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Audio and Music Production

Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by Plymouth University)

Level Five

What's it all about? 

Applying for a full-time Foundation Degree at City College Plymouth through UCAS? Our UCAS institution code has changed - please use C83 for all courses, not our old code which was P60. If you've already started applying for a course with us under P60, please log in to your UCAS account and change the institution code before submitting your application.


Based at dBs Music's multi-million pound recording complex in the city centre of Plymouth, this course focuses on the technical and creative skills required to become a successful Music Producer or Sound Engineer.


Alongside the main qualification, you will also work towards gaining industry recognised Avid Pro-Tools certification, giving you a competitive edge in the employment market. You'll study both the artistic and scientific elements associated with professional sound recording and production, and develop skills in sound engineering and production methodologies. This comprehensive look at everything from digital recording and sound sampling is taught using industry standard equipment, by professionals who are actively involved in the industry.


On successful completion you may be able to progress to:

  • the BA (Hons) in Music (Technology pathway) at Plymouth University
  • the second or final year of an honours degree in a related subject at a range of universities
  • work at entry level as a member of an audio production team.
Terms and Conditions

Please Note

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" (if additional courses are taken), and "full-time" courses may become "part-time" to suit your requirements.

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 - July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2017/18.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Important information for 16 - 18 year olds

In order to support you in your future career, all 16-18 year old students in both schools and colleges who do not have an A*-C grade in their English or maths GCSE will study towards a GCSE as part of their main study programme. If you achieve grade E or below you will study towards a Functional Skills English and/or maths qualification.