Music Technology and Production (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

Our Music Technology and Production (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0), designed to provide you with an alternative route into higher education if you don’t have the necessary entry requirements to study a standard undergraduate degree. This course will teach you the important aspects of music technology and production. The foundation year of this course will help you build your academic ability and confidence, fully preparing you for the following three years of study.

Course details

Our Music Technology and Production (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will provide you with a broad range of skills and techniques in sound, music and sonic arts.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

The integrated foundation year on this four-year course is shared with other foundation degrees, allowing you to study alongside students who are interested in a variety of other specialisms and disciplines.

Throughout your foundation year you’ll develop a music technology portfolio, displaying the key proficiencies you have learned through hands-on, practice-based exercises. During the course you’ll explore the fundamental aspects of computer-based music production. The working practices and techniques you’ll develop include audio editing and mixing in our Music IT labs using Apple 5k iMacs, MIDI keyboards and a range of professional standard software including; Pro Tools 2018, Logic Pro X, Cycling ’74 Max 8, Ableton Live Suite and Steinberg Nuendo 8.

Our Music Enterprise module allows you to explore enterprise and business practices. You’ll learn the personal skills needed to develop an online presence in the form of proficiency portfolios, showcasing your work and skills to future clients and employers.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Introduction : Film, TV and Broadcast Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Music Enterprise (core, 30 credits)
  • Music Production (core, 30 credits)
  • Sound and Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Audio Visual Production (core, 30 credits)
  • Music Technology Theory and Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Music The Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Music and Song Writing Approaches (core, 30 credits)
  • Advanced Composition and Song Writing (core, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Music and Audio Production (core, 30 credits)
  • Advanced Sound Design (core, 15 credits)
  • Live Electronics (core, 15 credits)
  • Music Marketing and Business Planning (core, 15 credits)
  • Music for Film and Media (core, 15 credits)
  • Recording Studio Practice (core, 15 credits)
  • Analysing Popular Music (core, 15 credits)
  • Dissertation/Investigative Study (core, 30 credits)
  • Final Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Project Development: Music Technology (core, 30 credits)
  • Work Based Learning for Music Production (core, 15 credits)