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London Metropolitan University

Music Technology and Production

UCAS Code: W301

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Or the equivalent to 112 UCAS points. (DMM at BTEC) including relevant Music or Music Technology subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE: English grade A* - C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading) required.

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Music technology

**Why study this course?**

BSc Music Technology and Production is an innovative, career-led degree with diverse practice-based learning opportunities.

Applicants are able to choose a pathway that reflects either a specialist (music production) or multi practice (sonic arts) career outcome, with options to develop a creative portfolio of works, across a range of industries. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the Music studios and computer labs, working with industry-based software and practising with a range of musicians and styles. Collaborative inter-disciplinary projects may be carried out cross-school.

Music at London Met has been ranked 3rd for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide's 2021 league tables.

**More about this course**

This course provides students with a wealthy range of tools and techniques needed to work with music, sound & sonic arts, immersed in a music studio environment. Our set of professional surround sound / music studios and live/recording room is complemented by video editing suites, a foley studio and a music computer lab equipped with iMacs and MIDI keyboards. A wide range of specialist software is available in tune with the newest trends in the industry, equipping students with the most up to date technologies. Our cross-school partnerships assure an impressive array of expertise from highly specialised lecturers and researchers. You are not simply enrolling on a music degree; you are becoming part of an exciting new endeavour that extends its practice to all aspects and areas of the creative industries.

The tutors and course leaders in the London Met music department are industry leaders who boast international careers. They have experience working with top performers and organisations including Kate Nash, Clean Bandit, Wolf Alice, Imelda May, Echobelly, the BBC, Sky and Channel 4.

Our portfolio of cross-discipline subjects have partners in computer games (programming, modelling, animation and effects) and live entertainment, and is exploring possible synergies with digital media; dance; theatre and performance practice. Independent study and shared studios with cross-school partners will promote interdisciplinary hybrid projects. Music and Creative Industry research modules have been conceived to provide a dynamic and direct reflection of the production and sonic arts pathways and their respective industries. From short exercises to long-term projects, the work will be focused on the interaction between the different disciplines in projects designed to support students to express their creative interests and professional needs.

There will be opportunities to travel for short activities such as music festivals, industry talks and performances. Our lecturers are always proposing new ideas and promoting an integrated practice that surpasses the boundaries of the studio or the classroom. Guest lecturers complement the team on a regular basis adding in the refreshed view of a professional life immersed in the industry.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:

Composing with Technology (30-credit core)
Media Skills and Practice 1 (30-credit core)
an introduction to Music and Sound for Media
Creative Studio Practice 1 (30-credit core)
an introduction to Studio-based Production Techniques
Music and the Creative Industries (30-credit core)

Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:

Applied Music Technologies (30-credit core)
Creative Studio Practice 2 (30-credit core)
Advanced Studio-Based Production Techniques
Music and Media Context and Cultural Musicology (30-credit core)
Sound for the Moving Image and Interactive Arts (30-credit core) (Sonic Arts Pathway)
Composition and Live Electronics (30-credit core) (Music Production Pathway)

Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:

Final Project (30-credit core - individual or collaborative)
Project Development: Music Technology (30-credit core)
The Creative Arts and Music Industries (30-credit core)
Dissertation/Investigative Study (30-credit core project/research-based)

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a portfolio of works, in class exam, studio reports and research essays. You will have the choice of producing either a research-based Dissertation or a project-based Investigative Study in the final year on a subject of your choice.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aldgate

Department:

Creative Technologies and Digital Media

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
C

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Employed or in further education
53%
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