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University of Surrey

Creative Music Technology

UCAS Code: W3G5

Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Overall: BBB Required subjects: Music or Music Technology. Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM) or equivalent proficiency is also required. Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:27,M:18,P:0

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including: 27 at Distinction and 18 at Merit Required subjects: Please contact us to discuss suitability Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM) or equivalent proficiency is also required

Extended Project

A

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Overall: 32 Required subjects: HL5/SL6 in Music. If Music not taken in the IB, please contact us to discuss suitability Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM) or equivalent proficiency is also required GCSE or equivalent: English, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths Studies, SL4.

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

DDM

Overall: DDM Required subjects: Please contact us to discuss suitability Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM) or equivalent proficiency is also required

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Overall: BBB Required subjects: Music or Music Technology Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM) or equivalent proficiency is also required GCSE or equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Maths: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Overall: ABBBB Required subjects: Music or Music Technology at grade B. Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM) or equivalent proficiency is also required GCSE or equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Maths: Scottish National 5 - C

Overall: Pass overall with BBB from the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. Required subjects: A level Music or Music Technology Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM) or equivalent proficiency is also required

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120-144

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Music technology

**Why choose this course**
This course offers you a route to an exciting career in the arts and creative industries. You will develop the skills necessary for making innovative music in the 21st century.

We’re one of the UK’s leading universities for music, with our courses ranked second by the Guardian University Guide 2020. We also achieved 100 per cent overall satisfaction for Creative Music Technology in the National Student Survey 2019.

On this course you’ll be taught by music technology experts and creative practitioners, and work in a unique environment using world-class professional facilities. You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with students from across the department.

**What you will study**
On this practice-led course you’ll study the creative use of music technology using a wide range of specialist software and hardware, preparing you for a broad range of careers in the creative industries.

You’ll choose from areas of study such as electronic music creation and performance, sound design, music for moving image and creative music programming. You may also choose to study traditional instrumental music, including performance.

Our vision is to create ‘thinking musicians’, so this course will also develop your analytical and interdisciplinary creative thinking and your fundamental transferable skills. You’ll develop a strong portfolio of creative work that will help you in your career, and the skills you need to make professional work for a broad range of media.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure and Graduate prospects etc.

Extra funding

Applicants who require a Tier 4 (General) visa to study in the UK:
To apply for a Tier 4 Visa, students must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University they wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable students to apply for their visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to not risk its status as a Tier 4 sponsor.

Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will issued in accordance with the Tier 4 Sponsorship and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

The Uni


Course location:

Stag Hill

Department:

FASS - Department of Music and Media

TEF rating:
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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

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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

90%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
7%
Other administrative occupations
5%
Engineering 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.

£13k

£13k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

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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