Why study music production at the University of Chester?

Interested in embarking on a music production related degree? At the University of Chester we offer degrees in Commercial Music Production and Music Production and Promotion. To get a better idea of what to expect from either of these, take a look at our interview with Programme Leader Jim Mason.

Getting your work out there is essential for any aspiring music producer. As part of the course, do students have the opportunity to release their work commercially?

We regularly release student tracks and promote them with the aim of achieving high profile music chart positions. Amazon is one of the UK’s biggest music retailers, and recently, as part of course activity, our University of Chester music production students reached the No.1 position in its UK Movers and Shakers chart with a track they created.

Do students get the opportunity to organise live music events?

Our Commercial Music Production and Music Production and Promotion students organise great live music events as part of their programmes. There’s lots of live music on our campus, which has hosted big name artists. Our Sound Shed and Coffee House Sessions events, which students have been centrally involved with, have proved very successful in recent years.

Is there a campus radio station that airs student work?

At our Warrington Campus, we have a professionally licensed award-winning radio station that broadcasts both on AM and online, which has played a key part in promoting students’ music production work, and hosts an annual awards ceremony.

Do students get the opportunity to meet successful previous graduates?

We have many highly successful graduates from our music production courses, who come back to share the secrets of their success with our current students. Graduates such as Jamie Ahye, who have gained real work experience in the media and music industry are a wealth of knowledge and a great source of advice for students aspiring to enter the media and music industry.  

Getting hands on experience with a range of music facilities and equipment is key. Can students access facilities when they want to?

At the University of Chester, our music production facilities are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during term time, giving you the flexibility and freedom to produce your best work, when you want to. And, with more than enough facilities to meet typical demand, there’s no need to worry about availability.  

Want to know more?

To find out more about our Commercial Music Production and Music Production and Promotion courses take a look at our website, or contact Jim Mason, Programme Leader.

T: 01925 534347  E: j.mason@chester.ac.uk

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