Music Technology BSc (Hons)

University of the West of Scotland

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    2 (Music)
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

This programme gives you the knowledge and practical skills to work in technology related jobs in the music and media industry.Music Technology is a broad ranging course which provides students with the knowledge and practical experience to work in a range of areas within the music, audio and media industries. We offer areas of study through a number of content streams focussed on developing high-calibre graduates employable in the following areas:• Acoustics• Audio post-production • Audio software development• Electronic music composition• Entrepreneurship • Live sound engineering• Sound design• Music recording and production• Music mastering• Video productionProgramme StructureYear 1● Audio For Broadcast● Digital Recording and Production 1● Creative Computing Profession● Sound Reinforcement 1● Audio Technology 1● Computer Music Year 2● Audio Post-Production● Electroacoustics● Sound Reinforcement 2● Digital Recording and Production 2● Audio Technology 2● Electronic Music Year 3● The Music Business● Audio Visual Integration● Professional Studio Practice● Audio Signal Processing● Music Technology Project● Interactive Music // Creative Technology PlacementYear 4● Music Technology Major Project● Audio Mastering● Audio For Film & Animation● Advanced Audio Signal Processing● Acoustics // Computer Games AudioCareer paths in the following areas include: acoustics (graduate trainee acoustician), audio post production (sound editor/dubbing engineer), music composition (composer, electronic musician), music production (studio recording/mixing/mastering engineer); live sound or broadcast (engineer); sound systems design and installation (engineer/consultant), sound design (audio for film, animation and games), theatre-sound (technical engineer), video post-production (editor/ADR), technical sales and management, and within further and higher education. Many graduates work as freelancers while some set up their own business.Our programme features a placement in year 3 which may be with a UK music industry company or abroad in a partner institution such as the Harris Institute in Canada.This Honours programme is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) and is an AVID Learning Partner (offering the opportunity to gain Pro Tools certification).

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Including Music and Maths

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a dynamic, modern university that ensures its graduates are ready to meet the demands of their chosen profession. The university's four West of Scotland campuses are within easy reach of some of Scotland's most amazing scenery, as well as close to the exciting cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh; and the UWS London campus is in the heart of one of the world's most bustling cities.


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