Electronic Music Production - BA (Hons)

Our BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production degree will help you produce your music projects to a professional standard, no matter your current level of experience. You might be a ‘bedroom producer’ needing to broaden your understanding of production technologies or how to market your work, or an established producer hoping to brush up on particular techniques, such as finalising projects.

Course details

As student at ARU, you’ll create a diverse portfolio of work that will prepare you for the modern collaborative creative industries, whether you want to produce and release your own or others’ music, perform as a DJ, or create soundtracks for films and games.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

Many of your modules will be shared with our other music courses, giving you the chance to collaborate with different students and develop all-important skills for your professional life, such as teamworking and time management. You’ll also have opportunities to work with students on our film and computer game degrees, creating soundtracks for their projects.

In Year 2 of your Electronic Music Production degree, you’ll broaden your understanding of the modern music industry by seeking and completing a placement in an area of your own interest. This will also help you learn to self-evaluate your transferable and employability skills and develop them further.


Entry requirements

  • 96 UCAS Tariff points from minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Music, Music Technology or a related subject.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
  • You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.


Throughout our BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production degree, you’ll not only develop the latest skills and knowledge for a career as an electronic music producer, but also get the support you need to grow into a confident and creative graduate with a willingness for lifelong learning, and the desire to seek continuing personal and professional development in all aspects of your career.


You’ll be assessed through a range of methods appropriate to electronic music production, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the field. These will include production projects; performance projects; portfolios; written assignments; analytical tasks; group and individual presentations; social and online media; major and collaborative projects; critical reflective commentaries (written, audio, or video).

  • Electronic Music in Context
  • Studio Techniques
  • Electronic Music Composition
  • Electronic Sound Design
  • Music Business
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Music Industry

Optional modules

  • Synthesis and Sound Design
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Professional DJ Techniques
  • Advanced Studio Techniques
  • Electronics for Music
  • Music Major Project
  • Collaborative Project
  • Portfolio