All applications will be considered by the course team who will consider these key elements when making a decision on your suitability to join the course:
- The strength of your personal statement and portfolio
- Your qualifications and transcript (or projected results)
There is no requirement for an academic or professional reference.
Required information for all postgraduate course applications
Before you apply, please take time to read the guidance below. You will be asked to provide the following items and upload documents when completing the online application form:
- Personal details (including full name; date of birth; nationality; permanent address and English language level)
- Current and/or previous education and qualification details
- Employment history
- Personal statement
Extra information required for applications to this course
You will need to supply:
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The online application can be saved as you fill it out, so you don’t need to complete it all at once. You will also have the chance to review all the information and make any necessary amendments before you press submit.
Deferring your place
This course accepts requests from offer holders to defer their place for one academic year. Deferral requests are granted on a first-come, first served basis until all deferral places are filled, or a deadline has been reached, whichever is sooner.
Read our Admissions Policy for details, and request your deferral by contacting us through the UAL Portal using the Contact Us button in your My Application(s) tab.
External Student Transfer Policy
If you are currently studying at another institution and have successfully completed 60 credits in the equivalent units/modules on your current PG course and wish to continue your studies at London College of Communication, you can apply to transfer.
The Admissions Tutor will consider applications on a case by case basis, subject to places being available. You must apply directly to the course via the course webpage as early as possible.
Further information about the external student transfer policy can be found on the Office for Students Information page.
Please provide a CV detailing your education, qualifications and any relevant work or voluntary experience. If English is not your first language it is important that you also include in your CV details of your most recent English language test score.
Personal statement advice
You will be asked to complete a personal statement describing why you want to study on MA Music Production. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate critical knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject, and a well-articulated rationale for joining the course.
The personal statement is a very important part of your application and should demonstrate to the course team that you are interested in the subject and that you have thought very carefully about why you wish to study on the course.
Ensure that your personal statement it is well written, clear and free of any spelling mistakes. It is your chance to impress the course team by showing a strong interest in the subject, demonstrating what you feel you would bring to the course, your appreciation of what the course can offer you and how you feel it might help you in the future.
This can be demonstrated through work experience, previous studies and your personal experience.
After you apply
Communicating with you
After you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming your application and providing your login details for the UAL Applicant Portal. Please add @arts.ac.uk to your contacts to ensure that you do not miss any important updates re: your application to UAL.
Please log into the portal, as this is where we will send you important updates and requests, and you can contact us with any questions you may have about your application.
What happens next
All applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio (maximum 3 audio files) as part of their application.
The portfolio may include examples of your past recordings, mixes, compositions, performances, or any other form of audio that demonstrates your skills in the broad area of music production. You may include up to three examples that showcase your best work. You are welcome to include written work alongside the portfolio where it helps the course team to understand your creative intentions and/or processes.
If you have links to web projects or media assets, please note these in your CV.
- We'd like you to submit a 2-3 minute video to help us learn more about you
- Please speak clearly in English and face the camera
- Your video task is submitted along with your portfolio. Read our guidance for how to submit your video task and which file types we accept
As part of your video task please respond to the following question:
We would like you to choose one piece of work from your portfolio, and explain your creative intentions, your role in the project, the various challenges that you faced, and your thoughts about the finished work.
Applicants are not usually interviewed by the course team.
How we notify you of the outcome of your application
You will receive the outcome of your application through the UAL Applicant Portal.
This course receives a high number of applications. Unfortunately, we can’t provide feedback to everyone who is unsuccessful. We can only provide feedback after you’ve had an interview.
We are only able to provide feedback to you directly, or to someone you have told us in writing can receive it on your behalf. If you would like to request feedback please contact us through the UAL Portal using the Contact Us button in your My Application(s) tab.
Successful applicants will be guided through the rest of our admissions stages and towards enrolment on the course.