School of Performing Arts

Music Technology

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

The BA (Hons) Music Technology is aimed at aspiring, creative users and developers of audio technologies.

The BA (Hons) Music Technology is aimed at aspiring, creative users and developers of audio technologies.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code WJ3X
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School School of Performing Arts

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Music Technology is aimed at aspiring, creative users and developers of audio technologies.

This course is accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES) on Behalf of Audio Technology,Music, Recording, Music Production, Games, Media and Audio Post Production Industries

 

The course offers a unique insight into the expanded field of music technology, giving you a blend of creative practice in music with a technical perspective critical for success within the rapidly developing music events business. This course stimulates your innate love of music, music production and music technologies, explores and identifies what music is, what music does, and what music means and provides a structured approach to your career progression as technologist, producer, performer, composer, teacher, or academic.

Can't decide which course you love the most?  Why not look at our joint options... BA (Hons) Music Technology and Popular Music

* This course has scored a 100% overall satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey.

 

 

What happens on the course?

In the first year you will be given an introduction to theory and practice, taking modules in acoustics, audio programming and music theory, studio engineering and mixdown, live sound engineering, and academic skills.

In your second year you will continue your research and practice in studio engineering and production, including DSP theory and advanced mixdown and mastering using both hybrid and surround systems. You will explore key developments in music technology, and develop skills in synthesis and game sound.

In your final year you will develop your professional practice and expand your skills, explore software and hardware interface design, practice in multimedia production, and develop music for image. You will also undertake your final project, which will be a significant piece of work such as an album, a video game or film soundtrack, or a dissertation.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

You will have hands-on experience with the latest digital music technologies in our dedicated Mac suites and recording studios, whilst developing an advanced range of music technology skills for the creation and production of sound in a variety of contexts including studio recording and production, using music programming languages, and creating music for multimedia. The course is taught by an experienced and dedicated teaching staff with significant involvement from industry professionals, meaning you will be ready to respond to the technological, academic and artistic innovations within the industry.

The University of Wolverhampton continues to develop state of the art facilities at its Walsall campus to greatly enhance your learning experience. The Performance Hub has a diverse range of fully equipped music teaching, performance and practice rooms (accommodating a single person to a large band/ensemble), two high-end professional recording studios, and two bespoke technology suites running industry standard software including Pro Tools and Logic Pro. Our two recording studios offer the perfect blend of digital and analogue technologies, giving students the opportunity to combine classic analogue recording technique with the flexibility and reliability digital technology provides. As well as a dedicated live room each for recording, for increased flexibility and choice of room acoustic, any of the music rehearsal rooms surrounding each studio can also be patched into the studio’s control room.

The member of academic staff who leads this course is Matt Bellingham

As a graduate of this course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects and cutting-edge developments in music technology and show the ability to work in the field of audio production using a variety of established and emerging technologies and techniques.
  2. Develop detailed conceptual knowledge and coherent practical skill in creative computing, including the use of audio/music programming languages and interaction elements.
  3. Develop critical, analytical and creative skills in research, academic writing and communication, including devising and sustaining arguments and defining and solving problems, and communicate your information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  4. Review, consolidate, extend and apply your knowledge and understanding of the needs of both industry and academia; develop your transferable skills, initiative, responsibility and decision-making abilities in order to enhance employability.
  5. Devise, negotiate and manage an extended project using appropriate scholarly and vocationally relevant strategies and methodologies in order to bring it to a successful conclusion by an agreed deadline.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Additional Materials - Nil

Additional Field Trips - £1000 -All Performing Arts students will have an opportunity to partake in the bi-annual trip to New York, costs vary according to cohort size and programme of events but can be expected to be in the order of £800 - £1,000. There will be opportunities to attend Musicals and Theatre performances in London and across the UK, recent examples: Hair, Kinky Boots, Hamilton, Rent

Additional Events/Performances - £250 - Final performances and productions are by individual design as as such costs in this area are difficult to quantify. Potential spend areas: venue hire; props; costumes; choreographers; sets etc

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit
  • Rock School (RSL) L3 Extended Diploma in Music Practitioner - grade M
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production - grade HP

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted to attend an Audition. Read further information on the audition process here

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

 

"I’m so glad I chose to study at Wolverhampton. The lecturers are world-class practitioners and academics, and the course is always kept up-to-date and relevant, with really strong industry links."

"I have loved my time at the Performance Hub. I have been introduced to many areas I hadn’t ever considered, and have now worked with Grammy-award winning producers as well as writing my own software. I am now preparing for an internship at a game developer. Awesome!"

"Thank you very much for helping me and for your overall involvement in many of my classes. Thanks to the UOW I have learnt many musical and life lessons. I will never forget it."

"It is good to work with experts within their field, who obviously have a wealth of experience from which we can learn. There is an abundance of information, which, through working within the industry day-to-day, can be related to us in practical and well applied examples."

Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES)

"Accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES) on behalf of Audio Technology, Music, Recording, Music Production, Games, Media and Audio Post Production Industries."

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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