University of the West of Scotland

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE, United Kingdom

Music Technology BSc Hons

This programme gives you the knowledge and practical skills to work in technology related jobs in the music and media industry. Music Technology is a broad ranging course which provides students with the knowledge and practical experience to work in a range of areas within the music, audio and media industries. We offer areas of study through a number of content streams focussed on developing high-calibre graduates employable in the following areas: • Acoustics • Audio post-production • Audio software development • Electronic music composition • Entrepreneurship • Live sound engineering • Sound design • Music recording and production • Music mastering • Video production Programme Structure Year 1 ● Audio For Broadcast ● Digital Recording and Production 1 ● Creative Computing Profession ● Sound Reinforcement 1 ● Audio Technology 1 ● Computer Music Year 2 ● Audio Post-Production ● Electroacoustics ● Sound Reinforcement 2 ● Digital Recording and Production 2 ● Audio Technology 2 ● Electronic Music Year 3 ● The Music Business ● Audio Visual Integration ● Professional Studio Practice ● Audio Signal Processing ● Music Technology Project ● Interactive Music // Creative Technology Placement Year 4 ● Music Technology Major Project ● Audio Mastering ● Audio For Film & Animation ● Advanced Audio Signal Processing ● Acoustics // Computer Games Audio Career paths in the following areas include: acoustics (graduate trainee acoustician), audio post production (sound editor/dubbing engineer), music composition (composer, electronic musician), music production (studio recording/mixing/mastering engineer); live sound or broadcast (engineer); sound systems design and installation (engineer/consultant), sound design (audio for film, animation and games), theatre-sound (technical engineer), video post-production (editor/ADR), technical sales and management, and within further and higher education. Many graduates work as freelancers while some set up their own business. Our programme features a placement in year 3 which may be with a UK music industry company or abroad in a partner institution such as the Harris Institute in Canada. This Honours programme is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) and is an AVID Learning Partner (offering the opportunity to gain Pro Tools certification).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Paisley Campus,Paisley
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £7,250
  • Wales Year 1 £7,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £7,250
  • International Year 1 £10,500