University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Songwriting and Production

You will study close to a range of music venues, recording, radio, TV and film studios, as well as many music organisations, and with access to high profile, successful musicians and other industry professionals. Suitable for those interested in lyrics, music and studio production, you will learn a range of creative techniques, as well as the history of popular song and the world of music publishing. For your final project, you will create an original portfolio of work to be showcased at the state-of-the art ATRiuM Building, situated in Cardiff

Entry requirements

An 2.2 Honours degree or above in music or other related arts subjects.Applications are also welcomed from those with other equivalent qualifications, or those with significant prior practical/professional experience. Entry is by way of an interview.

Course modules

Modules include: songwriting 1: skills and strategies; digital music production; history, analysis, repertoire and theory; research paradigms; creative and cultural entrepreneurship; research and practice in the creative and cultural industries; songwriting 2: creative co-writing; recording; performance: practice and presentation; major project portfolio or research project (learning through employment).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cardiff (Atrium) Campus Cardiff CF37 1DL Wales

Key information

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