Electronic Music, Computing and Technology at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study BMus/BSc Electronic Music, Computing & Technology at Goldsmiths Imagine being able to create your own instruments, interactive installations or reactive sound design. This interdisciplinary degree gives you that opportunity.

  • Alongside developing your own musical practice, you will learn to create custom software that can be used to further your artistic goals and to pioneer the future of electronic music.
  • You'll learn electronic music composition, production and performance with software design and digital signal processing.
  • You'll develop understanding across the broad fields of creative practice, computer science, and musical research. After your first year, you can choose to pursue a more technical or artistic path of study, leading to either a Bachelor of Music (BMus) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.
  • The degree is designed to meet the opportunities, challenges and intellectual demands presented by careers in the arts and creative industries, in music technology and in audio, music and media-related computing.
  • You'll study with a wide range of academics, including internationally established composers, performers, writers, and computing experts.
  • Most importantly, you will be able to participate in, and benefit from, two of the most dynamic and exciting departments that Goldsmiths has to offer - Music and Computing.

Modules

Year 1 (credit level 4) You'll study the fundamentals of of electronic music, audio technology, computer programming, and music technology. You will study the following compulsory modules: Introduction to Programming Sound and Signal 1 Contemporary Music Industries Music Computing 1 Live Performance Systems Electronic Music Composition Year 2 (credit level 5) In Year 2, you'll select from two possible pathways through the programme, which will determine the award of either BMus (Hons) or BSc (Hons). BMus pathway You'll take the following compulsory module: Music Computing 2 Optional modules You take modules worth at least 45 credits in Music modules. The remaining 45 credits can be taken in Music or Computing. The lists of modules are provided each year by the Music and Computing departments. BSc pathway You'll take the following compulsory modules: Music Computing 2 Sound and Signal 2 Optional modules You take modules worth at least 30 credits in Computing modules. The remaining 45 credits can be taken in Computing or Music. The lists of modules are provided each year by the Music and Computing departments. Options may include the following: Extended C++ Creative Computing Project 2 Interaction Design Year 3 (credit level 6) BMus pathway You will take the following compulsory modules: EMCT: Music Project Prototype EMCT: Music Final Project Those on this pathway also choose optional modules worth at least 45 credits from the Department of Music. The remaining 30 credits can be taken in Music or Computing. BSc pathway You will take the following compulsory modules: EMCT: Computing Project Prototype EMCT: Computing Final Project Those on this pathway also choose optional modules worth at least 45 credits from the Department of Computing. The remaining 30 credits can be taken in Music or Computing. Optional modules From the Department of Music Live Performance Writing to Brief Audiovisual Composition and its Contexts Capturing Music and Practice Sculpting Electronic Sound Music Education, Outreach and Inclusion From the Department of Computing Extended C++ Physical Computing Data and Machine Learning for Creative Practice Digital Venture Creation Neural Networks Expressive Game Design Industrial Placement Year The degree includes an optional Industrial Placement Year between the second and third year of study. This offers you the invaluable opportunity to develop the practical skills and real world experience that is sought after by employers. You're supported throughout your placement year by a placement tutor, who provides you with guidance and liaises between you and your employer. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects. If you opt for an industrial placement year, your placement tutor will assess your work. If you complete the placement year successfully, you earn the endorsement 'with work experience' on your degree certificate.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

An A-level, or equivalent, qualification in Music or Music Technology is preferred, although we also accept applicants without a formal qualification in music who can demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience. You should also normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

If you are selected for interview and/or by submission of a portfolio this should be recent work including two tracks of original music. These should demonstrate your music production and composition skills. The tracks are best sent as links for download or online streaming. Feel free to make use of online services for this purpose such as Dropbox, YouTube or Soundcloud.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Electronic Music, Computing and Technology at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS