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Bath Spa University

Creative Music Technology

UCAS Code: J931
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

63%

Subjects
  • Music
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Overall Grades BCC including Grade B in Music/ Music Technology or related subject (Music Technology at grade B or Music at grade B).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
27

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

63%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The facilities in Music and Performing Arts include state of the art editing suites, recording studios and multi-media labs to performance spaces at Burdalls yard, The Michael Tippet Centre and University Theatre. Bath Spa is home to the annual UK Songwriting Festival. All of our staff are active musicians, producers, performers and writers. Music Technology has developed to become a powerful and widely available tool for a range of commercial, social and recreational users. Our programme is clearly focused on the creative application of technology within professional music, sound, broadcast and multimedia contexts. You will share a commitment to exploring and harnessing personal creative outcomes and enthusiasm for developing innovative approaches to your work. Our staff have wide ranging expertise and knowledge and their personal practice is embedded in their teaching.

Modules

Year 1 modules: Advanced MIDI music production; introduction to sound design; core skills 1.1; the digital recording studio; introduction to film scoring; core skills 1.2. Year 2 modules: Advanced digital audio; sonic art; creative portfolio; multimedia production; audio DSP programming; professional development. Year 3 modules: Web audio and design; major creative project; interactive sound design or installation/performance; music technology composer project; sound and screen or digital media in dance; contemporary music studies.

Bath Spa University

The campus in the summer

Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

28%
70%
2%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
13%
79%
8%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

84%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% MED
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

24%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Music is a popular degree subject and a little over 4,600 degrees were awarded to UK graduates in 2012. Most were working after six months – but postgraduate study (usually continuing with music) is quite common and a lot of graduates go into music teaching, often as freelance or travelling music teachers of particular instruments. Obviously, many music graduates get work as musicians as well, or work as sound recordists and in similar technical roles. Music is important in advertising and so a lot of graduates go into this industry and management is also a popular job role for music graduates. Because a lot of musician work is temporary or freelance, the most common way for new graduates to get jobs in music is through their own contacts, so learning how to make good use of networks and contacts might help in your career.
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