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Music Composition and Technology for Film and Games

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

96 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core)

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

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UCAS Tariff

104-112

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 | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subjects

Music technology

Music composition

The Music Composition and Technology for Film and Games degree is a distinctive programme in the UK as you will benefit from working directly with film-makers and digital animators. You will be encouraged to develop your own personal voice as a composer for film, games, TV, commercials and the internet. On this degree you will investigate a wide range of film and games trends, utilising both acoustic instruments and technology.
You will have the opportunity to explore your creative interests and ideas through a series of film and animation projects and to have your soundtracks incorporated with original films and digital animations.

At the University of Hertfordshire we have some of the best music resources in the UK, including the 12 million pound Music and Film building with leading edge music studios and film and TV facilities, and our 39 million pound Forum - one of the top music performance venues nationally. Our music industry advisory panel is second to none in the UK and includes key figures in the music industry such as Tim Clark (Robbie Williams's manager), Mike Smith (MD Columbia Records) and Korda Marshall - who signed Take That, James Blunt etc. Hertfordshire is the recognised centre of professional film and TV production in the UK, and a leading centre in the world - many Hollywood blockbusters (including all the Harry Potter films) are filmed at the Warner Bothers Studios in Leavesden.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Music

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Music technology
81%
med
Music composition

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

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

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

£15k

£15k

£21k

£21k

£27k

£27k

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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