Music Technology Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Practical experience is at the heart of our music technology degree and you will be able to complete a professional production of your own as part of the course.

The course will give you a critical understanding of key production processes and professional practices and develop your creativity. It is ideal if you are from a performance background and are seeking to develop your skill set through gaining high level technical appreciation and professional skills.

You will learn about operational aspects of music technology including production technologies, audio production, emerging technology, radio production, desktop audio technology, compositional technology, and live performance.

You will make full use of the university’s facilities including its 24/7 open access recording studio. Many of our graduates have cited the accessibility of the facilities for personal projects as a key factor in the development of their professional networks. Personal projects over the years have covered a wide array of genres and styles, everything from rock, pop and hip hop to more traditional areas such as world, jazz and classical.

As well as the studio spaces, the course makes full use of the facilities in the Centre for the Creative Industries. There are also opportunities to enhance your experience through our relationships with local music venues.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)

The first year of the course covers the core science and technology that is required to enable you to progress. There is a good mix of subjects and manners of delivery. The science has experiments that you use to investigate audio principles. You also get hands on use in the recording studio and get to grips with recording styles. Later on you will be designing software synthesisers and using them as instruments.
 
Modules

Radio Production
Audio & Visual Science
Recording Technology
Live Sound
Sound Synthesis & Sampling
Creative Futures
 
Year 2 (Level 5)

This level lets you apply skills you have learnt and add to your growing portfolio of knowledge. The new subjects compliment the previous year and develop you music and music programming skills.
 
Modules

Music Production
Compositional Technology
Research Methods
Recording Technology Advanced Studio Practise
Interactive Music Systems
Club Culture (option) or 
Theatre Technology (option)
 
Year 3 (Level 6)

This is the opportunity to apply what you have learnt and develop interesting installations and developments in music. The project or dissertation is the main piece of work and gives you the chance to explore an area to great depth, it can be designing and building firmware through to research into an aspect of the industry.
 
Modules

Collaborative Performance
Location recording
Audio Post-Production
Live Systems
Project (option) or
Dissertation (option)
 
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

There is a range of assessment methods used for this course including creating music productions, essays, work based learning, portfolios, reports, and presentations.

All assessments will be course based, and therefore there are no traditional exams.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code J931
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,750 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.