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Creative Music Technology (Swansea College of Art)

Entry requirements


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120

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications and portfolio of work.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Music technology

Are you creative and have an interest in developing skills with music or technology? Our Creative Music Technology programme is designed to develop skills in working with music within a wide range of contexts through practice-based outcomes.

All modules have a creative outcome which helps develop a diverse skill set, we consider this essential preparation to gain employment within the Digital Media and Creative Industries sectors.

The first year of the programme develops skills within specialist recording studio environments. This allows students from a variety of background with a range of knowledge and abilities to become efficient in working with music and technology in variety of contexts. For example, composition, engineering, recording techniques (e.g. stereo, multitrack and peer-to-peer), mixing, and mastering.

The second year of the programme is designed to creatively explore a range of employment opportunities within the industry. This includes developing skills through working with sound in media applications (e.g. film, TV, animation, computer games) and broadcast settings, writing production (or library) music and creating sound effects libraries.

In the final year, students are supported on and one-to-one basis to master their individual specialisms in the field and to develop an industry focused body of work.

Modules

Level 4
The Studio Engineer
The Studio Composer
Creative Sound Manipulations
Learning in the Digital Era
Contemporary Challenges; making a difference

Level 5
Sound Design for Screen
Sound Mapping
Studio Production
The Sustainable Studio
Change makers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment
Change makers :Creativity and value creation

Level 6
Music Video Production
Broadcasting
Final Showreel and Portfolio
Independent Project

Assessment methods

Students on the programme are assessed predominantly by portfolio and creative output assignments, compositions, recordings, productions, creative projects etc. Written analysis and critique are also integral to the assessment, as well as presentations and vivas.

Through all the projects undertaken, students develop both practical skills and an understanding of theoretical principles.

The course assesses the students’ command the many roles of technology in the creation of music, taking a multi-skilled approach, whilst allowing students to specialise in areas in which they would like to take their careers on later in the course.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Alexandra Road, Swansea

Department:

Swansea College of Art

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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.

72%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

61%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
39%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
D

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.

Design, and creative and performing arts

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.

£15,616
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
22%
Design occupations
7%
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

£16k

£16k

£17k

£17k

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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Lower entry requirements
University of Salford
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3.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Nearby University
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Same University
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1.0 year | Full-time | 2022

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