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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Abbey Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Join a unique degree programme which combines both creativity and technology to give you the ultimate skillset. Accredited as an Apple Pro Training Centre and with access to our modern recording facilities, you'll be able to study subject specialisms whilst developing a strong scientific understanding of the music industry.The two-year foundation degree in music technology, in association with De Montfort University, is an industry-facing programme that offers a wide range of relevant music technology themes and subjects. During your study you will develop a strong scientific understanding of acoustics and various audio technology applications required by this dynamic sector. Vital industry skill sets will be developed via the unique work-based learning aspect of the programme, reinforcing individual subject specialisms in commercial environments such as live sound, studio recording, music production and programming.Combining creativity and technology, the programme offers access to modern recording studios, production suites and live music venues. Leicester College is an Apple Pro Training Centre, a Roland Academy, and an Ableton Certified Training Centre. Graduates of the programme can study for a further year at De Montfort University to achieve a full honours degree in music technology following on from this course.This modular course will develop your expertise in recording technology, composition, acoustics, electronics, live sound, multimedia, and sound manipulation via a range of industry-standard projects and academic work. You will also work closely with related discipline areas such as dance, acting, performing musician and media in a range of projects that promote professional development as well as subject specialisms.You will use some of the best professional grade equipment in the Midlands, learn relevant work skills, get taught by industry active professionals, and experience specialist guest lecturers.You can join the final year of the BSc (Hons) Degree Music Technology at DMU on successful completion of this course. You may also apply to other universities to complete related degrees. You will be able to work in music, sound technology, and associated industries, typically in a portfolio career. Graduates of the course have gone on to work as pro audio manufacturers such as Bang and Olufsen; sound designers for games companies such as Sony PlayStation; or as live sound engineers for local music venues and national tours. The work-based learning element of the course has been particularly successful in providing graduates with the opportunity to secure work in various aspects of the music industries.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 10,700per year

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

University information

Leicester College

  • Campus address

    Leicester College, Freemen's Park Campus, Aylestone Road, Leicester, Leicester, LE2 7LW, England

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