Is it ok to apply for music at uni when I have no instrument skill

Watch
randomlmao
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
I want to become a music producer in the future, and I make music through FL Studio 12 and I'm on the last year of my college course and want to go to uni but the only thing that interests me is music, since I want to become a music producer, but I have no skills in any instruments. Is it ok to apply for a music course at uni even without any skill in instruments, or are instruments at uni for music not vital. Plus the courses im looking at are electronic music courses (Like the Electronic Music course at Staffordshire) and it sounds like you don't need and instrument but still bit scared that I might actually need to know how to play an instrument for the course.
0
reply
999tigger
Badges: 19
#2
Report 2 years ago
#2
(Original post by randomlmao)
I want to become a music producer in the future, and I make music through FL Studio 12 and I'm on the last year of my college course and want to go to uni but the only thing that interests me is music, since I want to become a music producer, but I have no skills in any instruments. Is it ok to apply for a music course at uni even without any skill in instruments, or are instruments at uni for music not vital. Plus the courses im looking at are electronic music courses (Like the Electronic Music course at Staffordshire) and it sounds like you don't need and instrument but still bit scared that I might actually need to know how to play an instrument for the course.
Just ring and ask. I expect so as long as yu cna show why you are motivated to apply for the course and give some evidence.


Have you also looked at what BIMM offer?
http://www.bimm.co.uk/
0
reply
Liverpool Hope University
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#3
Report 2 years ago
#3
(Original post by randomlmao)
I want to become a music producer in the future, and I make music through FL Studio 12 and I'm on the last year of my college course and want to go to uni but the only thing that interests me is music, since I want to become a music producer, but I have no skills in any instruments. Is it ok to apply for a music course at uni even without any skill in instruments, or are instruments at uni for music not vital. Plus the courses im looking at are electronic music courses (Like the Electronic Music course at Staffordshire) and it sounds like you don't need and instrument but still bit scared that I might actually need to know how to play an instrument for the course.
Hi @randomlmao

I would recommend looking on the university websites at their entry requirements. Each university will offer a different music course with different entry requirements. For example, we offer a Music BA Hons where you would need at least ABRSM Grade 5 theory. However, we also offer a popular music course which does not require any instrument related entry requirements.

If you can't find this information from the university web pages you may wish to contact them directly by sending them an email or giving them a call.

I hope this helps
Ruth
0
reply
thewrongofsummer
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#4
Report 2 years ago
#4
idk if this is too far away for you, but in Scotland we have two music degrees;

BMus - Bachelor of Music: this is usually what conservatoires like RCS market as their undergrad degree. However it is also a degree at universities like Edinburgh and Glasgow and (i think) Aberdeen where applicants are normally interviewed/ auditioned. Prior music knowledge is critical.

MA (Music) - Master of Arts: Idk if you know this already but this isn't an actual 'masters' degree, its an undergrad qualification. It's what most Scottish universities offer for Arts or Social Sci (A 'real' masters progression would be, BMus/ MA (Music) -> MMus or MA (English lit) -> MLitt). For a Music MA no instrumental background is required but I would reccommend taking ABRSM grade 5 theory for a competitive application.
I should also tell you Scottish MAs are not the same as English BAs as you have to take 3 subjects (inc Music) in 1st and 2nd year (with at least half being within the College of Arts) before you progress to honours level (3rd and 4th year) where you just study music. All Scottish undergrad degrees are 4 years btw.

For Music production I would also maybe recommend looking at Electronics with Music courses? Although I think you have to audition too for some of them.
0
reply
thewrongofsummer
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#5
Report 2 years ago
#5
Just to follow up on that it looks like Edinburgh Uni has just withdrawn its MA Music course :/
Glasgow still offers it though?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Current uni students - are you thinking of dropping out of university?

Yes, I'm seriously considering dropping out (47)
16.04%
I'm not sure (8)
2.73%
No, I'm going to stick it out for now (100)
34.13%
I have already dropped out (4)
1.37%
I'm not a current university student (134)
45.73%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise