What will I learn?

Do you have an HND or Foundation degree in music technology, music production or similar? Would you like to top it up to a full Bachelor's degree?On this creative music technology top-up degree, you'll develop your creative and technical skills to degree level using new music technologies. You’ll get experience with sound software and hardware used by industry professionals, and get the chance to achieve additional certifications in the use of leading music technologies.At the end of the course, you’ll be ready to begin your career in various areas of music technology areas such as games and animation, music recording and production, and television and film.**What you'll experience**On this creative music technology top-up degree course you'll:- Turn your Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation degree or equivalent qualification into a full Bachelor's degree- Develop your personal creative practice with emerging sound technologies- Choose optional modules that allow you to match what you study to your interests and career goals- Be able to apply for an optional Avid Protools accredited training certificate in Pro Tools Software- Get the chance to apply for Audiokinetic Wwise certification (we are one of only 2 universities in the UK to offer this)- Be taught by staff members with industry experience in composition, sound design and music productionYou'll use:- Recording studios to engineer and produce music and sound design for games, film and TV- Sensors and alternative controllers to create sound installations or perform live- Hardware and software synths and plugins to create electronic music- Digital audio workstations to create and mix music- You’ll get your hands on some exciting gear in our studio suite, including:A valve 32 channel TL audio mixing deskAn SSL Matrix 2 console with 10 Neve 1074 preamps and 16 channels of Neve and SSL dynamics and EQA 7.1 surround studio (Genelec) including a Slate Raven multi-touch console for multichannel work and spatial audio projectsA Buchla System 7 synthesizer (1 of only 2 in the UK and the only one in a European university)4 Oakley Modular synthesizersiMac Dual i7 computers running Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Max/MSP (including Max for Live), Native Instruments (including Reaktor), Pure Data and Game engine software**Careers and opportunities**Music technology is a continually developing field that's key to the creative industries, so there will be lots of opportunities open to you after the course.**What can you do with a creative music technology degree?**Previous music technology graduates have gone on to work in areas such as:- studio recording- composition- music production- acoustics- sound design for television and film, animation and computer games- digital media- education- What jobs can you do with a creative music technology degree?When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£15,100.00 (US$ 19,520) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021


Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,


PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities