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Music Technology and Composition BMus (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Do you enjoy creating your own music? We’ll give you the chance to develop your skills in acoustic and computer-based composition, as well as in production and orchestration. We take a broad view of composing with technology, encompassing everything from how to use the studio as a creative tool and working with computers to manipulate sound, to writing for specific instruments. The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding from which you could develop a career in composition, sound, sonic arts, or many other exciting creative routes. * QS World University Subject Rankings 2019 (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/performing-arts) ranked the University of Huddersfield 25th in the world for 'Performing Arts'. * You will have the opportunity to work with commercially successful tutors and internationally recognised researchers who can help you build on your production talents. * You will study in state-of-the-art professional standard facilities. You’ll have plenty of recording and composition studio space to use if you need it. And we make sure to keep upgrading the equipment, so we’re always up-to-date with the industries you want to go into. * The course is accredited by JAMES (https://www.jamesonline.org.uk/). * You'll be able to explore the latest new music in the annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (https://hcmf.co.uk/) and get up-close and experience electronic music in action at the Electric Spring Festival (http://www.electricspring.co.uk/). * The course offers an optional placement year to help give you the edge in your chosen career. If you're successful in applying to Music Technology and Composition, you’ll be joining a large community of music and music technology students, including aspiring classical, jazz and pop musicians, recording engineers, programmers, audio electronic experts and interface designers - there’s always lots of creativity and experimentation going on. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses and workshops given by distinguished visiting performers from the worlds of sound and vision. Recently we have hosted the Bozzini String Quartet (Canada), Juliet Frazer (soprano), the Quasar Saxophone Quartet from Canada, Garth Knox (viola), international electronic musician and DJ Richie Hawtin (Plastikman), documentary film composer Ray Russell, Finland-based violinist Mieko Kanno, and Distractfold ensemble. The Music Technology and Composition course is aimed at students with a background in both more traditional forms of notated instrumental composition and also electronic music making, although it allows for specialism in one area as the course continues. It’s really exciting to be able to discuss and share with students the wide range of approaches to music making that we are excited about in the 21st century. The University of Huddersfield offers not only outstanding facilities, but also an ideal community in which to expand your thinking about how and why we might create music, as well as to develop your own personal compositional voice. It is inspiring, as a lecturer to see how the exchange of ideas amongst students and staff has an impact on all our creative work, whatever our level of experience! ~ Alexander Harker, Lecturer in Music Technology. Professional links and accreditation: This BA(Hons) course is accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES) (https://www.jamesonline.org.uk/). This means this course has been acknowledged by industry professionals to meet the industry needs. This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per 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 Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 2,700 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    130 60%

    35th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    22nd

    6

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