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Music, Sound and Technology BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Magee, Londonderry

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc Music, Sound & Technology course is an interdisciplinary course that explores how sound can be created and manipulated to create contemporary user experiences by combining digital composition, technology and performance. The course will deliver a range of creative and technical skills and accompanying theoretical knowledge with a practice focus.Students will develop a broad understanding of technology within the context of the creation, manipulation, interaction, storage and communication of music and sound. They will have the opportunity to learn and engage with leading edge tools that enable the expression of ideas in new and innovative ways.They will learn modern production and performance methods and techniques (sequencing, sampling, synthesis, microphone techniques, composition/arranging, scoring for screen, processing and editing/post-production) that enable them to gather and manipulate audio content using desktop, studio and portable technologies. In so doing, students will engage with industry–relevant tools and techniques such as: DAW (digital audio workstation) and studio recording; audio editing and postproduction software; programming using Max/MSP/Jitter, Pure Data, P5.js and Juce. Students will also work with hardware including analogue and digital modular synthesisers, and Arduino and related physical computing and embedded system platforms. Emerging web technologies will also be discussed through which students can explore interactions between users and devices, supporting a range of contemporary production and performance activities and innovative interactive applications and user experiences in music and audio–focused media.Graduates will be technologically literate and will be comfortable in creating and communicating ideas and content within and beyond the domain of music. They will also understand music, sound and technology within the context of cultural developments and in collaboration with other arts fields, supporting work which engages with a range of cultural, community and creative industries opportunities.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,060per year

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University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Since 2012, Ulster University has been home to the Confucius Institute in Northern Ireland, winning the accolade of Confucius Institute of the Year in 2016.
With a dedicated staff member on each campus, the International Student Experience team are well placed to provide pastoral support to students from arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 72 1

    41st out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    116 52%

    53rd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    7th

    42
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    130 60%

    35th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    68th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.65 93%

    1st

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