Music Technology (Hons), B.Sc. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Our BA Music Technology (Hons) course at University of Portsmouth  will help you lay the groundwork for a rewarding career in the music industry as a creative or technical producer.

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Our BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree course will help you lay the groundwork for a rewarding career in the music industry in creative or technical areas.

You'll learn how to create, produce, and engineer music technology projects in our exciting new Music and Sound Studios (opened Summer 2022). You’ll also be able to compose music and sound with professional studio hardware and software, experiment with emerging technologies and practices through collaboration and project work, and develop transferable skills that can be applied beyond your degree.

Course highlights

  • Use our brand-new, high-end professional music studio complex – comprising three studios, two live rooms, vocal booth, and editing rooms
  • Familiarise yourself with industry-level studio equipment – including a Neve Genesys Black G96 mixing console in our flagship Studio 1, a SSL Matrix 2 mixing console in Studio 2, and a Dolby Atmos surround sound studio in Studio 3
  • Explore our growing range of hardware synthesisers (including Buchla System 7)
  • Demonstrate your expertise with industry-standard applications to professionals by earning Avid Pro Tools and Audiokinetic Wwise-110 certifications
  • Gain valuable industry experience and knowledge by taking an optional placement – either with a company or as self-employed
  • Develop original software tools for music and sound
  • Create live installations and performances using sensors and alternative controllers
  • Work on collaborative projects with students and staff across the Faculty

Careers and opportunities

Music technology’s a continually developing field that’s fundamental to many areas of the creative industries, including television, film, animation, computer games, and digital media.

The experience you get on this course means you'll be ready to use the latest technology and equipment available to employers, giving you a head start over others when it comes to applying for jobs.

You can also continue your studies at postgraduate level.

Graduate areas

Areas you could work in include:

  • visual media
  • computer games
  • audio programming
  • music studio work
  • education

Graduate roles

Job roles you could work in include:

  • composer
  • sound designer
  • audio/software developer
  • musical technician
  • studio manager
  • studio engineer
  • music teacher/lecturer
  • game audio professional (composition and sound design)

Programme Structure

Core modules

All pathways
  • Studio Theory and Practice – 40 credits
  • Creative Music Technology – 40 credits
  • Creative Computing for Music and Sound – 40 credits

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.A relevant qualification or experience in music/sound is required. Applicants are required to submit a digital portfolio.

Tuition Fee

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710 - 1099 GBP /month
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