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London College of Creative Media

Creative Music Technology

UCAS Code: W311

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Music technology

Music production

Whether your aim is to produce or compose commercial music, design sound for media or immerse yourself in the world of spatial audio, our Creative Music Technology programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to develop an in-depth understanding of music production and engineering; developing your creativity, professionalism and academic knowledge in a continuously evolving industry. Our programme is designed and delivered by leading industry professionals, with experience producing Hollywood Film scores, TV soundtracks, and working with Grammy Award winning artists.

You will develop the knowledge, cultural understanding and practical skills needed to successfully create, record, mix and master contemporary audio; actively pushing the boundaries of the industry. Future careers may include, Electronic Music Artist, Music Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, Sound Designer, Media Composer, Audio Editor and Location Sound Recordists.

Foundation year is recommended for anyone who has not studied at least one of the following subjects at A Level, BTEC or equivalent: Music Technology, Music or Music Production.

Our programme is subject to validation by Falmouth University, ranked gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Gold is reserved for institutions where teaching, retention and graduate outcomes are consistently outstanding and are of the highest quality found in the UK.

The Creative Music Technology BA (Hons) does not require candidates to read music or play a traditional musical instrument.

Modules

Core Modules

• • Audio Cultures & Critical Theory
• • Studio Craft
• • Designing Sound
• • Core Music Practice
• • Electronic Tool Kit
• • Mix Craft
• • Creative Writing & Research in Virtual Music
• • Art of Production
• • Professional Music Practice
• • Immersive Audio
• • Specialist practice In Context
• • Dissertation
• • Professional Portfolio

Assessment methods

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualification such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you.

You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.

Foundation year is recommended for anyone who has not studied at least one of the following subjects at A Level, BTEC or equivalent: Music Technology, Music or Music Production.

If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Age: Minimum age 18

The Uni


Course location:

The Music Box

Department:

Music

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Music

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
33%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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