MA in Audio Production


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Program Description

Course summary

This well-established master is the world-leading course in audio production, highly regarded both nationally and internationally. It is accredited by the leading industry bodies, including APRS, and is the JAMES National Regional Centre – London, an Apple-accredited training centre and a Skillset Media Academy. The course is designed to meet and exceed professional standards and will enable you to reach the highest level in the creative use of audio, and explore how creative ideas and new technologies can be combined, enhanced and redefined.

As the major media education site in Europe, the University's Harrow Campus includes 14 professional recording studios (three surround studios), a new teaching recording studio, Music Lab and an array of TV, post-production, radio, film and multimedia facilities built and equipped to the highest standards.

This innovative course develops your creative abilities in audio across music production, sound design, radio, TV, film and multimedia, all supported by a robust understanding of the technologies involved. You will be able to explore and expand as a creative artist while achieving the control and experience of a professional audio environment.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.

  • Applied Innovation and Interactive Design
  • Audio Visual Production and Cultural Theory
  • Entrepreneurship and Project Management for Creative Industries
  • Major project
  • Music Production and Musicology
  • Synthesis and Sound Design for Animation

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a portfolio of audio and/or audiovisual production works, which demonstrates your ability to work in audio at a high level. You should be able to discuss how the course enables you to build towards a new area of creative activity and employment. A good first degree is desirable, although applicants with a strong portfolio and professional industry experience will be considered.

If English is your second language you should have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

Graduate Employment

My masters was something very,very important to me.

Ainhoa Costa, Creative Executive, BBC Global News

Below is a selection of quotes from former students on the course:

"When it comes to studying for your career, I don't think you can be too narrow in your outlook these days. My job is very varied, I'm part of a team that works across all of the BBC radio studios, and gets involved in everything from Glastonbury to the Proms. My Masters was something very, very important to me. Before I started, I was set on what I wanted to do, but the course opened up a lot of other options for me. And you are treated very professionally on the course, almost like a client, but you have to be prepared to work hard." - Ainhoa Costa, Creative Executive, BBC Global News

"I grew up surrounded by professional musicians that gave me the opportunity to study different instruments. After choosing guitar as my main instrument and exploring a multi-effect processor I realised that crafting sound was my passion. Having started by recording myself and other garage bands I got the opportunity to move to London and quickly got involved with bands like LadyHawke and Franz Ferdinand. Due to my Pro Tools skills, I was called to an ADR recording session with Ian Hart. Since then I’ve been divided between Music and Film. In 2011 I started freelancing at Pinewood Group as a Sound Editor, working with clients like Sony, Paramount, Marvel and Disney." - Martim Crawford, UK

"I'm back in Colombia and I'm doing great! I'm producing two albums of important artists here, doing more documentary music for the Discovery Channel and I'm also teaching Advanced Mixing Techniques in Studio Atico, which is part of the Javeriana University. It's a new studio built by John Storyk and it's the second biggest in all Latin America! Once again, thank you for such an amazing year and educational experience!!" - Juan Salazar, Colombia

"...none of us could have made it without you both and I am especially grateful for the support you gave me during what was a difficult summer (but ended triumphantly regarding the course). Thanks to all of you for your help, understanding and wise/inspiring words. This didn't kill me so I'm sure it's made me stronger!" - Ian Roulllier, UK

Career development centre

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course,
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience,
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability,
  • market yourself effectively to employers,
  • write better CVs and application forms,
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills,
  • plan your career with our careers consultants,
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one i ... Read More

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one in Harrow, it is home to over 20,000 students from over 150 nations. Read less