handful of programmes in the country that will allow you to progress from your HND or foundation degree to a full BA (Hons) degree.

With access to great facilities and performance spaces, you will fully explore and develop your musical skills and creativity.

It introduces and develops practical skills, theoretical knowledge,  modes of thought and academic practice. You will investigate the evolving demands of the music industry and look at the development of professional practice through the exploration of traditional and contemporary musical models.

You will develop your academic knowledge alongside your subject-based skills, producing a final product which may be a performance, installation or other medium that explores the use of music.

You will also gain specific vocational skills, with the option of following modules in either musical direction or music technology system design. 

Modules may include:

  • academic research skills
  • contemporary issues in music
  • music technology system design or musical direction
  • modern composition
  • product realisation
  • dissertation
  • marketing and self-promotion

The course takes account of the variety of activities common within the music and creative industries and this is reflected in the range of group and individual activities with increased independence being given as the course progresses.

The course would suit both performing musicians and music technologists.

You can view the full Course Specification here.

Next steps

Entry onto the full-time course is via UCAS
Course code: W390
Institution code: N30

Entry onto the part-time course is via the College, you can contact the College on (0115) 9100 100 for an application form or download an application form here.

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Location Date(s) Course code Fees / reductions


Pelham Avenue, Nottingham NG5 1AL


03 September 2018 - 26 June 2020

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

2018/19 fees are yet to be confirmed.


Pelham Avenue, Nottingham NG5 1AL


03 September 2018 - 27 June 2019

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

2018/19 fees are yet to be confirmed.


Music and Creative Music Technology BA (Hons) Degree


1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

You will need (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a music related area:

  • Foundation Degree (FdA)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

We would expect students to be working at Level 2 or above in English Language and Maths.

Mature students with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications in a relevant area are welcome to apply. If you have a higher education level award in another field of study and relevant industrial experience you are welcome to apply.

You will be invited to attend an interview and audition.  

Teaching & assessment

You’ll be assessed through written assignments and practical and creative coursework.


At the end of the course you will be  prepared for a demanding career in the music industry.

You could move into a range of areas including working as a musician, composer, teacher, producer, manager or engineer. 

Alternatively, you could move on to postgraduate study at PGCE, Masters or PhD level, should you achieve the appropriate grade. 

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.


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