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A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

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Bachelor in Music Production

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 42 months September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor (Hons) in Music Production diploma issued by University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and Bachelor of Music technologies and industry diploma issued by Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). [+]

BA Degrees in Performing Arts Baltic Countries 2017. Unique features Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor (Hons) in Music Production diploma issued by University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and Bachelor of Music technologies and industry diploma issued by Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). This aim of this international program is to equip contemporary music producers with everything they need in their successful professional career. Everything you learn is designed to help you to start your own successful career. You will create real life projects according to the on-going possibilities at the university (performing at live events, media compositions, music concerts). The course is mainly based on practice, thus you will study a broad range of topics – including composition structure, creating harmonies and melodies, enhancing recording skills in studio/ concert environment, mixing and mastering techniques, marketing skills – with the ultimate aim to create a successful music portfolio of your own innovative, professional compositions. On the BA (Hons) Music Production course, you will have the opportunity to produce your music using professional studio equipment (the worth of studio investment is 1 million Euros), and prepare your records to the industry standard. You will receive training on Logic Studio software, and use Avid Pro Tools, Ableton and Final Cut Pro. Our lecturers have professionally worked in media industry. Most of the staff is still involved in various activities of creative industries (composers, researches, technicians, video artists), so latest practice can be quickly incorporated into the course. Access Requirements High school diploma or equivalent degree and a proven capability to speak, read and write in English fluently, and PORTFOLIO. Portfolio Requirements The Portfolio is your opportunity to display your creativity, expertise and knowledge about music composition. Use your imagination when compiling your portfolio! The content should reflect originality, skills and your personality. Please make sure your portfolio adheres to the following requirements: 10-20 minutes of your own music composition. If you are also a singer, please include examples of your vocal performances. Please attach a written rationale of 200 words (1 x A4 page double-spaced) which explains the inspiration behind your work. All work in your entry portfolio should be recent (this means you should have completed it within the last 24 months) and must represent YOUR OWN ideas and work, and not infringe upon the copyright or intellectual property of other artists, authors or talent. All portfolios should be submitted as audio or video files on a CD or DVD. All other (text) digital submissions should be in PDF format. Competencies Acquired Graduates will be able: To create audio visual installation environments with reference to theory and practice in this area; To compose musical material using music technology software, hardware and the recording studio as creative tools; To appraise and utilise the technologies employed within various media workflows; To apply the principles of effective teamwork within a disciplined and professional environment; To administrate the processes within project development and its implementation while creating original works in the areas of sound recording and design, music technology and related media; To evaluate and contextualise creative output and working processes in presentation of individual work. Critically evaluate and contextualize music production, performance, cultural events and products, by using academic language. Career Opportunities Graduates of Music Production programme will be able: To pursue studies in Master’s programs within VMU or other universities; To become a freelance composer or music producer, sound designer; To work as an arranger, orchestrator; To become a recording engineer and work in TV, Radio or Freelance; To become a teacher in music production in the academic/ education system; To work on other positions in audiovisual media industry with emphasis on sound and music. Further Information On the BA (Hons) Music Production course, you will have an opportunity to work with professional music studio equipment and test it in practice. You will discover why particular choice of equipment is needed for certain projects. It will help you to answer the question what type of equipment you may need for your future career development. Collaboration and working on variety of creative projects will enhance both your technical and business skills. The covered study areas include: compositional and technical skills; research skills; exploration of the creative uses of sound manipulation; developing knowledge of critical and contextual language in relation to specific areas of music production, DJ practice and live performance; developing and understanding of recording skills; methodology in mixing and mastering; examination of industry marketing patterns and their successful application in your business model; creating your music promotion and marketing strategies; creating a functioning website with an end user in mind; initiation of a personal development plan. In Year 1, you will be introduced to the studio environment and peculiarities of music producer’s work (from general composition to the self-marketing). A special emphasis is put on your professional development and enhancing your music theory skills, that would liberate your creative expression choices in the upcoming years. Year 2 will focus on enhancing your style and building a professional portfolio. You will immerse in a variety of audiovisual art genres – soundtracks for films, audiovisual installation, and video clips. This will help you to find your own professional strengths as well as to compile a versatile portfolio for your future work references. Year 3 and 4 are designated to work towards your final degree as well as gain professional experience ‘on site’ in a production company or studio environment. The positions within these companies vary from a runner, digital editor, recording, mixing assistant, and they can be local or international. The last semester encourages you to work in an independent manner throughout a series of guided and highly individual projects. They may be included in personal portfolios and used for applications to national and international competitions. [-]