School of Performing Arts

Music Technology

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

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code WJ3X
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • 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
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Why choose this course?

  Please note this course is only available for year three (level six) entry only.

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

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 2017 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.

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 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Applicants are required to hold 120 credits at Level 4 and Level 5 (for Year 3 entry) from either a HND or a Foundation Degree in a Drama or Acting related subject.

Other Requirements

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted to attend an Audition. Further details can be found at

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 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."

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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