University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Music Engineering and Production

A key part of the course is the practical application of knowledge to generate highly creative work; music engineering and production play a critical role in all modern music, so there is considerable scope for dynamic career development; engineering and production professionals work as music producers, sound engineers, writers and arrangers, digital video composers, sound designers (including game audio) and mixers/remixers in surround.

Entry requirements

Normally we require a 2:1 Honours Degree in an appropriate area, or relevant commercial experience. All applications are considered on an individual basis.
We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.
In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Modules include: History, analysis, repertoire and theory; sequencing/synthesis/sampling; research methods and business; music post-production; remixing; recording or advanced recording; MSc project.

Assessment methods

Learning Through Employment is a University of South Wales framework that offers students who are already in employment the opportunity to gain credits towards a postgraduate qualification.

The programme is structured so that the majority of learning takes place through active and reflective engagement with your work activities, underpinned by the appropriate academic knowledge and skills. As such, it has been is designed for practising professionals to provide them with the tools to succeed in the workplace.

This truly flexible approach means that final projects can be based on an agreed area of work, benefitting students and employers, and because the majority of the project is carried out in the workplace, it can potentially be undertaken anywhere in the world.

The MSc project may be in any area derived from, or related to, the course or general discipline of Music Engineering and Production. For example, sound design in animation, music video, album recording and release, and sound synthesis. There are also opportunities to work on academic staff research projects, or with one of several PhD researchers in the Division of Music and Sound.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cardiff (Adam Street) Cardiff CF24 2FN Wales

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