Music production

Name of programme                   MUSIC PRODUCTION

Qualification awarded                  Bachelor in Music Technologies and Industry (double diploma)

Field of study                               Arts

Study area                                   Art studies

Length of the programme            3,5 years ( 7 semesters)

Scope of programme (ECTS)      210 ECTS

Language of instruction               English 

Location                                       Kaunas, Lithuania

Starting date                                1st of September

Tuition fee for Non-EU students  TBC



BA Music Production is an innovative study programme based on the best international practices and preparing students for work in field of creative industries. The aims of Music Production study programme are to equip contemporary music producers with everything they need in their successful professional career. Everything what students learn is designed to help you to start your own successful career. During the studies students create real life projects. The Music Production course is mainly based on practice, so students are learning about broad range of topics: composition structure, creating harmonies, melodies, enhancing recording skills in studio/concert environment, mixing and mastering techniques and marketing skills. Students receiving training on Logic Studio, Avid Pro Tools, Ableton, Final Cut Pro and similar software. Lecturers of Music Production course have a lot of expereince in media industry for many years. Most members of the staff are professionals involved in various activities of creative industries (composers, researches, technicians, video artists), so latest practice is quickly incorporated into the course.

In the university there is three sound studios and they are one of the best sound studios in the Baltic countries. The sound studio complex is equipped with the most modern, global standards hardware and software, so students are able to obtain necessary skills for working in the field of creative and cultural industries. Music production students have possibility use set of studios during the lessons and also work with own creative projects. Equipment and acoustically right arranged studios allow students make professional music recordings, sound design works and acoustic experiments. The studios are equipped with the most modern world well known manufacturers of machines and professional music software: Pro Tools with C24 controller HDX system, "Studer" multifunctional controler, often used in live streams, 80 microphones, including - Neumann U87 Ai "by the British magazine "Sound on Sound"as the best, and other equipment. Sound studio complex is can save even 64 channels simultaneously.

Vytautas Magnus University also has established high-level media, audio, graphic, computer animation, design, photography, photo- and video montage and laboratories, study rooms, libraries and reading rooms, equipped with the most advanced equipment.

Feedback of lecturers

“World standard music production studies in Lithuania, many years of experience and new opportunities”.

Assoc. prof. dr. Rimantas Plunge, the head of Contemporary Art Department, Faculty of Arts.

“The program provides the students with an opportunity to work with cutting edge hardware and software technology that can be found in professional music studios. This equips with the necessary skills to successfully join and respond the needs of the global music industry”.

Assoc. prof. dr. Titas Petrikis, the head of Contemporary Art Department, Faculty of Arts.

Competencies acquired

The covered study areas include:

Compositional and technical skills
Research skills
Exploration of the creative uses of sound manipulation
Developing knowledge of critical and contextual language in relation to specific areas of music production, DJ practice and live performance
Developing and understanding of recording skills
Methodology in mixing and mastering
Examination of industry marketing patterns and their successful application in your business model
Creating your music promotion and marketing strategies
Creating a functioning website with an end user in mind
Initiation of a personal development plan.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Music Production programme will be able:

to pursue studies in Master’s programs within university or other universities;
to become a freelance composer or music producer, sound designer
to work as an arranger, orchestrator.
to become a recording engineer and work in TV, Radio or Freelance
to become a teacher in music production in the academic/ education system
to work on other positions in audiovisual media industry with emphasis on sound and music

International exchange options

During the studies students have a possibility (according to LLP / Erasmus exchange program) go to study to the Central Lancashire University (UCLAN, United Kingdom), as well as to higher art and design schools (ESAD, Portugal), the art and design schools (ESAD, France), and Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia) or other countries.

Further, study and career opportunities
After the Music Production studies  graduates are awarded with bachelor's degree, also  graduates will be able to: continue their studies in the field of arts graduate; work as an audio specialist performing arts and media industry; being independent sound artists; create customized business.

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