Music, Technology and Innovation MA

De Montfort University
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Leicester
English
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Music, Technology and Innovation MA

About this program

Music, Technology and Innovation MA

Whether your interests are in electroacoustic or digital composition, sound installations or audio-visual work, our course focuses on using technology to create original and innovative music.

You will be able to tailor your study to focus on your individual creative practice area and choose from a diverse range of modules to develop your skills in fields such as hardware hacking, live coding and electronic instrument building.

Designed to meet the needs of contemporary musicians who want to maximise their skills in the sonic arts, the course blends theory and practice to deepen your contextual knowledge, creativity and research skills. The hands-on nature of the program means that it is also well suited to teachers or arts professionals who want to upskill or broaden their musical horizons.

Our creative, research-active staff will support and encourage your work in a lively environment of constructive conversation and debate. You will also have the opportunity to engage with visiting artists and scholars in workshops and guest lectures.

Digital music and sound design skills are in high demand for film, TV and radio productions, live theatre and festivals. This MA will prepare you for a range of employment paths in the creative industries, as well as offering further training for those already in work seeking career development opportunities.

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Admission requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:1 minimum) in a relevant subject.

Applications are welcome from candidates whose primary study or professional practice has been in music technology as well as those who have completed more traditional music programs in areas such as instrumental composition, musicology and ethnomusicology. In all cases, the candidate will demonstrate the potential to engage with the practical, creative, critical or aesthetic dimensions of the application of technology to music.

Equivalent qualifications from other international systems will receive the same consideration.

As part of your application you will be required to:

  • provide a 500-word statement explaining why you want to study the program
  • provide a portfolio including a sample of original creative work with sound and a sample of academic written work
  • applicants will be normally interviewed by the program leader (or nominee) and one other member of the MTI staff

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.


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Program content

Core modules

  • Research Methods for Creative Projects
  • Aesthetics and Ideas in Sonic Arts
  • Contextual Practice of Music and Technology or Contextual Theory of Music and Technology
  • Creative Portfolio or Dissertation or Creative Portfolio with short Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Sonic Arts Practices 1
  • Sonic Arts Practices 2
  • Theories of Electroacoustic Music
  • Technologies for Digital Arts Practice
  • Research in Practice
  • Digital Arts Practice

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £6,575 per year
  • International students: £15,100 per year

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...


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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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LE1 9BH Leicester
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