The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Music Technology BSc (Hons)
This is a part-time, full-time single honours programme within the Music Technology subject area.
- Subject area: Music Technology
- Award: BSc (Hons)
- Code: W351:K
- Location: Medway
- Honours: Single
- Mode of study: Part-time, Full-time
- Duration: 3 years
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: Yes
- Year abroad: No
- Institution(s): University of Kent
Our BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree strikes a balance between the technical and the creative aspects of music technology. You develop your technical skills in sound recording, audio processing, editing and mixing, while also gaining important knowledge of the underlying scientific principles. Your creative side is encouraged through musical tasks such as composition, arrangement and remixing.
You explore recent advances in music production, sound processing and synthesis, and examine contemporary innovations in digital technologies, surround sound, computer games and interactive media.
Our specialist studio facilities have the latest software and hardware, allowing you to produce music content to industry standards. We regularly welcome leading industry experts who deliver special lectures and run workshops for our students.
As part of the School of Arts at Medway, you are given the opportunity to work with Fine Art, Creative Events and other music students, creating collaborative projects such as sound installations, music for stage performances, multi-loudspeaker concerts, audiovisual projects and new musical interfaces. Please see our website for more details about these exciting developments: www.kent.ac.uk/musicandaudio.
Stage 1Core modules
- Audio Technologies 1
- Sound Design 1
- Contextual Studies
- Composition & Artsblend or Songwriting 1
Stage 2Core modules
- Audio Technologies 2
- Sound Design 2
- Music and Sound for New Media
You also take a 30-credit option module in Stage 2. Options include Popular and World Music, Songwriting 2, Music and Composition 2.
Stage 3Core modules
- Professional and Studio Practice
You also take two 30-credit options in Stage 3. Options include Dissertation, Sound for Picture, Advanced Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Digital and Interactive Media.
Year in industry
The School of Arts Year in Industry gives you an opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience as part of your programme of study. We have long recognised the benefits of taking a year abroad and the increased awareness and confidence the experience brings, and now want to offer these benefits to students within the workplace.
The year in industry will also give you an opportunity to increase your contacts and network so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate.
The year in industry is in addition to your standard undergraduate programme and normally falls between your second and final year. The year itself is assessed on a pass/fail basis through employer feedback and a written report that you submit.
Teaching and assessment
Most modules consist of a mix of lectures, small group seminars, practical workshops, individual or group project work, research and private study. You have access to current industry-standard recording and post-production facilities to carry out your practical coursework assignments.
We use a wide range of assessment methods, including individual projects, recording sessions, composition assignments, music and multimedia tasks, seminar presentations and written papers. Alongside practical projects, you have lectures and seminars that will help you to develop your writing and research skills.
Career opportunities include music recording and production, audio software or hardware development, sound for film, television, video games and the internet, live sound for concerts, theatre events and festivals, studio set-up and maintenance, audio installations for museums and exhibitions, sonic arts and computer music, or further study at postgraduate level.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
ABB-BBB at A level, including Music or Music Technology grade B, if taken; DDM at BTEC. Applicants are normally interviewed.
GCSE grade C in English Language.
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Key Information Sets
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