The emphasis is on modes of composition, production, and performance which exploit music technology in exciting and innovative ways. You will gain a highly developed aesthetic awareness of the contexts in which you are working. Students are encouraged to develop an industry-specific specialism in one of three areas: studio-based composition, music theory, or music business. In the final fourth year special emphasis is placed upon the commercial development of intellectual property.
The course has also been carefully developed in parallel with related programmes within the School. All our courses include a series of Creative Practice modules that offer music technology students the opportunity for productive collaborations with fellow students in Digital Film and Television Production, 3D Computer Animation, Games, Digital Arts, and Visual Effects.
Potential students for the Programme would typically come from either a music, music technology, or related digital media background (although it is not limited to these). The approach by the course team is very broad and encompasses a wide range of musical styles, genres, instrumental techniques, and production methods. Diversity and variety is both welcomed and positively encouraged: we have students doing ballet music, experimental electronic music, punk, shoe-gaze, techno, you name it! However, applicants for the music theory pathway will be expected to have at least Grade 5 Music Theory, or equivalent knowledge.
All prospective students are invited to visit the School and discuss the programme in detail with the Programme Director. Open Days are organised on a regular basis.
More informationVisit official programme website
- The Studio Engineer
- Sound Design
- Studio Music Theory
- The Studio Producer
- Ways of Thinking
- Hacking tools and technologies
- Music Systems Programming
- Ways of Perceiving
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesMusic View 209 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
Our standard offer for a degree course is 120 UCAS tariff points. We expect applicants to have a grade C or above in English Language (or Welsh) at GCSE level, together with passes in another four subjects. Plus we accept a range of Level 3 qualifications including:
- Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, plus one GCE A-Level in a relevant academic subject
- Three GCE A-Levels or equivalent
- BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject, with minimum grades of Merit
- International Baccalaureate score of 32
- Other relevant qualifications can be considered on an individual basis
International11000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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