This industry-focused music production degree is ideal if you have a passion for music and audio production and want to develop a highly attractive portfolio of technical and creative skills that will help you pursue a successful career in the creative industries.
The course covers the science and technology of audio and recording systems and how these can be used effectively in recording, mixing, mastering and sound design. Alongside this emphasis on industry skills, the variety of teaching and learning activities in each of the modules will allow you to build a distinctive and varied portfolio of work by the end of your course.
On this course you'll study at our brand new Contemporary Music and Events Hub. You'll have access to;
Studer A827 2-inch machine
Brand new 48-channel SSL Duality desk
Freestanding Exigy monitors
Edit rooms equipped with 8-bus consoles
Industry-standard production studios including SSL, Neumann and Schoeps equipment
Specialist IT Suites with Logic, Pro Tools, N.I Komplete M4L and Ableton software
Performance rehearsal rooms
300 capacity live events venue
Post-production suites including Soundfield, 5.1, Foley Room, Binaural and VR technology
Audio Production Technology (20 Credit Points)
You'll learn practical studio recording techniques alongside the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in location-recording scenarios. You'll learn how developments in audio technology have shaped the way we create, edit and manipulate sound and music, as well as developing critical listening skills; as you're introduced to various approaches and tools for mixing music.
Electronic Music Production (20 Credit Points)
You'll get grounding in the skills necessary to create audio work derived from electronic (analogue or digital) means. You'll be introduced to core technological concepts such as sequencing, sound syntheses, sampling and mixing, as well as musical concepts such as melody, harmony, rhythm and arrangement.
The Audio and Music Industry (40 Credit Points)
In this module, you'll study current industry trends, examining and evaluating how changes in technology have affected music and audio content. You'll also be introduced to client management through the completion of a live client brief.
Research Methods in Audio and Music Technology (20 Credit Points)
You'll learn to research and select appropriate methodologies to progress your assessments and assignments. This module is designed to develop your understanding of research methodologies helping you build a foundation for your academic work.
Sound and Audio Theory (20 Credit Points)
You'll adopt a more scientific approach during this module – solving problems, interpreting data and presenting your findings. You'll develop an understanding of the scientific principles underpinning audio and music technology, such as sound theory, analogue and digital audio principles.
Advanced Audio Production (40 Credit Points)
You'll learn how decisions made at each stage of an audio production, from recording, editing and mixing through to final master, impact on the quality of the final product. A strong research emphasis into current and historical trends in audio production will help frame your work and you'll develop your technical proficiency alongside problem-solving and client management.
Creative Audio and Music Technology (40 Credit Points)
You'll explore new and emerging audio technologies, developing knowledge of music technology outside commercial sound. You'll use a range of different methodologies in the production of your work, combining software and hardware technologies in the creation and control of your sound.
Acoustics and Electronics (20 Credit Points)
You'll gain a deeper appreciation of the application of sound sources, spaces and music technology equipment. You'll learn about room and instrument acoustics, as well as the design and application of audio systems.
Industry Practice (20 Credit Points)
During this module you'll undertake appropriate self-directed projects, working collaboratively on creative work, allowing you to directly apply the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme in the context of the workplace. This module aims to develop your overall professionalism and provide you with the knowledge and resources to begin a career in the creative industries.
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