BA(Hons) Electronic Music Production (Top-up)

L6 Level 6
Full Time
11 September 2023 — 17 May 2024
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The BA(Hons) Electronic Music Production will provide a unique and vocational approach to this subject, in which you will apply theory through practice.
The course covers everything from sound practice and theory to the latest mixing and production techniques to train you in the skills needed by today’s global music industry. You will gain a thorough appreciation of the role of electronic music production in music-making today as it is used across the music and media industries.

How to Apply: You apply for this course via UCAS.  The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to the UCAS course page.
You will need the following details:
Course Code – CR10, Institution Code – C16, Campus Code - A, Campus Name – City Centre Campus 
For further information visit Completing your UCAS application.

CAVC Students currently studying the DipHE in this subject should contact Student Services about progressing to the degree top-up.

What you will study

Through your theory and practical studies, you will come to consider electronic music as not just a single genre but as a way of making music that can be applied to a multitude of styles.  You will learn to harness today’s hardware and software to sequence, sample, synthesise, compose, produce and remix sound, as well as to make music and experiment with sound design.

Led by experienced tutors who are actively practising in the music business, you will learn about new findings in music research and gain industry insights that could help you in your career. In addition, you will be able to work with our highly qualified and friendly audio technicians/demonstrators, who will help you master the technical challenges of electronic music production.

You will study the following modules;  

Level 6:

  • Advanced Electronic Music Production Techniques
  • Electronic Music Production Analysis
  • Advanced Mixing Techniques
  • Creative Collaboration Project
  • Major Project    

Course fee per year

Tuition Fees: £9,000.00

Entry requirements

To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. Standard entry requires you to have achieved 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5) either via a Diploma in Higher Education, a Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

11 September 2023

End date

17 May 2024

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

13 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Electronic Music Production BA Hons


What our students say

I’ve always wanted to study Music Technology and it’s great to have this course available at college. I didn’t study music at school but getting this opportunity has really been amazing. I didn’t think I’d be able to read music or produce it so quickly and I’ve even got my own set-up back at home. There’s so many facilities to take advantage of, two production rooms, performance rooms, studios and a recital room where we put on our final performances. I’ve progressed onto the Music Technology Foundation Degree and that’s been a great step up for me. I really want to be a producer but this course has opened up other options in music for me – one of those being events management which is what I’m leaning towards now.

Zack Carey
Former Music Technology Level 3 student, now studying Foundation Degree Popular Music Technology at CAVC

Career prospects & further study

£4.5 billion

The music industry is worth £4.5 billion to the UK economy and has grown by 2% since 2017 (UK Music 2018).

Once you complete your course, you could go on to work as a:

  • ADR recordist
  • assistant engineer (studio)
  • audio director
  • broadcast engineer
  • DJ/remixer
  • live sound mix engineer
  • music editor

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE