This course will enable you to work creatively with music technology. You will compose and mix music, and you will explore the many creative uses of sound in the Media Industries. You will develop knowledge and skills to support your own creativity, including critical listening, arranging, and sound recording. In addition, you will learn about principles of the underlying technology, and you will write your own computer programs in an easy-to-learn visual language.
Producing music or sound for media projects is an important part of this course. For example, you will learn to compose music for film, and have the opportunity to collaborate with students from Radio, Animation, TV Production and other creative courses.
Students on BA Music Technology have access to state of the art Music Technology facilities, including a dedicated computer lab with a wide range of music software, and two recording studios.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn a wide range of industry-specific and transferable skills, including high-level computing skills
- Study a mix of practical, theoretical and academic subjects including music and business
- Develop your music technology skills through regular self-directed practice
- Gain experience on industry-standard music technology equipment and software in dedicated studios
- Explore a wide range of musical repertoires
- Benefit from a course that will open doors to careers in sound recording, production and mastering; audio-related areas such as forensic audio, noise analysis/measurement, audio restoration, audio archiving, and acoustic consultancy; design & development, testing, documentation, and consultancy of music software; music technology journalism; music management; education and other areas of the music industry
- Challenge yourself with further study including a research degree
Several units in this course have a strong vocational nature. For example, in Music Business your main assessment requires you to write a business plan for a project idea of your own.
In Recording and Production, you record and mix music. In Music for Media you compose for film and other media, and in Sound for Media Collaboration you contribute sound and/or music to projects of students from other courses (eg., TV Production, Media Performance…) or other projects.
You also develop your employability in optional curricular activities, which change every year. We try to offer our students opportunities to work on projects were they gain experience for possible future jobs.
In addition, the School offers activities intended to bring you in contact with further industry professionals, such as the Media Junction events.