Music, Technology and Performance is not a conventional music performance course. You will not have lessons on an instrument or perform traditional repertoire. Instead, you will combine skills in music performance and passion for technology to create your own original music and new, innovative ways of performing.
You will explore aspects of performance, such as improvisation, and the role of the human body, alongside and in relation to new technologies - from electronic-instrument building and appropriated technology, to human-computer interaction. Your studies will investigate the many forms of performance, including site-specific and installation work, live performance with film, interactions with other artists, and the relationship between the recording and performing musician.
The theoretical aspect to this Music, Technology and Performance (Hons) course from De Montfort University will allow you to inspire your creative vision and link your music meaningfully to the world, through study of digital and post-digital history and aesthetics. Based on your goals, you will choose specific compositional, technical and theoretical topics to research in greater depth.
This course is taught by internationally recognised, experienced musicians who are active performers, composers and researchers. Our graduates have gone on to work as composers, sound designers, performing and recording artists, session musicians, recording engineers, producers and audio technicians in a range of industries including music management, theatre, TV and radio content and production.
Digital music and audio are central components to contemporary media. Recent graduates are now composers, sound designers, performing and recording artists and session musicians, recording engineers, producers, and audio technicians. You may wish to pursue careers in music management, theatre, radio content and production, television, music retail, music and internet publishing, software development, and music education.
Graduates have taken up roles with large companies such as the BBC, ITV, Sony Music, Sony Computer Entertainment, Warner Music Group, prestigious recording studios, including Abbey Road, Great Linford Manor, Townhouse Studios and Metropolis Studios, as well as smaller genre-based labels such as Ninja Tune and K7.
We also support students with entrepreneurial ambitions, with success stories in both freelance and new company start-ups. Students have created businesses in music creation and production, recording, sound design, music for media, music technology equipment supply and technical support, acoustics consultancy and studio design, along with online forms of distribution and sales.
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- Sound analysis and perception
- Foundations of Music
- Performing with Technology
- Digital Music Creativity: Sequencing
- Ensemble practice: Repertoire
- Sounds and Images
- Creative Coding
- 36 months
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DisciplinesElectronics & Embedded Technology Music View 393 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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, with Music or Music Technology at grade C or above or
- Music or Music Technology BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
- Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE Music or Music Technology course with at least 15 credits in Music or Music Technology at merit. English and Maths 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: 28+ points with Music or Music Technology at higher level grade 5
International14750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14750 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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