This course is ideal for those who have a passion for creative practices in both music and sound, and wish to explore the technical skill of those practices. On our course you’ll explore the principles of music and audio production including recording music in the studio, writing, arranging and producing music with technology, live sound, sound design, sound effect, synthesis and interactive sound design (e.g. computer game audio). We also cover the music business, careers and employability. You will be given a mac laptop, fully loaded with all the music production software you will need for your course. You will also have access to 5 recording studios (including Audient, Yamaha Nuage, Neve and SSL mixing desks) many live rooms and performance spaces and an iMac music tech suite running Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, Max/ Msp, Sibelius and Dorico*. Our course is , a music industry body that acts on behalf of the association of Professional Recording Services, the Music Producers Guild and the UK Screen Association. We are also a certified Steinberg training centre1. You may have the opportunity to go to Rock Field Studio (where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody) for a week of master classes in recording and mastering*. Upon completion of this course, you may have the opportunity to become music producers, sound engineers, composers; audio post- production and game audio technicians together with work in extensive related fields such as radio and television sound. Key Benefits The course is designed to reflect the range of areas that make up the subject of music technology and the wide range of jobs that may be available to you once you have completed your studies. The course comes with the following benefits and opportunities: Access to our fantastic facilities: 5 recording studios, large microphone stock, large venue PA systems, dedicated computer labs and a mac laptop, fully loaded with all the music production software you will need for your course*. A vibrant and creative environment, you may have access to professional practices, new research and graduate support. Dedicated, experienced and qualified teaching staff with a mixture of commercial, academic and research related expertise at an international level (staff may be subject to change). For successful graduates, a potential range of career opportunities as music producers, sound engineers, composers, and audio postproduction technicians
This course has a common first year The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, so upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Popular Music Performance and Songwriting BA (Hons) Year Two In year two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: Technical skills – digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledge Study skills – to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learner Professional skills – to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your career Global awareness – the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with: sound design, mixing, and game audio, amongst others. Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. Your studies could culminate in a dissertation, the production of a documentary film, or by launching a curated exhibition based on your independent research of an area of interest to you. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Practical or project work Coursework Tests Essays Presentations/posters. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.
How to apply
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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