Kingston University

Kingston University

Production of Popular Music

The course enables students focus on the production of current popular music, creating and recording tracks using the university's recording facilities. They also explore the composition of popular music, recording techniques and the marketing of popular music. Students also widen their musical knowledge and experience by choosing an option module from an extensive range, including those covering composing with sound design, ensemble performance and composing for film and TV.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 Honours degree in music; applicants may be asked to submit an essay as evidence of strength in written work and/or a portfolio of popular music compositions; relevant experiential learning may be taken in lieu of a music based degree; interview; applicants whom English is not their first language must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced production of popular music; composing and marketing popular music; major project; researching music. Optional modules: constructing music education in the UK; contemporary sonic arts practice; international music education: psychology, culture and philosophy; sound design; techniques and technology for composing for film and television; the philosophy and psychology of musical performance; current debates in music education; jazz studies; live performance; special study; the psychology of music; the studio musician.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework and major project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MMus Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB South East

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