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BSc (Hons) Digital Music Technology

De Montfort University
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Course UCAS code: JW9H
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Digital Music Technology BSc (Hons) focuses on the complete music and audio production process from creation to delivery. The course will give you a thorough understanding of the science and technological skills which underpin the music and audio industries. There is also an opportunity to create music and manipulate sound alongside established composers. You will record, mix and master in our suite of comprehensively equipped Creative Technology Studios as well as learn in depth about the important underlying electronic and computing technologies. You will also have the opportunity to contribute work to the award-winning student-led Demon Media, giving you the opportunity to develop your practical skills. You will be particularly encouraged to participate in our student radio station, Demon FM, either in a production, presentation or technical capacity. 100% of our Music Technology graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report. .
First year • Sound analysis and perception • Introduction to Studio Techniques • Live Coding • Digital Music Creativity: Synthesis • Digital Music Creativity: Sequencing and Control Systems • Writing and Research / Academic Fundamentals • Audio Electronics Fundamentals • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing Second year • Further Digital Signal Processing • Procedural Programming for Music • Digital Music Creativity: Advanced Synthesis • Acoustics Fundamentals • Visual Programming for Music • Digital Audio Electronics • Further Audio Electronics (optional) • Electronic Instrument Building (optional) • Composing with Technology (optional) • Performing with Technology (optional) • Studio Radio Production (optional) • Plugin Development (optional) Final year • MAT Research Project • Advanced Digital Signal Processing • Algorithmic Music • Music Information Retrieval • Acoustics Applications (optional) • Sound Design (optional) • Spatial Audio Production (optional) • Advanced Musical Electronics (optional) • Artificial Intelligence for Music (optional)
Assessment Methods:
Teaching involves a mixture of lectures, studio sessions, practical classes and laboratory work. Emphasis is placed upon gaining practical experience and applying it in a professional context. Areas of study include sound engineering, composition and performance, audio technology, music programming and computing, digital media and acoustics. You will normally attend around 13 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 27 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required. You are assessed through a variety of methods including practical assignments, exams, technical reports, essays and presentations.
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15 January

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De Montfort University is brilliant for those wanting to express their creative skills through a degree. The university itself is just 10 minutes from the city centre and with shops almost on campus itself there is a choice of places to grab a bite to eat for those students nights where cooking isn't an option. As for nightlife the The city's pubs and clubs are close to the uni, most are on one street so walkingis no worry. If you're new to Leicester then you can check out some of its sights, including one of England's largest markets under one roof. You can get a student ticket for a football or rugby match, visit one of the city's old real ale pubs, or get some retail therapy in one of two shopping centres.

Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
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Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £13,750
Computing, Engineering and Media Admissions Team:
Tel. 0116 257 7456
Email. [email protected]

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  • Cole260299's avatar by Cole260299 on 24th January 2019
    It’s definitely a great emerging uni. Keeping with the times in relation to diversity among students unlike Russel group Uni’s
  • SugaSweetyKitty's avatar by SugaSweetyKitty on 24th January 2019
    Enjoyable so far, and the course is what is says
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