Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment.
You will work alongside experienced industry professionals, exploring the technical and creative skills of recording, arranging, mixing and mastering to develop a wide range of commercial and non-commercialmusical scores.
You will have access to a suite of high-quality, professional music studios approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers' Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services.
In addition to the skill and experience of your expert teaching team, you will also learn from guest speakers from the music, film and television industries. We have fantastic links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, which provide a variety of opportunities to test your knowledge and practical skills.
- Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including in music, drama, dance and performing arts.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Your course will open up career opportunities in music production, interactive media, television, radio, research and education. It also integrates well with digital animation and video, games and interactive media, and the wider music and audio industries, ensuring you should be well placed to get ahead in these competitive fields.
- Music Producer - Music Technologist - Performer
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We also provide you with regular visiting speakers from the music and film industries and a highly-skilled and experienced teaching team. We have fantastic links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, which help ensure you get the most from the course.
Creative Music Production Develop a practical understanding of the creative possibilities of the studio environment as you create your own musical product.
Studio Skills Gain a balanced and critical view of the state of the creative industries. You will explore current creative and technological limitations and become involved in forecasting future changes and developments.
Collaborative Practice Experience the collaborative working environment and develop your skills in fulfilling a brief.
Negotiated Skills Development Work closely with your tutors, researching and applying current theory and practice alongside a learning plan that meets your own aims and objectives.
Creative Sound Design Gain the knowledge and skills you need to produce audio-based artefacts in the fields of electro-acoustic music, sonic art and sound design.
Research Practice Enhance your awareness of the methods and skills which are required in order to carry out research into the ideas and practice of music technology.
Final Project The final project provides an opportunity for you to engage in research and advanced practice in an area of your own choosing.
Orchestration, Arrangement & Programming Study contemporary approaches to orchestration and arrangement of music for the moving image and create scores and MIDI realisations to a professional standard.
Sound, Music & Image Evaluate the relationships between sound, music and image, and devise and create examples of audio-visual media to a professional standard.
Electro-acoustic Music Explore the techniques and methods employed in electro-acoustic composition and use those techniques and methods to create an original composition.
- Music Studios "Being able to work in such good facilities gave me a buzz – I loved working in the studios." Piers of chart-topping, Mobo-nominated Rudimental
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