University of West London

University of West London

Record Production

This course investigates the production of recorded popular music from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint; the course deconstructs and analyses the process of record production to provide students with the relevant skills and understanding to develop a career in the contemporary, fast-changing music industry or as a springboard to further postgraduate study at PhD level.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree or higher in music technology or a related subject; or substantial industry or prior experience in the field; advanced musical knowledge; a portfolio of degree level / professional work and a written statement; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or above, at a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet-based test 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Course modules

Modules include: Developing your career; advanced recording techniques; the development of audio technology; manipulating sounds; performance in the studio; combining sounds; research methods; dissertation or project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,950 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,995 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time day £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time day £ 5,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ealing Campus Ealing W5 5RF South East

Key information

University of West London