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De Montfort University

Music Technology

UCAS Code: J936

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (with Honours) - BASc (Hon)

Entry requirements


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Music technology

Music Technology BASc (Hons) is an innovative degree at DMU that will let you explore, choose, and develop the skills you want to shape your future in music industries. Exceptional opportunities in music technology can arise for individuals who can link creative vision with deep technical understanding. The design of the BASc Music Technology degree — the only one in the UK — reflects this. Every year you will be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules to tailor your knowledge of Music and Audio Technology: half of your modules from arts-oriented BA options and the other half from technology and science-oriented BSc options.

Modules

First year
?Sound analysis and perception (Core)
?Introduction to Music and Sonic Art (Core)
?Writing and Research / Academic Essentials (Core)
?Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing (Core)
?Introduction to Studio Techniques (Optional)
?Live Coding (Optional)
?Digital Music Creativity: Synthesis (Optional)
?Foundations of Music (Optional)
?Creating with Technology (Optional)
?Performing with Technology (Optional)
?Ideas in Music and Sonic Art (Optional)
?Audio Electronics Fundamentals (Optional)
?Digital Music Creativity: Sequencing (Optional)
?Studio Recording Essentials (Optional)
?Audio Engineering Fundamentals (Optional)

Second year
?Ideas in Music and Sonic Arts (Core)
?Further Digital Signal Processing (Core)
?Acoustics Fundamentals core Composing with Technology (Optional)
?Performing with Technology (Optional)
?Sounds and Images (Optional) Creative Coding (Optional)
?Sound Diffusion (Optional) Studio Production Techniques (Optional)
?Procedural Programming for Music (Optional)
?Further Audio Electronics (Optional)
?Digital Music Creativity: Advanced Synthesis (Optional)
?Live Sound and Location Recording (Optional)
?Electronic Instrument Building (Optional) Sound for Screen (Optional)
?Spatial Composition (Optional)
?Visual Programming for Music (Optional)
?Digital Audio Electronics: Sensors and Interfaces (Optional)
?Ensemble Recording (Optional)
?Plugin Development (Optional)
?Negotiated Project (Optional)

Final year
?MAT Research Project (Core)
?Music, Media and Community Arts (Optional)
?MAT Personal Practice (Optional)
?Sound Installations and Environments (Optional)
?Sound Design (Optional) Composing for Dance (Optional)
?Music Industry Management (Optional)
?Advanced Digital Signal Processing (Optional)
?Algorithmic Music (Optional)
?Acoustics Applications (Optional)
?Spatial Audio Production (Optional)
?Music Information Retrieval (Optional)
?Advanced Musical Electronics (Optional)
?Artificial Intelligence for Music (Optional)

Assessment methods

Teaching involves a mixture of lectures, studio sessions, practical classes and laboratory work. Emphasis is placed upon gaining practical experience and applying it in a proOur internationally recognised staff provide you with wide-ranging musical, scientific and technological expertise. Teaching is carried out through lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical classes, rehearsals, studio workshops and lab sessions. You will normally attend around 8-12 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and can expect to undertake at least 32 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research. Project-based learning is used to develop your research, presentation and communication skills. Self-motivation is a key ingredient and outside set teaching times you will also attend concerts and performances and benefit from a wide range of guest speakers who share insights from their personal experience.

You will normally attend around 13 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 27 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required. You are assessed through a variety of methods including practical assignments, exams, technical reports, essays and presentations.

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
41%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
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After graduation


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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
51%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Design occupations
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

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Music technology

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