Bachelor in Popular Music Production


Program Description

Bachelor in Popular Music Production



This Bachelor's Degree course lasts three years and will provide you with the widest possible range of experience and knowledge in the field of music production.


You will learn first how to master and then work within the music production environment and the recording studio. We will also develop your critical skills by analyzing the why and how of popular musical productions.

Your working environment offers fully equipped classrooms, both analogue and digital recording studios as well as studios designated for production and sound design.

The two first years of the course take place in the Microfusa School in Barcelona followed by a Top Up course of one year at Southampton Solent University, which is an excellent opportunity to discover and work in a world-renowned music market while having the opportunity to achieve a high level of proficiency in English.

You will obtain two qualifications during your three years: the Microfusa Diploma in Music Production or Sound Engineering plus a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Popular Music Production from Southampton Solent University. This University Standard qualification is recognized by the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) and is worth 180 ECTS.

All in all a great opportunity to become a professional music producer.


Year 1

The training given over the first year serves mainly as an introduction to Electronic Music Production and the use of new technologies in the field of music.

  • Audio Technology
  • Electronic Instruments and Sequencers.
  • Music Production.
  • Sound design
  • Music history
  • Analysis of music productions.
  • Music theory and language.


  • Official certification in Ableton Live - 101.
  • Apple Logic Pro certification program - 101
  • Native Instruments Komplete 10 certification program - 101

Year 2

The second year of the course will be centered around the techniques needed to learn the how to operate the equipment in a professional recording studio. You will work in depth on techniques involved in the recording and mixing of acoustic instruments using both analogue and digital media. The end of this course will see you produce your own project from the recording stage right through to the promotion of the artist or band involved.

  • Audio Technology
  • Sound and Acoustics
  • Analysis of music productions.
  • Studio recording.
  • Digital mastering.
  • Music industry.
  • EDM Production
  • Music theory and language.
  • Projects and Exercises


  • Official Avid Protools Course - 101
  • Avid Protools 110 certification (Official AVID User certification).
  • Official Avid Protools Course - 01

Year 3 (Top Up at Southampton University)

  • Advanced Studio Recording 3
  • Music Strategies and Career Building
  • Major Project
  • Live Project Brief
  • Options, including:
    • Festival Cultures
    • Film Music
    • Consuming Music
    • Songwriting Portfolio
    • Experimental Music Production
    • Advanced Live Music Production
    • Music and Audio Post-Production
    • Popular Music: Technology and Production
    • Freelancing at Solent Creatives
    • Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice
    • Curriculum Plus.


In order to secure a place at the Southampton Solent University and gain a degree, the following are required:

  • An equivalent of the United Kingdom A-level. For country-specific information such as entry requirements, visits to your country, available bursaries and scholarships, and visa information whenever applicable.
  • A score of 6 or higher (minimum of 5.5 in each component) on the IELTS test
  • Pass the modules required to attain the Microfusa Diploma

These requirements must be completed before enrolling at the university, which can be carried out in the month of June before the start of the next academic year.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish

Last updated February 5, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2018
3 years
Full time
5,970 EUR
Spain - Barcelona
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Spain - Barcelona
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