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Music Production — Higher National Diploma (HND) Top Up

Course information

Combined with the student's ambition, drive and talent, the HND in Music Production will further focus on how to create and produce music products, with a strong emphasis on developing a range of commercial skills needed to work with new technology and concepts within the digital market place.

Students study the following units:

    Creative Research ProjectAdvanced Music ProductionMixing and MasteringAdvanced Sound Design forInteractive MediaAdvanced Composing Using TechnologyAdvanced Sound EngineeringA & RGroups and Personal Tutorials.

    Skills and Knowledge Developed: Students will develop a wide range of technical and professional skills for production, composition, performance with technology, business, and research. Students are also supported to develop realistic and achievable career plans to help them reach their goals within the industry.

    The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

    HND Music Production Top Up Programme Handbook (19-20)


    Higher National Diploma in Music Production

    This course leads to...

    Upon successful completion of the programme, students can potentially progress onto degree programmes or employment within the industry.

    Entry Requirements

    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at DMM or above or a minimum of 2 A-levels, including Music, at grade C or above
    • Completed HNC in Music Production or equivalent Level 4 certificate of higher education

    Being a degree-level programme, students are expected to have a good level of knowledge of music production and, at interview, evidence that you are working towards or already have access to professional music production software/hardware. You must also be able to work with a high level of independence and keep to strict deadlines.

    Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.

    Why study with us?

    Within a few minutes’ walk of Liverpool city centre, students are based at the college’s Arts Centre - a creative hub for students studying music, performing arts, media, journalism, art, fashion and computing. Students have access to professional recording studios, computer suites and rehearsal facilities. Also located on this campus is the college’s Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education (AATCe) and Roland Music Academy.
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    Further Information...

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Course ID: 163216

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at, or contact our HE team at

Fee for21/22 is 6568.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

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