Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Music Technology

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Course summary

This course will help you develop your understanding behind the science and technology of music. You will cover everything from recording to production, and will put you knowledge to practice through collaboration projects. Throughout our BSc (Hons) Music Technology you’ll be supported by our industry-experienced lecturers. You’ll also benefit from our multi-million pound Sennheiser Sound Lab, fully equipped by world leading production suppliers and partners, so you can get your hands on the same tools as the best in the business. Why study this subject? Music technology is a fast-moving field, integral to many areas in the creative industries, and covers a whole range of careers from audio engineers and mixers, to studio managers and technicians, sound designers and even experimental composers. A degree in music technology means that you will have a blend of creative ability and practical skills in music production, plus strong business and technical skills. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? BNU pioneered music business and management degrees over 20 years ago. Having studied at BNU, you’ll be associated with our highly regarded teaching programmes and benefit from a leading team of lecturers. Whilst studying with us you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with students from other courses, for example musicians, engineers, music producers, film and TV producers, video games designers, graphic artists, actors and dancers just to name a few. This will all help to grow your network; essential for success in the creative industries. You will also have free access to the XTC collaborations platform, so finding a collaborator for your projects from any field has never been easier. We also have partnerships with Focusrite, Sennheiser, Watford Football Club and more. As a BNU student, you will have the opportunity to connect with our partners, for example through guest lectures, demonstrations, product testing, industry trips and work experience. What facilities can I use? Our High Wycombe Campus is home to our multi-million pound Sennheiser Sound Lab, fully equipped by world leading production suppliers and partners, so you can get your hands on the same tools as the best in the business. Our suppliers include Sennheiser, Midas, Focusrite, Novation, University Audio, Native Instruments, and AC Lighting. There are a wide range of creative facilities to explore, from our music rehearsal space, to our TV studios and green-screen room. You can also access live event venues such as the Students’ Union, Wycombe Swan Theatre and Wycombe Town Hall. What will I study? During the course, you’ll learn about software engineering, electronics engineering, and recording studio engineering – learning the science behind audio hardware and software. This knowledge may allow you to develop your own technology software or hardware products. You’ll also cover acoustics and psychoacoustics, learning about the psychology behind the perception of sound, and the physiological effects it can have. Other topics covered on the course include sound design, sonic art, experimental music composition, post production audio, and mixing and mastering for different media applications. How will I be taught and assessed? You will be taught by tutors who have worked in the music industry in areas such as studio-based music production, live sound engineering and production, sound design, location recording and audio post production for TV, film and other media. A variety of assessment vehicles will be used as appropriate to the modules you take, including assignments carried out in your own time, in-class assignments, workshops and presentations. Assessments will be appropriate to the task, achievable, motivating and vocationally focussed, forming a constructive part of your learning process.

Course details

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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