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Music Technology BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

J930

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

Have a passion for making and listening to music? This course aims to cover skills needed to create, record and produce music and audio.

This course will give you the skills, knowledge and techniques you’ll need to become involved in the creation and recording of music and audio. Working in outstanding facilities you will have the opportunity to work with professional performers, composers and producers.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

What our students say...

I chose this course to improve my skills as an artist and as a producer. The teaching staff are amazing and the student body is so diverse you can find lots of different cultures to learn from.

George Boateng

Course information

This course aims to cover skills and knowledge associated with the technology and techniques involved in the creation and recording of music and audio. Core themes covered are: the principles of sound and acoustics, and musical instrument acoustics; music composition and production in various contexts; recording equipment and music software/hardware; and the business environment.

We will cover the fundamentals of sound, signals and acoustics, learning about the tools and techniques commonly used in music technology. We aim to provide you with a strong understanding of underlying technical principles so that you can design studio space effectively or make informed decisions about appropriate technologies, production values and outputs.

87%

of students agree that our staff are good at explaining things

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Skills for Music Technology

  • Fundamentals of Sound

  • Recording Technology and Techniques 1

  • Digital Audio and Electronics

  • Technological Music Composition

  • Sound Synthesis and Sampling

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Music Technology Research

  • Acoustics

  • Recording Technology and Techniques 2

  • Recording and Mastering Technology

  • Technological Music Composition and Performance

  • Multimedia Programming Environments

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Study abroad or professional placement

Overview

Modules

  • The Creative Industry Professional

  • The Creative and Digital Industries

  • Sound Design and Game Audio

  • Live Sound

  • Research Project

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Small class sizes so you will have plenty of access to our fantastic facilities.
  • A vibrant and creative environment, offering you access to professional practices, new research and outstanding graduate support.
  • Dedicated, experienced and qualified teaching staff with a mixture of commercial, academic and research related expertise at an international level.
  • For successful graduates, a potential range of career opportunities as music producers, sound engineers, composers, and audio postproduction technicians.
  • A course accredited by JAMES, a music industry body that acts on behalf of the association of Professional Recording Services, the Music Producers Guild and the UK Screen Association.

Facilities include several recording studios (including one based around an SSL mixing desk), various live rooms and performance spaces and Mac-based labs.

You will study the fundamentals of sound, signals and acoustics – an understanding of the basis of sound in terms of creation, capturing and distribution. You will also learn about the tools and techniques commonly used in music technology. Examples include: synthesis and sampling, multimedia programming, recording techniques and recording and mastering technology.

The course has a strong sense of its position within the music business environment and you will study organisations within the music industry. This will give you a greater understanding of the business context for music technology and will help you to manage your career more effectively.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated lab and studio sessions. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice. You will be taught in state-of-the-art sound facilities.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Coursework, tests, essays: 40%
  • Practical or project work: 50%
  • Presentations, posters etc: 10%

50% assessed by practical or project work

In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 4 hours of tutorials each week.
  • Medium group teaching: 10 hours of lectures, lab and studio sessions each week.
  • Large group teaching: class sizes on this course are such that most teaching is in medium or small sized groups.

Additionally, you will be expected to complete 20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time.

The course offers an international field trip to students. Recently, students went to Berlin to visit Ableton Labs and spent time in Hansa Studios where classic David Bowie and Depeche Mode albums were recorded.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

I chose this course to improve my skills as an artist and as a producer. The teaching staff are amazing and the student body is so diverse you can find lots of different cultures to learn from.

George Boateng

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

I chose this course to improve my skills as an artist and as a producer. The teaching staff are amazing and the student body is so diverse you can find lots of different cultures to learn from.

George Boateng

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£14,104 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

What our students say...

I chose this course to improve my skills as an artist and as a producer. The teaching staff are amazing and the student body is so diverse you can find lots of different cultures to learn from.

George Boateng

Career prospects

There is a strong emphasis within the course on your future career, not only helping you to discover what your chosen career path will be but also helping you to ensure that you have the professional level of business skill and knowledge to thrive in this demanding industry.

100%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Previous examples of employment include music producers, sound engineers, composers; audio post- production technicians together with work in extensive related fields such as radio and television sound.

£18K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £18,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

I chose this course to improve my skills as an artist and as a producer. The teaching staff are amazing and the student body is so diverse you can find lots of different cultures to learn from.

George Boateng
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.