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Music Technology BASc (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Music Technology BASc (Hons)

About this program

Music Technology BASc (Hons)

This course - the only BASc in Music Technology in the country - has been designed to link creative vision with deep technical understanding. We will help you to explore and develop creatively and technically, equipping you with the skills to shape your future in the music industry.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of modules to tailor your knowledge of Music Technology: half of your modules from arts-oriented BA options and the other half from technology-oriented BSc options. Modules that you will explore include Performing with Technology, Procedural Programming for Music, Location recording, Plugin Development and Ensemble Recording.

Learn how to create new and innovative musical performance models and develop existing ones. You will produce projects involving both solo and small group performances, and learn how to document and evaluate your work. At the same time, you will learn about audio engineering fundamentals and how science and engineering underpins the technology used for sound creation and production.

Throughout your studies, emphasis is placed upon gaining practical experience and applying it in professional studios to prepare you for your future career, whether that is within the media and music industries, or striking out on your own as an independent freelance creative.

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Admission requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points

English language

If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

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

First year

  • Sound Analysis and Perception (core)
  • Introduction to Music and Sonic Art (core)
  • Introduction to Studio Techniques (optional)
  • Live Coding (optional)
  • Digital Music Creativity: Synthesis (optional)
  • Foundations of Music (optional*)
  • Creating with Technology (optional*)
  • Performing with Technology (optional*)
  • Writing and Research / Academic Essentials (core)
  • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing (core)
  • Ideas in Music and Sonic Art (optional)
  • Audio Electronics Fundamentals (optional)
  • Digital Music Creativity: Sequencing (optional)
  • Studio Recording Essentials (optional)
  • Audio Engineering Fundamentals (optional)

Second year

  • Ideas in Music and Sonic Arts (core)
  • Further Digital Signal Processing (core)
  • Composing with Technology (optional)
  • Performing with Technology (optional)
  • Sounds and Images (optional)
  • Creative Coding (optional)
  • Sound Diffusion (optional)
  • Studio Production Techniques (optional)
  • Procedural Programming for Music (optional)
  • Further Audio Electronics (optional)
  • Digital Music Creativity: Advanced Synthesis (optional)
  • Live Sound and Location Recording (optional)
  • Electronic Instrument Building (optional)
  • Acoustics Fundamentals (core)
  • Sound for Screen (optional)
  • Spatial Composition (optional)
  • Visual Programming for Music (optional)
  • Digital Audio Electronics: Sensors and Interfaces (optional)
  • Ensemble Recording (optional)
  • Plugin Development (optional)
  • Negotiated Project (optional)

Final year

  • MAT Research Project (core)
  • Music, Media and Community Arts (optional)
  • MAT Personal Practice (optional)
  • Sound Installations and Environments (optional)
  • Sound Design (optional)
  • Composing for Dance (optional)
  • Music Industry Management 1 (optional)
  • Music Industry Management 2 (optional)
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing (optional)
  • Algorithmic Music (optional)
  • Acoustics Applications (optional)
  • Spatial Audio Production (optional)
  • Music Information Retrieval (optional)
  • Advanced Musical Electronics (optional)
  • Artificial Intelligence for Music (optional)

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

Teaching involves a mixture of lectures, studio sessions, practical classes and laboratory work.


2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,750 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Career paths

Previous Music Technology graduates have gone on to a range of fantastic careers in the music industry, including roles at companies such as Spotify, setting up their own successful sound studio in New York, launching their very own album, to graduating with a PhD.

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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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