This course aims to enable producer and musicians to fully integrate studio technology with musical outcomes. We strive to develop both your technical and creative potential underpinning this with scholarly insights into production and the studio as a creative, artistic tool. This Masters level course is designed for both music and music technology graduates, but also for learners from industry or practitioner backgrounds who are looking to develop their musical and technical skills and knowledge, allowing everyone to explore new ways of engaging with Creative Music Production. Our aim is to combine the essential qualities of musician and producer to deliver post graduates who are adaptable, creative and not afraid to push the boundaries of studio practice in the pursuit of innovative artistic goals. Music and Music Technology at the University of Huddersfield has an international reputation, and hosts one of the largest postgraduate music communities in the UK. You will benefit from our regular research seminars and workshops, and will be a member of the Centre for Music (https://research.hud.ac.uk/institutes-centres/cmci/), Culture and Identity which provides a focus for popular music research in the department. CMCI maintains strong connections with other research centres, including CeReNeM (https://research.hud.ac.uk/institutes-centres/cerenem/) and ReCePP (https://research.hud.ac.uk/institutes-centres/recepp/), whose members include performers, composers and technology researchers across wide stylistic contexts. Professional links and accreditations: Music staff are active across diverse professional contexts, including as producers, sound recordists, programmers, performers, improvisers and publishers of scholarly articles and books. The department is the home of the HISS (Huddersfield Immersive Sound System) as well as high-profile European Research Projects which explore the boundary between artistic practice and technology. Our staff have worked in contributing to plug-ins supplied with Ableton Live.
Researching Music Advanced Desktop Music Production Spatial Audio Production and Analysis Creativity in the Studio Group Project Creative Production Project You will take 180 credits at Master’s level, made up of six modules, of which two are project-based. A further module focussing on Desktop Music Production and one optional choice of either spatial audio or advanced mixing.
Assessment methods reflect the practical nature of the course and reinforce the ability to apply knowledge and skills directly linked to project work and creative outcomes. Your module specification, course handbook and virtual learning environment will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your studies. Assessment will include coursework, presentations, vlogs and peer review. All your work is moderated, subject to second marking and external examining.
You are required to have a good honours degree from a recognised University or equivalent institution.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
Fees and funding
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