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BA (Hons) Music Technology - Audition process

If your application is successful you will be invited to audition. We understand that this may make you feel nervous but please don't be! We want you to enjoy the experience so we are here to put you at ease and help you to perform to your best. 

Here's some more information about the audition process and some tips for the day!

You will need to prepare the following before your interview:

Two recordings on a flash drive. One recording should demonstrate your use of microphones and the recording of live instruments. The other recording should contain sequenced material. If this is not possible please let us know in advance, and we will ask you to bring other examples of your work.

On the day of your interview you will:

  • Have a one-to-one interview with a member of academic staff. This is a great opportunity to talk about your current/past studies, and your key interests and skills. We will play a couple of your tracks in the interview, and we may ask you some questions about them.

  • Have the opportunity to learn more about the course.

  • Take a tour around our excellent facilities at the Performance Hub.

Top Tips:

  • Check the timings and location of your audition. We are based on the Walsall Campus. Ideally arrive at least 15 minutes before your call time.

  • Bring a pair of headphones with a 3.5mm connector for the aptitude test.

  • Bring two recordings with you on a flash drive. One recording should demonstrate your use of microphones and the recording of live instruments. The other recording should contain sequenced material. If this is not possible please let us know in advance, and we will ask you to bring other examples of your work.

  • Make sure your flash drive can be read on MacOS. Please don’t bring your tracks on a phone, or on your laptop, as we will want to play them back through the monitors in the studios.

We are assessing your ability to:

  • Record live audio sources in a studio or other environment

  • Produce sequenced work using software

  • Discuss your work within the wider context of music and audio technologies

  • Analyse recordings, write about technology, and reference your sources in the aptitude test

  • Communicate your passion for your the subject

  • Engage confidently in discussions on your possible career paths after graduation