Do you have an HND or Foundation degree in music technology, music production or similar? Would you like to top it up to a full Bachelor's degree? On this creative music technology top-up degree, you'll develop your creative and technical skills to degree level using new music technologies. You’ll get experience with sound software and hardware used by industry professionals, and get the chance to achieve additional certifications in the use of leading music technologies. At the end of the course, you’ll be ready to begin your career in various areas of music technology areas such as games and animation, music recording and production, and television and film. What you'll experience On this creative music technology top-up degree course you'll:
- Turn your Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation degree or equivalent qualification into a full Bachelor's degree
- Develop your personal creative practice with emerging sound technologies
- Choose optional modules that allow you to match what you study to your interests and career goals
- Be able to apply for an optional Avid Protools accredited training certificate in Pro Tools Software
- Get the chance to apply for Audiokinetic Wwise certification (we are one of only 2 universities in the UK to offer this)
- Be taught by staff members with industry experience in composition, sound design and music production
- Recording studios to engineer and produce music and sound design for games, film and TV
- Sensors and alternative controllers to create sound installations or perform live
- Hardware and software synths and plugins to create electronic music
- Digital audio workstations to create and mix music
- You’ll get your hands on some exciting gear in our studio suite, including:
- studio recording
- music production
- sound design for television and film, animation and computer games
- digital media
- What jobs can you do with a creative music technology degree?
Year 1 Core modules in this year include:
- Final Year Project
- Music Technology
- Collaborative Sound Project
- Composition for Visual Media
- Emerging Music Technologies
- Free Composition
- Implementing Game Audio
- Music and Sound Synthesis
- Professional Studio Practice
- Spatial Audio
The formal assessments you take on this music technology top-up vary according to the modules you choose. They include: a portfolio of original compositional works design and development of an audio/software project oral assessments and presentations written assignments including essays You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Joint Audio Media Education Services
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Relevant HE study leading to a Level 5 qualification, for example an appropriate HND, foundation degree or Advanced Diploma in Music Technology, Music Production or similar, or 240 credits from year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc), in a relevant subject. Applicants without relevant qualifications will be required to provide supplementary information.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants without relevant qualifications will be required to provide supplementary information.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.|
|PTE Academic||54||An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|