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Course summary

Why study this course? BSc Music Technology and Production is an innovative, career-led degree with diverse practice-based learning opportunities. Applicants are able to choose a pathway that reflects either a specialist (music production) or multi practice (sonic arts) career outcome, with options to develop a creative portfolio of works, across a range of industries. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the Music studios and computer labs, working with industry-based software and practising with a range of musicians and styles. Collaborative inter-disciplinary projects may be carried out cross-school. Music at London Met has been ranked 3rd for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide's 2021 league tables. More about this course This course provides students with a wealthy range of tools and techniques needed to work with music, sound & sonic arts, immersed in a music studio environment. Our set of professional surround sound / music studios and live/recording room is complemented by video editing suites, a foley studio and a music computer lab equipped with iMacs and MIDI keyboards. A wide range of specialist software is available in tune with the newest trends in the industry, equipping students with the most up to date technologies. Our cross-school partnerships assure an impressive array of expertise from highly specialised lecturers and researchers. You are not simply enrolling on a music degree; you are becoming part of an exciting new endeavour that extends its practice to all aspects and areas of the creative industries. The tutors and course leaders in the London Met music department are industry leaders who boast international careers. They have experience working with top performers and organisations including Kate Nash, Clean Bandit, Wolf Alice, Imelda May, Echobelly, the BBC, Sky and Channel 4. Our portfolio of cross-discipline subjects have partners in computer games (programming, modelling, animation and effects) and live entertainment, and is exploring possible synergies with digital media; dance; theatre and performance practice. Independent study and shared studios with cross-school partners will promote interdisciplinary hybrid projects. Music and Creative Industry research modules have been conceived to provide a dynamic and direct reflection of the production and sonic arts pathways and their respective industries. From short exercises to long-term projects, the work will be focused on the interaction between the different disciplines in projects designed to support students to express their creative interests and professional needs. There will be opportunities to travel for short activities such as music festivals, industry talks and performances. Our lecturers are always proposing new ideas and promoting an integrated practice that surpasses the boundaries of the studio or the classroom. Guest lecturers complement the team on a regular basis adding in the refreshed view of a professional life immersed in the industry.


Year 1 (Level 4) modules include: Composing with Technology (30-credit core) Media Skills and Practice 1 (30-credit core) an introduction to Music and Sound for Media Creative Studio Practice 1 (30-credit core) an introduction to Studio-based Production Techniques Music and the Creative Industries (30-credit core) Year 2 (Level 5) modules include: Applied Music Technologies (30-credit core) Creative Studio Practice 2 (30-credit core) Advanced Studio-Based Production Techniques Music and Media Context and Cultural Musicology (30-credit core) Sound for the Moving Image and Interactive Arts (30-credit core) (Sonic Arts Pathway) Composition and Live Electronics (30-credit core) (Music Production Pathway) Year 3 (Level 6) modules include: Final Project (30-credit core - individual or collaborative) Project Development: Music Technology (30-credit core) The Creative Arts and Music Industries (30-credit core) Dissertation/Investigative Study (30-credit core project/research-based)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a portfolio of works, in class exam, studio reports and research essays. You will have the choice of producing either a research-based Dissertation or a project-based Investigative Study in the final year on a subject of your choice.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Formal qualifications are not always necessary since life and work experience can be considered. In such cases, we ask for a CV and supporting letter. Suitable applicants living in the UK will be invited to a portfolio interview. Applicants living outside the UK will be required to submit a portfolio of works digitally. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4000 Module
International £4000 Module
Channel Islands £4000 Module
Republic of Ireland £4000 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Music Technology and Production at London Metropolitan University - UCAS