Why study BA (Hons) Music & Sound Production at BU?

  • Hone your skills in the creative, technical and compositional aspects of music production. 
  • Compose, arrange, record, edit, manipulate and produce music and sound to a professional standard.  
  • Apply your learning to real-world scenarios such as music production, music composition, sound recording, and creating music/sound for moving image.  
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities including fully equipped recording studios with State Solid Logic mixing desk, live room and control room, as well as surround-sound and stereo post-production studios.  
  • Engage with industry professionals through masterclasses, studio visits and industry events and take an optional placement year during which you’ll work within the industry. 
  • Within fifteen months of graduating, 92% of students were in employment or further study. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Music & Sound Production studio tour

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), a measure of the quality and suitability of this course to meet industry needs. JAMES is a consortium of music, entertainment and media industry organisations collaborating in the support of education and promotion of excellence.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


3 years full-time with a 8-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement


Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 and September 2025 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 and September 2025 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.