Music Production — Higher National Diploma (HND) Top Up

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Course information

Combined with your 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.

You will study the following units:

  • Creative Research Project

  • Advanced Music Production

  • Mixing and Mastering

  • Sound Design Fundamentals

  • Musicology

  • Composing to a Brief

  • A & R

Skills and Knowledge Developed: You 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

Special Features: Within a few minutes’ walk of Liverpool city centre, you
will be based at the College’s Arts Centre - a creative hub for students
studying music, performing arts, media, journalism, art, fashion and computing.
You will 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.

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, you are expected to have a high level of practical music skills at around Grade 6, and Music Theory knowledge at around Grade 5 level. Mature students with appropriate experience and knowledge may be waived the usual qualifications requirements, subject to passing an audition and music theory assessment. 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.

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Course ID: 159181

Course Year: 19/20

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

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