• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
This unique BA Music, Technology and Performance (Hons) course from De Montfort University is aimed at musicians experienced in performance and music technology, who are interested in how technology can enable innovative ways of performing and interacting with other musicians and artists and how it can give rise to new forms of musical expression.

About

Music, Technology and Performance (Hons) from De Montfort University is not a conventional music-performance course. You will not have lessons on an instrument or perform traditional repertoire. Instead, you will combine your music-performance skills and passion with technology to create your own original music and new ways of performing that may have never existed before.

You will explore topics such as improvisation, electronic-instrument building, human-computer interaction, the role of the human body in performance, site-specific and installation work, appropriated technology, live performance with film, interacting with artists in other art forms and the relationship between the recording and performing musician.

You will also study digital and post-digital history and aesthetics to inspire your creative vision and link your music meaningfully to the world. Based on your goals, you will choose specific compositional, technical and theoretical topics to research more deeply, particularly as you enter our highly flexible third year of study.

Graduate Careers

The creative industries are a huge economic growth area and digital music and audio are central to contemporary media. Recent graduates are now composers, sound designers, performing and recording artists and session musicians, recording engineers, producers, and audio technicians.

They also work in music management, theatre, radio content and production, television, music retail, music and internet publishing, software development, and music education at all levels. Graduates have found employment with large companies such as the BBC (radio and television), ITV, Sony Music, Sony Computer Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Ableton and Babel Media (Toronto).

Smaller genre based labels have included Ninja Tune and K7, as well as wide range of content and postproduction companies. Graduates have also worked for prestigious recording studios, including Abbey Road, Great Linford Manor, Townhouse Studios and Metropolis Studios. 

They also have a very strong record in entrepreneurship, with success stories in both freelance and new company start ups, 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. Some of our students make waves in the music industry even while they are still on the course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Studio Techniques 
  • Sound analysis and perception 
  • Introduction to Music and Sonic Art 
  • Foundations of Music 
  • Performing with Technology 
  • Digital Music Creativity: Sequencing 
  • Writing and Research / Academic Essentials 
  • Ideas in Music and Sonic Art 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General 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, 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. 
  • International Baccalaureate: 28+ points with Music or Music Technology at higher level grade 5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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