Music Production BA Welcome Pack

Welcome to BA Music Production 2022.

Congratulations on making it onto the BA in Music Production. The next three years are going to expand your skills, knowledge and understanding of an ever-changing, industry which contributes billions to the economy each year. You are about to engage with an intensive training programme that will enable you to succeed in your journey towards being a self-producing artist, whether that’s as a composer, producer, live sound engineer, studio engineer, DJ, games sound designer/composer, performer, educator, and so much more.

You will have the opportunity to study with industry specialists across several fields, in our purpose-built professional recording studios and Mac Suites.

Be ready to immerse yourself into a world of opportunity, whilst making lifelong friends along the way.

I really hope you’ll enjoy your time on this exciting degree programme, and I look forward to working with you.

Your Programme Leader

Mark Thursby playing the drums

Mark Thursby

Senior Lecturer in Music Production
mark.thursby@northampton.ac.uk

 

Welcome and Induction Sessions

To welcome you to Music Production BA (Hons) course, we have arranged a number of welcome and induction session before the start of term. Please make sure to attend all sessions.

  • Introduction to the course, timetables, staff, requirements, ethos, etc. If you’re able to attend face-to-face, then you’ll get a tour of the department, meet the staff and your fellow students.

    Please make sure you attend (either online or face-to-face).

  • Meeting fellow students, meeting year 2 students, timetable discussion, NILE – Northampton Integrated Learning Environment, questions, etc.

    • Date: Monday 26 September
    • Time: 9am – 10am BST
    • Where: Recording Studio – Room DH019, The Development Hub, Music Department. Cliftonville Road, NN1 5FS.

    Please make sure you attend.

  • InMusic products and DJ equipment. Career path Q&A. Free software worth £200.

    • Date: Monday 26 September
    • Time: 10am – 12pm
    • Where: Recording Studio – room DH019, The Development Hub, Music Department. Cliftonville Road, NN1 5FS.

    Please make sure you attend.

  • Intro to studio, more info on the course and timetable, NILE, etc.

    • Date: Monday 26 September
    • Time: 1pm – 6pm BST
    • Where: Recording Studio – Room DH019, The Development Hub, Music Department. Cliftonville Road, NN1 5FS.

    Please make sure you attend.

  • Individual meeting with Mark Thursby. Open discussion around your needs and requirements for the course. What do we need to know, to do the best by you?

    Please make sure you attend and be ready to discuss your needs.

  • Open mic evening – come and play music.

    • Date: Thursday 29 September
    • Time: 5pm – 10pm BST
    • Where: The Waterside Bar and Restaurant.

    Please make sure you attend.

Equipment

  • A sturdy portable hard drive, suggesting 1TB storage.
  • Decent headphones, please avoid AirPods and ‘Beats by Dre’
  • Pen and paper!

Enhancing skills, building networks and engaging in the wider University community

  • We run a Jazz Club for the more advanced musicians
  • We have a Drum and Bass society run by students
  • We have extensive connections with the town’s studios and venues, for live sound.

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