BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology
We are still accepting applications
for all courses starting in 2014/15. For more information, contact
us on 0800 358 7474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The focus of this exciting degree programme is the creative and
meaningful application of technology in music production,
composition and live performance. A unique component of the course
is the opportunity to gain industry-recognised qualifications in
Digidesign Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Apple Logic Pro.
Underpinned with solid theoretical knowledge and understanding,
you will be able to develop, to an expert level, the practical
skills required to gain employment within the music and creative
Undergraduates enrolled on this programme share a creative
environment with students studying Theatre, Dance and Creative Arts
related programmes. Consequently there are many opportunities to
work across disciplines in various project scenarios.
Course Content and Structure
Employers currently connected with the course:
- Ableton A G
- Focusrite / Novation
Year One (Level 4)
- Audio Production 1
- Composition Technology 1
- Sound, Synthesis and Sampling
- Performance Technology
- Digital Technologies 1
- Music Technology in Context
Year two (Level 5)
- Digital Technologies 2
- Audio Production 2
- Sound Design for Moving Image
- Music Industry: Employment and Enterprise in Context
- Experimental Live Performance 1
- Composition Technology 2
Year three (Level 6)
- Creative Portfolio
- Experimental Live Performance 2
- Independant Research
- Professional Practice
You will also undertake personal and professional development
training which supports academic work and career development.
Optional activities include business studies, workshops, short work
placements and other enrichment activities.
Student progress is assessed throughout the course with written
feedback provided. Assessment is carried out using a variety of
- Creative Portfolios
One of the following:
- 200 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC
National qualifications or a Foundation Diploma
- Access to HE Diploma in an related programme with at least 45
credits at Level 3
- Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
We welcome applications from people of any age who might not
meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see
evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and
a capacity to pursue the course successfully.
If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend
an interview/audition to demonstrate your ability and suitability
for the course.
|Sound Designer for Games
|Sound Recording Engineer for TV and Film
|Post-production Audio Engineer
|Studio Technician for Education
|Teacher / Lecturer in Further or Higher Education
|Freelance Musician / Performer
|Live Sound Technician
|Musical Instrument / Product Demonstrator
On completion of this course you will have the necessary skills
and professional portfolio to allow you to gain employment in a
variety of areas.
Alternatively, you may choose to further your studies with the
MA Digital Performance.
"The course offers a wide range of opportunities and
activities that are enhanced by excellent standards of teaching,
learning and tutor support. I have found the facilities to be of a
high standard, and have also been particularly impressed by the
range of resources available to students both in and out of
lectures. The course itself is thoroughly enjoyable and I feel my
knowledge and skills have developed considerably through what I
have found to be a challenging but highly rewarding experience. The
campus is a great place to study, and unique opportunities such as
the delivery of Logic and Pro Tools Certification training courses,
in addition to the high standard of student work and inspirational
teaching, are in my opinion what make this particular programme of
study stand out from the rest." GR, Year 2
"I am really enjoying my music technology degree course
here at UCD. The lecturing team are very supportive and are always
available and willing to help me with my studies. The course is
equipping me with the skills I need to develop my music career.
High Melton is a great place to study and the location is really
scenic. Plenty of resources are available and access to the studios
is great. I have quickly mastered music software applications and
feel my skills have improved a lot over the last year especially in
audio engineering, composition and sampling. I have also received
industry-accredited training and recently passed my Pro Tools and
Logic training exams. I have had a great experience with the
teaching and learning aspects of the course and the visiting
industry specialists are really inspiring. My ambition is to become
a competent musician and producer of music and this course is
enabling me to develop the industry skills I need to succeed."
CD, Year 2 student
In addition to all the exciting core content of the course, we
also have great links with some external companies, listed
Students from CMT regularly apply their skills in external
projects to gain valuable professional experience.
Projects to date have included a custom surround sound installation
piece, location sound recording, and editing and sound design work,
all completed in collaboration with Art in The Park, a community
arts organisation based in Sheffield that provides high quality
arts activities in areas where there is little opportunity to
Art in The Park aim to create bespoke, long lasting and inspiring
experiences, and offer free events and workshops focussing on
visual arts and creative writing (including poetry, storytelling,
textiles, sculpture, film making, painting, drawing, craft) for all
ages and backgrounds. CMT students are able to apply their audio
skills in a professional environment whilst also contributing
something valuable to local communities.
Audio Network are an international online distribution company
providing a wide variety of music for creative industries such as
film, TV and radio. With over 40,000+ original tracks from a range
of talented composers, Audio Network provides a comprehensive
library of pre-cleared music suitable for any brief. Recently named
in Britain’s top 100 fastest growing private Technology Companies,
with existing clients including the BBC, National Geographic,
Discovery and MTV, and partnerships have also been formed with
the likes of online media giant Youtube.
Audio Network’s link with UCD provides students with valuable
information and preparation for working in the creative industries.
This includes an overview of rights clearances when integrating
other people’s music into creative projects, and detailed advice
and guidance for any students aspiring to work in the industry as a
composer of music for media. Feedback is also provided to UCD BA
(Hons) Creative Music Technology students on their own composition
work, with students invited to submit their portfolios for
consideration by Audio Network.
If you are unsure which course is the right one for you, please contact us further information and guidance.