Music, Sound and Technology at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Developed to respond to the growing demand for flexible music and audio professionals, the course is focused on equipping you with an exceptional range of intellectual, technical and creative skills. This degree has a unique focus to help you understand the relationships between music, sound and other forms of digital media. For example, film, games, web-based applications, and novel modes of performance.

  • Learn in a highly energised department, with internationally recognised staff who share your devotion to music
  • Train in facilities that include advanced recording and composition studios, and performance and practice spaces
  • Study music, recording, studio production techniques, composition, interactive music, acoustics and psychoacoustics, audio arts, sound synthesis, and digital signal processing
  • Participate in music-making activities, including student ensembles, regular concerts and summer music festival
  • Learn in a stimulating research-led environment with world-leading studios and recording facilities
  • Develop up-to-date technical skills in digital and audio technologies
  • Follow in the footsteps of students who have undertaken a placement year with Les Miserables, London Philharmonic, and other organisations.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Musicianship
  • Practical Musicianship 1
  • Critical Listening
  • Sound Design
  • Sound Recording and Studio Techniques 1
  • Music, Sound and Technology
Year 2
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Practical Musicianship 2
  • Sound Recording and Studio Techniques 2
  • Interactivity for Music and Sound
  • Work Placement
  • Composition (Studio)
  • Composition (Instrumental)
  • Composition (Moving Images)
  • Performance 2A
  • Global Perspectives: London’s Musical Communities
  • Fifty Shades of Red. Russia in the Twentieth Century
  • Modern Germany
  • The American Century
  • Digital Storytelling: Research, Writing, Design
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Global Popular Musics
  • Sound, Music and the Moving Image
  • Electronic Dance Music
  • Rhythm
  • Sound, Art and Technoculture
  • Orchestral and Instrumental Studies
  • Performance Practice
  • Jazz
  • Music in East Asia
  • Nineteenth-Century Opera
  • Video Game Music
  • The Classical Style: Music, Aesthetics, Society
  • Micro-Placement
Year 3
  • Major Project: Music, Sound and Technology
  • Major Project: Dissertation
  • Major Project: Composition
  • Sound and Image Interaction
  • Mastering and Advanced Production
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Composition (Studio)
  • Composition (Instrumental)
  • Composition (Moving Images)
  • Global Perspectives: London’s Musical Communities
  • Performance 3A
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Disruptive Divas, Riot Grrrls and Bad Sistas: A History of Women in Popular Music
  • Sound, Art and Technoculture
  • Global Popular Musics
  • Sound, Music and the Moving Image
  • Electronic Dance Music
  • Rhythm
  • Video Game Music
  • Romantic Aesthetics
  • Nineteenth-Century Opera
  • The Classical Style: Music, Aesthetics, Society
  • Jazz
  • Music in East Asia
  • Micro-Placement
  • Industry Projects
  • Year Placement: Integrated Professional Training
- Mentoring and Coaching for Leadership.

Assessment method

Assessment is by a combination of projects, practical and creative work, and examinations throughout your degree. Marks obtained in all years contribute to the final degree awarded. Your project and practical work account for over half the final mark. Most modules contain an assignment in the form of:

  • An extended written or practical project submitted some weeks following the conclusion of the lecture series.
  • A written or practical coursework assignment, in the form of a seminar presentation, a short essay, or creative and technical tasks completed before the end of the lecture series.
  • For some modules, assessment is based solely on a portfolio submission.
The assessment weighting for year one is 10%, year two is 30% and year 3 is 60%.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Joint Audio Media Education Services

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17040 Year 1
International £17040 Year 1

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Music, Sound and Technology at City, University of London - UCAS