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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


If you want a career in the music industry in a creative or technical capacity, this BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree is the perfect course.

In year 1, you'll explore subjects relating to recording and production, composition, and music computing. You'll then choose a pathway through the course that focuses your studies to prepare you for your future career.

In years 2 and 3, you'll specialise in a specific area of music technology by choosing specific 'pathway' modules. Depending on which you choose, you'll get one of the following exit awards when you complete the course:

  • BSc (Hons) Music Technology (Recording and Production) – this emphasises studio recording, production and engineering skills. You'll study designated studio modules and embark on a range of practical projects.
  • BSc (Hons) Music Technology (Composition) – this emphasises creative practice, especially composition and sound design. You'll explore technological approaches to help realise your own musical works.
  • BSc (Hons) Music Technology (Computing) – this focuses on software design and development, coding, and audio programming and processing for creative projects. It'll prepare you for emerging employment and research development opportunities.

What skills and qualities do I need for this Music Technology degree course?

To get the most out of this course, you'll need to have studied A levels or a BTEC National in Music Technology or Music Production. You can also demonstrate your music and/or music technology knowledge through a portfolio, if you lack qualifications in the area.

We're looking for enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious applicants, with backgrounds in the fundamentals of music recording, production, composition, creative computing and broader creative practice.

What you'll experience

On this Music Technology degree course you'll:

  • Learn how to use professional studio hardware and software to engineer and produce music and sound
  • Use sensors and alternative controllers to create installations and perform live
  • Develop original software tools for music and sound
  • Create and mix music using digital audio workstations
  • Develop transferable skills you can use beyond your degree, in areas such as critical thinking, academic writing, research, creative and reflective practice, project management, collaborative working, time management and peer assessment
  • Enhance your professional skills through experience with emerging technologies and innovative creative practice – such as using artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Have the chance to specialise in an area of music technology by studying specific 'pathway' modules in years 2 and 3

Careers and opportunities

Music technology is a continually developing field which is fundamental to many areas of the creative industries, including television, film, animation, computer games, and digital media.

What can you do with a Music Technology degree?

The practical experience you get on this course means you'll be ready to use the latest technology and equipment available to employers, giving you a head start over others when it comes to applying for jobs.

Areas you could work in include visual media, computer games, audio programming, music studio work and education.

What jobs can you do with a Music Technology degree?

You could work in roles such as:

  • composer
  • sound designer
  • audio developer
  • software developer
  • music technology lecturer
  • musical technician
  • studio manager
  • studio engineer.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,300per 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 Portsmouth

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    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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