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 he@don.ac.uk.

Awarded by: University of Hull
UCAS code: W391
Course code: P165
Course Level: Level 4 - 6
   
Location: High Melton
Hours p/w: 16
Duration: 3 years full-time
   
Cost: Click here
   
Course Leader: Lee Sullivan
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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 performance industries.

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

Industry involvement

Employers currently connected with the course:

  • Apple
  • Avid
  • 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.

Assessment

Student progress is assessed throughout the course with written feedback provided. Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods:

  • Creative Portfolios
  • Performances
  • Essays

Entry Requirements

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.

Progression Routes

Potential careers

Potential jobs Expected salary
Sound Designer for Games £20-39,000
Sound Recording Engineer for TV and Film £17-30,000
Post-production Audio Engineer £16-32,000
Studio Technician for Education £15-22,000
AV Technician £17-25,000
Teacher / Lecturer in Further or Higher Education £21-40,000
Freelance Musician / Performer £15-35,000
Live Sound Technician £15-25,000
Musical Instrument / Product Demonstrator £18-25,000
Radio Producer £17-25,000

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.

Student comments

"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 student
"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

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