BA Music - Music Production (Hons)WHY LEEDS?Are you a composer wanting to earn the technical skills to take your creativity to the next level? Then Leeds College of Music's BA (Hons) Music Production pathway could be the right course for you.Combining one-to-one tuition, small-ensemble work, and seminars, this in-demand programme underpins your flair as a composer with the practical know-how necessary to become a sophisticated music producer and compete in a fast-moving music industry.You can choose to specialize in Music Production, combine it with another pathway, fast-track your qualification with the two-year Accelerated course or opt for the more vocational Foundation Degree in Music Production.THE COURSEWorking in dedicated studio environments with experienced professionals, you become well-versed in Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Max/MSP and other software, and earn Apple Authorised Training qualifications. Aided by the Conservatoire's Mac Labs and world-class specialist equipment including an SSL G Series console, your proficiency in the latest technologies brings your compositional styles and productions to life.As you develop your recording, producing, hardware and software skills in the studio – working in groups of usually no more than four or five – you also hone in on your strengths, choosing from options such as Computer Based Composition, Music and Ideology, and Composition and Production for the Moving Image. In your final year, you work towards both a major individual project and a multi-disciplinary collaborative project.The course is geared to prepare you for life after graduation, with modules designed to introduce you to the framework and mechanisms of the creative industries, develop your essential personal skills like project management, and explore potential career opportunities. In your third year, you undertake a substantial independent project in Community Music, Music Journalism or Events Management.YOUR TUTORS Our BA (Hons) Music Production students receive 140 hours of specialist tuition across three years, working closely with professionals who are active in the industry.Your tutors include sound engineers and authors (Craig Golding), band members and booking managers (Jez Pritchatt), and composers and producers (Alex MacDonald Halliday). They're specialists in the musicology of music production and popular music analysis (Adam Martin); they've been session players for Kate Bush and composed documentary music for Sky, the BBC and Channel 4 (Brian Morrell), and produced work for installations and audiovisual environments (Sam Salem). They are joined throughout the year by visiting professors of international repute who not only give masterclasses and workshops but also get involved in lessons and mentor individual students. Recent visitors have included Rocket studios manager and engineer Will Hicks, former Chrysalis CEO Jeremy Lascelles, producer and DJ Dom Ruckspin and songwriter, film composer and producer Gilbert Gabriel.YOUR FUTURE When looking for work as a producer, you'll need to demonstrate that you've got a variety of projects under your belt. Choose Leeds College of Music to study Music Production, and you've already got musicians to record, mix and produce all around you: working alongside the Conservatoire's sizeable Classical, Jazz and Popular communities opens up a world of networking, production and performance opportunities, whether you need to record a choral group or engineer a dance track.Music Production alumni include Joseph Hartwell Jones who, as assistant engineer to multi-Grammy award-winning engineer Paul Epworth (Adele, Cee Lo Green, Florence and the Machine, Plan B, Bloc Party, Lana del Ray), was most recently involved in the recording of Adele's Bond theme 'Skyfall', and Gavin Miller and Thomas Ragsdale aka electronic duo Ghosting Season, who released their debut album The Very Last of the Saints on Sasha's Last Night on Earth label in May 2012.Ragsdale also composes for a variety of projects including documentary film and art installations. His clients include Prada, BMW, EMI, and Twitter.