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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Music Technology

UCAS Code: J931

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Others in technology

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.

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of the Creative Arts

TEF rating:
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What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats cover quite a broad subject area, but over half of the graduates we're talking about here studied some kind of audio technology subject. It's not a surprise, then, to find that the most common job for graduates from this subject last year was as a sound technician in film, TV and music. Jobs in IT, as arts officers or musicians, in marketing, or in business were also popular — these degrees can be quite flexible and give you a lot of opportunities. Another degree that falls under this heading is in transport logistics (told you it was broad!), and those graduates did particularly well as our whole just-in-time retail economy really needs good logistics skills - and graduates with those qualifications are in serious shortage. But your prospects do depend on the particular degree you take, so if you have a course in mind, take a look at the information on the university's website.

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