JAMES ACCREDITATED COURSES
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ACCREDITED COURSES
BA (Hons) Music Technology
BA (Hons) Music Technology & Popular Music
BA (Hons) Music and Sound for Image
BMUS (Hons) Creative Music Technology
BA Popular Music Production
BSc Popular Music Production

Popular Music Production BSc(Hons)
This industry focused course aims to develop your practical skills and abilities in popular music recording and mixing techniques, whilst showing you all the opportunities this industry has to offer.

The course has been designed to allow you to explore a range of processes and techniques for studio engineering and music production, including tracking and mixing. You’ll study music theory (from a popular music perspective) and areas including computer composition and sound design, live sound production, sound to film and TV, development of internet content and the production of radio content.

You’ll have access to our industry standard studios, helping you to prepare for equipment that you will encounter in the real-world of work. You’ll gain hands-on experience of using professional software including our Pro Tools HD recording studios. Throughout your studies you’ll be supported by tutors, many of whom are experienced industry professionals.

Previous graduates have gone on to work for organisations including British Grove Studios, Warner Music and DOCK10.

Popular Music Production BA(Hons)
This course aims to give you the skills to work as a recording studio engineer, producer, mix engineer or live sound engineer. Career opportunities also exist in putting sound and music to film and TV or in producing content for radio, so you have the chance to study these areas through our option module system.

You’ll be supported in honing your creative skills, exploring popular music recording and mixing techniques, live music production and composition, with a particular focus on synthesis, audio manipulation, sound creation and electronic dance music production techniques.

You’ll also perform popular music as a part of an ensemble. This gives you experience of how to work with live artists to enhance their performance both in the studio and in a live setting.
BA Popular Music Production Huddersfield
BSc Popular Music Production Huddersfield
Huddersfield Audio Course
Huddersfield Audio Course

We aim to replicate the professional environment and so you’ll have access to industry standard facilities. Many of our tutors are experienced industry professionals and with their support you’ll gain experience of using professional equipment and software.

Previous graduates have gone on to employment in organisations including the BBC, Warner Music and Universal Music Group and with recording studios including Angel Studios.

BA (Hons) Music Technology
This course offers the opportunity to develop advanced sound production and programming techniques from industry-engaged staff alongside developing your computer-based composition and creative skills. It aims to engage and encourage you by providing you with a solid technical foundation. It will aim to nurture your confidence and your ability to compose, perform and innovate in sound production, experiment with the knowledge you gain and subvert the traditional way of thinking about music technology.

On this course you will have the opportunity to combine computer music skills with electronic engineering. We will help you focus on producing music through the creative application of the latest hardware and software, using industry-standard and state-of-the-art experimental packages.

The course covers a range of interdisciplinary projects that involve creative, programming and multimedia skills to help further develop your existing proficiency in both music and electronics.

The optional one-year (48 week) work placement provides an opportunity for you to relate theory to practice and to develop skills in a real work environment and build
your networks, confidence and knowledge.

BA (Hons) Music Technology & Popular Music
This course is for students interested in all areas of popular music production, historical context, performance and composition. You will have the opportunity to work with commercially successful performers and composers to assist you in developing skills in songwriting, composing and arranging for varied bands and ensembles, including brass, voice and strings. Your selection of modules will reflect your interests and experience. You’ll need to have at least some basic music literacy but formal music theory qualifications are not necessary.

Though highly competitive, popular music production is an exciting field to work in and we’ll aim to ensure that you have the tools you need for success. Our course aims to develop industry-standard practices and techniques in state-of-the-art studios using the latest hardware and software.

The optional one-year (48 week) work placement provides an opportunity for you to relate theory to practice and to develop skills in a real work environment and build your networks, confidence and knowledge.

BA (Hons) Music and Sound for Image
This course will aim to develop a foundation in how to apply sound to film, TV, computer games and other visual media. It offers training in music composition, orchestration, conducting and performance, as well as sound recording, audio production, sound design and film semiology. It provides a valuable opportunity for you to develop musically and technically, as well as intellectually as you prepare for your future career.

In the final year there will be more emphasis on the development of your creative portfolio and you’ll be asked to undertake a major applied project. With support and guidance you’ll have the opportunity to compose and record a full orchestral soundtrack for an animated film, produce a surround sound installation for still images, or create a full soundtrack, including sound design, for a short film.

The optional one-year (48 week) work placement provides an opportunity for you to develop skills in a real work environment and build your networks, confidence and knowledge.

BMUS (Hons) Creative Music Technology
The course aims to develop your traditional musical and/or production skills and prepare you for a competitive career in contemporary composition and music. It is suited for the type of musician keen to foster traditional music training alongside up-to-date computer-based music production and composition. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in classical or popular performance, acoustic and computer-based composition, sound production and orchestration as well as studio recording, musicology and live sonic arts leading to careers in media, sound, music production and many other areas.

The optional one-year (48 week) work placement after your second year, in the UK or abroad provides an opportunity for you to relate theory to practice and to develop skills in a real work environment.

Career options vary depending on the area you decide to specialise in. Previous graduates have gone on to work in a range of careers including artists, arrangers, composers in orchestral, electronic and contemporary fields; or in independent,
commercial or even academic sectors as a result of the intellectual and innovative nature of the course. A large number of our graduates have used their skills in sound design, production and composition for film, TV and other commercial media.