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.

Mark Thursby – programme leader for the BA (Hons) in Music Production

Your Programme Leader

Mark Thursby playing the drums

Mark Thursby

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

 

Welcome and Induction Sessions

To welcome you to Popular Music 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, tour of the department, meet the staff and your fellow students.

    • Date: Wednesday 21 September
    • Time: 10am – 12pm BST
    • Where: The Development Hub, Music Department. Cliftonville Road, NN1 5FS.
  • A first look at our recording studio with Tony Platt.

    • Date: Wednesday 21 September
    • Time: 1pm – 3pm BST
    • Where: The Development Hub, Music Department. Cliftonville Road, NN1 5FS.
  • Individual meeting with Mark Thursby

    • Date: Thursday 22 September
    • Time: 10am – 12pm BST
    • Where: The Development Hub, Music Department. Cliftonville Road, NN1 5FS.
  • Meeting up with the second and third years and making a ‘buddy’ connection.

    • Date: Thursday 22 September
    • Time: 1pm – 3pm BST
    • Where: The Development Hub, Music Department. Cliftonville Road, NN1 5FS.
  • Open mic evening – come and play music.

    • Date: Thursday 22 September
    • Time: 5pm – 10pm BST
    • Where: The Waterside Bar and Restaurant.

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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