Creative Music Technology at Falmouth University - UCAS

Course summary

Develop the creative and technical abilities needed to thrive in the music and sound industries. Create music and sound for exciting and diverse platforms and media using analogue and digital technologies. With a focus on music production, electronic music and interdisciplinary working, we’ll support you to develop the creative, technical and business abilities to thrive in the music and sound industries. Guided by expert academics and industry professionals, you’ll master your craft utilising our professional studios. You’ll collaborate with musicians and students from other creative disciplines, building a portfolio of projects that prepares you for professional life. You will: Become an industry-ready artist with strong creative, technical and professional attributes Gain practical and academic expertise within music production, electronic music composition and interdisciplinary working Study in a vibrant performance centre with high-spec studio facilities and a wide range of industry standard hardware and software including PA systems, cameras and lights, and portable recording equipment Collaborate with musicians, filmmakers, gaming artists, dancers, animators and designers Gain business, marketing and entrepreneurial insight, boosting your employability Develop transferable skills such as project management, problem-solving and communication skills

Modules

This music technology degree supports your professional journey by giving you the essential technical and industry knowledge, as well as the opportunity to experiment in an inspiring and supportive environment, so that you can accelerate your career after university. You'll develop essential skills in composition, critical listening and collaborative practice, learning to apply these skills to music production, sound design and electronic music. You'll become immersed in the wider context of music and sound contexts and culture, and learn how to communicate your understanding as an individual and as part of a team. You'll also become industry-ready through developing your knowledge of music business practices such as copyright, intellectual property and contracts, and through increasing your awareness of equality, diversity, inclusion, sustainability and healthy working practices. Year one: With technical and artistic guidance from staff and specialists, you will become equipped with foundational knowledge, skills and experience in music and sound theory, music production, sound design and electronic music. You will receive small-group tuition to help you identify and work on your specialist creative practice, while gaining practical experience using industry-standard software and hardware tools and techniques. You will also develop your essay writing abilities through studying music and sound contexts and cultures. Modules Designing sound Electronic Music Expanding Musical Vocabularies Specialist Music Practice 1 Music and Sound: Context and Cultures Studio Craft Year two: In your second year, you will expand your subject knowledge, focusing on both practical and academic areas including music business, multimodal creation, composition, immersive technologies and experimental performance. You will continue to experiment in cutting-edge areas, push your creative potential and create a wider variety of work through collaboration and open assessment briefs. Modules The Art of Production The Business of Music & Sound Specialist Music Practice 2 Music & Sound: Resonant Futures Optional Modules Immersive & Interactive Audio Resounding: Situated Songwriting & Composition Advanced & Experimental Performance Voice and Listening: Life, People and Planet Composing Music for Media Session Musicianship A/V Radical Artistry & New Media Aesthetics Enterprise: Innovative Music Business Practice Year three: Your final year is geared towards solidifying your artistic and professional identity, knowledge, skills and networks in line with your chosen area of creative music technology specialism. You’ll develop your showcase portfolio, enhance your entrepreneurial practice skills and explore career options as you prepare to take your first steps into industry. Modules Music & Sound: Dissertation Professional Development Your Future Showcase Portfolio As part of our process of continuous improvement, we routinely review course content to ensure that all our students benefit from a high-quality and rewarding academic experience. As such, there may be some changes made to your course which are not immediately reflected in the content displayed on our website. Any students affected will be informed of any changes made directly.

Assessment method

There is a variety of assessment methods used on this course. These all have relevance to professional practice and include: Portfolios of practical work. Learning journals documenting your work using text, video, photos and audio recordings. Written assignments such as project reports, essays and, in the final year, a dissertation. Presentations Studio-based assessment of practical work.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W390
Institution code:
F33
Campus name:
Penryn Campus
Campus code:
P

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISEA minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic55A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

English language support at Falmouth

https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/international/english-language-support


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Music Technology at Falmouth University - UCAS