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Keele University

Music and Music Technology

UCAS Code: J931

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

112 - 104 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-28

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich with time abroad | 2021

Subjects

Music technology

Music

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home.

Combining Music and Music Technology at Keele will allow your passion for music, creativity and technology to thrive under the tuition of world-leading experts and creative practitioners. You will develop outstanding technological competence, high levels of knowledge and skill, and the creativity to thrive in diverse career environments.

With Music, you’ll develop intense critical understanding in a practical environment, composing, performing, recording and studying music from a diversity of styles and eras. Your Music Technology studies will enable you to become fluent in the creative application of technology in composition, music production, sound design, screen music, audiovisuals and music software development. Taught in the same wonderful historical building The Clockhouse, these two subjects interact in many areas of your syllabus such as Popular Music, Recording, Production, Composition and Interactive Performance. You will have access to many performance opportunities, 24/7 music practice rooms, music technology studios and digital instruments. You can develop your own artistic personality in music making, screen music composition, song writing, music critiquing and others, depending on how you build up your study path.

Keele Music and Music Technology graduates progress to careers in media production, publishing, broadcasting and marketing, as performers, composers, teachers (at all levels of education), and in arts administration, bands, recording studios, post-production and software design. At Keele you can acquire the abilities to diversify your income streams working as
a freelance composer or sound designer for applications such as games, television and film. You will develop a wide range of skills in presentation, writing, project management and critical thinking that can be transferred to many other professions. Our graduates also work, for instance, as solicitors, journalists, civil servants and in business.

Modules

For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,000
per year
International
£16,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Keele University

Department:

Keele (Central)

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music technology

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Music

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

93%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

93%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts & design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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