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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

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).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University of the West of Scotland

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  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 85 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    139 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.60 72%



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