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Music Performance and Production HND

Course Overview

This Music Performance and Production HND has been designed to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities involved in pursuing a career in the music industry or for those wishing to develop music performance and production skills to a higher level.


This unique course will help you to become a skilled practitioner and to develop specialist knowledge and transferable skills in the areas of Music Production and Performance. The course is run as a bespoke qualification with the ability to combine core units with specialist study.


What topics are covered?

  • Electronic Music Production
  • Location Recording
  • Live Sound
  • Composition
  • Songwriting
  • Entrepreneurship

Who is the course aimed at?

The course will help you to prepare a portfolio of high quality tracks for record companies, promoters and potential employers or further study.

What are the entry requirements?

Successful completion of HNC in Music Performance and Production.

What qualifications will I gain?

HND – Higher National Diploma in Music.

Who is the awarding body?


Who will be my tutor?

John Canning

How will I learn?

The course will be delivered in the specialist Music labs and recording studios at the College. Students will learn through a mixture of practicals, group work, lecturers and performances. This course reflects the largely freelance nature of the music production industry, with many assignments based around standard industry practice.

What hours will I be in college?

This is a full-time, evening based course (three evenings per week).

How will I be assessed?

All assessment is by assignment e.g. productions, recordings, original songs, essay. There are no formal examinations. Students are required to play external professional gigs, create DIY record labels, take part in radio shows, produce radio shows that feature their original tracks, submit tracks regularly to deadlines, upload tracks to public sites, respond to feedback and take part in peer review of each other’s tracks.


Units are graded pass, merit or distinction and you must achieve at least a pass grade in all units to be eligible for the award.

What can I do after this course?

Higher study of music performance and production, talent management, event management and freelance work, and release of own material.

How much does this course cost?

This HND in Music Performance and Production costs £5500.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs, only the course fees are applicable.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance grant/loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Business, Music, Media & Performing Arts

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

All musicians need their own musical instruments and professional studio headphones. Singers need to bring in their own dynamic mic. Keyboards are supplied.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

How do I apply?

You can make a direct application for this course by clicking the ‘Apply’ button above. Alternatively, you can apply via the UCAS website.


UCAS code: 104U
Institution code: B21


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