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Creative Music Technology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Using cutting-edge technology, you will explore the full potential of working as a creative music technologist. As a composer, performer, sound designer, engineer and producer, you will establish a competitive portfolio of practical projects and experiences. The Creative Music Technology program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.


In your first year, you will learn the foundations of recording and production alongside developing creative approaches to composition and performance. You will gain an understanding of audio theory, studio technology, digital audio workstation production and visual image-making. You will also explore key compositional strategies and technology-focused performance techniques. In year two, you will have the opportunity to work with live sound and broadcast systems, develop studio production techniques, explore sound design and composition for screen media, and investigate the innovative approach of spatial sound. Through the study of emerging technologies and product and instrument design, you will explore programmable software, hardware development and sensor technologies.

Your final year focuses on your progression into professional practice and employment alongside a dissertation paper and conference presentation. You will develop your creative specialism in a major, public-facing project that demonstrates engagement with the marketplace. Advanced optional modules allow you to create sound for films, installations and performing arts along with developing professional studio skills and hardware design. Enterprise and business studies enable work placements and the development of a professional network, ready for your career. The practical elements of the degree are underpinned by a critical understanding of the creative and economic potential of sound within contemporary culture. Socio-political and philosophical perspectives continue to evolve your thinking and understanding of technology focused economies.

The Creative Music Technology program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Mapping the Music Industries
  • Political Economy
  • Music Cultures
  • Audio and Studio Technology
  • Making Tracks
  • Audiovisual
  • Performance Technologies
  • Thinking out Loud
  • Looking at Music
  • Music Production Techniques
  • Platforms & Systems: Creative Futures for Music and Media
  • Around Sound
  • Live Sound & Broadcast Technologies
  • Sound Design & Composition for Moving Image
  • Major Project: Popular Music & CMT
  • Advanced Studio Production
  • The Enterprise Project

                                        English Language Requirements

                                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                        • Minimum required score:


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                                        Academic Requirements

                                        • 112 tariff points
                                        • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                        • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. 

                                        Tuition Fee

                                        • International Applies to you

                                          13840 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 13840 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                          9250 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                                        Living costs for Cheltenham

                                        • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                          Living Costs

                                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                        • No upfront tuition fees. You won’t have to pay any fees while you are studying; you can apply for a student tuition fee loan to cover the fees. This will be paid directly to the university.
                                        • You can also apply for a student maintenance loan to help towards your living costs up to £8,200 if you live away from home to study and up to £6,904 if you stay at home.
                                        • Additional non-repayable grants may be available for students with dependents and for students with disabilities.
                                        • Living cost loans and grants will be paid to students in three equal instalments over the academic year – one at the beginning of each term.
                                        • You will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and are in employment and earning over £21,000. You will repay 9% of your income above £21,000. For example if you earn £25,000 you would repay £30 a month. (i.e. 9% of £4,000/12 months).

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