Are you creative and have an interest in developing skills with music or technology? Our Creative Music Technology programme is designed to develop skills in working with music within a wide range of contexts through practice-based outcomes. All modules have a creative outcome which helps develop a diverse skill set, we consider this essential preparation to gain employment within the Digital Media and Creative Industries sectors. The first year of the programme develops skills within specialist recording studio environments. This allows students from a variety of background with a range of knowledge and abilities to become efficient in working with music and technology in variety of contexts. For example, composition, engineering, recording techniques (e.g. stereo, multitrack and peer-to-peer), mixing, and mastering. The second year of the programme is designed to creatively explore a range of employment opportunities within the industry. This includes developing skills through working with sound in media applications (e.g. film, TV, animation, computer games) and broadcast settings, writing production (or library) music and creating sound effects libraries. In the final year, students are supported on and one-to-one basis to master their individual specialisms in the field and to develop an industry focused body of work.
Year 1 Level 4 Modules The Studio Engineer The Studio Composer Creative Sound Manipulations Learning in the Digital Era Contemporary Challenges; making a difference Year 2 Level 5 Modules Sound Design for Screen Sound Mapping Studio Production The Sustainable Studio Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment Changemakers: Creativity and value creation Year 3 Level 6 Modules Music Video Production Broadcasting Final Showreel and Portfolio Independent Project
Students on the programme are assessed predominantly by portfolio and creative output assignments, compositions, recordings, productions, creative projects etc. Written analysis and critique are also integral to the assessment, as well as presentations and vivas. Through all the projects undertaken, students develop both practical skills and an understanding of theoretical principles. The course assesses the students’ command the many roles of technology in the creation of music, taking a multi-skilled approach, whilst allowing students to specialise in areas in which they would like to take their careers on later in the course.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Alexandra Road, Swansea
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|