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Computing, Audio and Music Technology BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Technology drives the music industry and influences the way we consume, produce, and use audio. It enables us to create music on our laptop, have instant access to millions of songs via the internet, and communicate with our technology. The industry’s increasing reliance on technology is providing new jobs and changing what audio and music tech firms want from their employees. Today, employment in Audio and Music Technology spans far beyond recording studios and live concerts to the realms of software development, assistive technologies, gaming, and further. There is an increasing demand for music technologists who can use and maintain existing technologies and create new innovative tools that help shape the future of the industry. Graduates of this degree will be prepared for employment in the modern Audio and Music Technology sectors along with other domains in Computing and Engineering. This degree is perfect for people who have a love for music and all things technology. No prior musical training or technical expertise is necessary to undertake this course, just enthusiasm and new ideas!Here is just a snapshot of what to expect on this programme:- Become an expert in recording, mixing, mastering, acoustics, digital audio workstations, audio processing, sound synthesis, and sampling whilst using the very latest technologies in the industry.- Learn hands-on and liberating computer programming and signal processing techniques that will empower you to realise your own innovative ideas. No longer will your creativity be confined by pre-made software!- Go beyond the recording studio to explore how music technologies can change and enrich lives. You will be introduced to areas such as Music Neurotechnology, Intelligent Creative Systems, Algorithmic Composition, Automated Mixing, and Computational Creativity. Discover how to apply your advanced knowledge to enable people with severe disabilities to interact with a computer or how to create intelligent assistive technologies for people living with dementia. - Learn from academics who have written field-defining texts that are used to teach the topic throughout the world.- Prepare for a career in either the technology or creative industries. Our curriculum aligns with Music Technology employers who are seeking candidates with knowledge of both computing for audio/music and contextual use of the systems the industry is developing.- Mix and collaborate with musicians on the BA Music degree.- Graduate with a diverse portfolio of practical work that evidences innovation in computing, music technology, and audio, which will provide a unique edge in a competitive job market.This degree is taught out of the University of Plymouth’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR). This centre has been recognised as world-leading by the UK Government’s last assessment of research quality. The centre works on projects with industry partners such as the BBC R&D, Grey London, Rigetti Computing, Bauer Media, and CereProc.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 72

    39th out of 85 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    124 56%

    49th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    47th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    136 63%

    30th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    17th

    62

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