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Course summary

Engineer, producer, composer? Whatever your professional goals are, our Creative Music Technology degree can help you to achieve them. Combining your existing musical talent with an in-depth knowledge of music production hardware and software, you’ll spend your time recording and producing music and sound for bands, ensembles, your own compositions, film, radio and games. Our state-of-the-art industry standard recording studios will be available to you throughout your degree. These facilities are maintained by our amazing technical team, who are always on hand to offer support. What’s more, as a Creative Music Technology student studying at Salford, you’ll have access to Manchester’s thriving arts and music scene. Whether you’re part of the crowd, performing in front of one, or mixing the show, there’s plenty of creative opportunities for you to get involved in. You will: • Work in exceptional facilities to gain an understanding of contemporary music technology practice • Develop a wide range of skillsets designed to open up careers in the music industry • Explore a range of creative music technologies in the context of performance style, compositional technique and musicological discourse In the 2021 Guardian league tables, our Creative Music Technology degree was ranked the number one course of its kind in the North West and number two in the UK. Visit our Creative Music Technology degree CourseFinder webpage - Explore all of our Music courses and read our helpful FAQs - Sign-up to an Open Day or Campus Tour -


Year One

  • Fundamentals of Composition, Arranging and Technology
  • Performance Studies
  • Applied Composition and Technology
You will choose one of the following options for each semester:
  • Music and Society: Antiquity to Enlightenment
  • Popular Music Style and Genre
  • Music and Society: The Modern Era
  • Interpreting Popular Music
Year Two
  • Studio Composition
  • Audio for Media
  • Studio Recording and Production
  • Professional Development in the Creative Industries
  • Advanced Studio Composition
  • Advanced Studio and Location Recording
  • Advanced Audio for Media
Year Three In your final year, you’ll work closely with your supervisors and peers, focusing on two areas of specialist study, chosen from Studio Recording and Production, Audio for Media and Studio Composition.
  • Project Scope
  • Negotiated Major Project
  • Professional Practice
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  • Year 1

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