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Commercial Music Producer (BA Top Up: Level 6 Entry)

“Complete your BA (Hons) at Tileyard London and study at the heart of the industry”
Charlie Arme, Co-founder, Tileyard Music

Offering a natural progression from HND/NVQ Level 5, Foundation Degree or BA/BSc Level 5, this Level 6 Entry BA Top Up Programme is designed for aspiring commercial music producers and artists to develop their production skills, technical knowledge and career pathways.


Apply for the course via UWTSD or by applying on Tileyard Education's website.  

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Course Fee: £9,000

Why choose this course

  • Access to great studios, writing rooms and equipment
  • Small class sizes
  • 1-2-1 academic and pastoral tutorials
  • Live commercial briefs
  • Regular playbacks and A&R surgeries

What you will learn

Course Overview

This program differs from the competition in one very significant way: it is embedded in Tileyard London, the largest independent music community in the world, home to 100+ recording studios and 250 music businesses including Apple Music, Platoon, Beats One, Spitfire Audio, Focusrite, Arturia, Ostereo, Aston Microphones, The Prodigy, Pendulum, Noel Gallagher and many more.

"Be inspired and connect with international hitmakers, artists and businesses"
Nick Keynes, Managing Director, Tileyard London

All our tutors have extensive industry and academic experience. Classes will also include regular exciting guest and masterclass sessions from members of the Tileyard music industry.

The Tileyard Education campus is packed with everything you need to develop your skills, including a working industry-standard studio and live room, Mac suites, writing rooms, classrooms and lecture spaces. Students will be able to socialise, build their networks and perform for an industry audience at several on-site spaces including Campfire and Vinyl Café and the Tileyard Gallery.

Students will also have unparalleled access to networking opportunities with working producers, studios, artist management, record labels, music publishers, marketing and PR and even product manufacturing.

Module Topics

Term 1:

Music and Sound for Media

This module is delivered over two terms, investigating the essential tools necessary to deliver music, dialogue and sound for multiple media formats. In this first term, you will study the recording, editing and processing of sound, as well as dialogue editing, noise reduction and signal processing techniques. Classes will be taught in Mac Suites and professional recording facilities at Tileyard Education.

Business Start-up

This dynamic module provides you with the essential entrepreneurial skills to set up, maintain and develop your own businesses as a producer. Business Start-Up will provide you with the tools to find and reach your market, engage with the business and media, choose the right business structure, manage projects, monetise your fanbase, distribute your music, manage budgets and obtain funding, apply for grants and pitch for work. The module will utilise your music as the driver to turn your creativity into a revenue stream.

Music Production in Context

This module allows students to contextualise their music by practically exploring and re-creating pioneering techniques in the field of audio production, synthesis, and recording. Using the Tileyard Education studios and production facilities students will create practical implementations of the ground-breaking music technologies and methods that engineers and producers have used to shape and create some of the most original music ever released on records. Alongside this historical journey, this module will look at new forms of technology and postulate where the future of music production is heading.

Term 2:

Music and Sound for Media 2

The second half of the Music and Sound for Media module continues your investigation into the essential tools necessary to deliver music, dialogue and sound for multiple media formats. This term will focus on composing and sound design for computer games, using industry standard software and middleware solutions. Classes will be taught in Mac Suites and professional recording facilities at Tileyard Education.

Working with Music in the Community

The module enables students utilise their music to make a real difference in a community. This ‘real-world’ scenario will see students working with young people, community and business stakeholders. Students will develop a range of interpersonal and professional skills to deliver an exciting production-led project that has the power to transform lives.

Term 3:

Creative Investigation Project

The final module of the course allows students to develop an individual research-based response to a set brief. The scope of this project will enable students to develop their professional practice by creating solo or collaborative work with limited guidance. Students will critically analyse the issues which arise from the creative practitioner's relationship with audiences, clients, markets, environments, users, consumers, and participants.


Your leaning will be assessed using a combination of written assignments, presentations and the creation of a portfolio of music that demonstrates your abilities as a producer and future music industry professional.

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

Candidates can enter the application process after successful completion of 240 credits at Level 4 and 5 of a degree course or an HND in music production, music technology or a closely related field. Entry point for this programme of study is to Level 6.

 If you are not sure you meet the required status, please contact our admissions team to discuss previous experience and qualifications.

Additional Costs

Any additional software or hardware music equipment you might want to purchase, but all equipment is provided at Tileyard Education's facilities.