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University of Derby

Music Technology and Production

UCAS Code: J930

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

Entry requirements


Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma (60 credits) with a minimum 24 level three credits at Merit plus GCSE Maths and English. Functional Skills or Key Skills at level 2. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects

UCAS Tariff

120-128

Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including Grade C at A level in Computing, Maths, Science or Technology or another related subject. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. In addition you are required to have 5 GCSEs grades A-C or grade 4 including Maths and English.  For Access to HE please see the specific credits required in the section for Access to HE. Some level of Music or Music Technology is essential.

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Audio technology

**This course is available in Clearing. Why wait until results day? Fast track to Clearing to explore your options today. Register now derby.ac.uk/clearing**This accredited BSc Music Technology and Production will teach you the latest production techniques at the same time as developing your creative vision and understanding of the commercial music environment.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?Music Technology and Production is accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), a consortium of industry professionals that promote excellence in music education. There is an emphasis on practical studio skills, which you can perfect in our outstanding recording studios and music technology labs. Theres also the option of a years work placement. Our focus on building practical experience shows in our graduate employment rates 91% are now in jobs or further study*.*National Student Survey 2017 IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?Choose this course if you want to explore the process of sound recording and production at the same time as developing your awareness of the commercial environment and how best to promote your music.HOW YOU WILL LEARNDuring practical studio sessions, you will learn to prepare, record, process and edit material to create a finished product. Youll also conduct lab-based experiments in areas like acoustics or electronics. Thanks to our connections in the music business Avid, Apples music products training division, Steinberg, Yamaha Commercial Audio and more there will be plenty of opportunities to complete real projects, gain work experience, and hear from visiting performers and industry representatives. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESWe are at the forefront of developments in 3D sound, so we have specialist equipment related to this. Well encourage you to collaborate with students on other arts courses, such as video, graphics, sound and light and technical theatre. These team projects broaden your experience and understanding; particularly of working with other professionals. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYSound and music technology is important in almost every aspect of the entertainment industry. Sound recordists, music producers, audio engineers, broadcasters, musicians, composers, film-makers, computer game designers and sound designers all use music technology in some form or other. Our music technology and production graduates have found success in many fields including production and studio work, outside broadcast management and web design.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Department of Media and Performing Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
med
Audio technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in technology

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

89%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,250
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
19%
Customer service occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Audio technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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