What will I learn?

The BSc Hons Music, Sound & Technology course is an interdisciplinary course that explores how sound can be created and manipulated to create contemporary user experiences by combining digital composition, technology and performance. The course will deliver a range of creative and technical skills and accompanying theoretical knowledge with a practice focus.Students will develop a broad understanding of technology within the context of the creation, manipulation, interaction, storage and communication of music and sound. They will have the opportunity to learn and engage with leading edge tools that enable the expression of ideas in new and innovative ways.They will learn modern production and performance methods and techniques (sequencing, sampling, synthesis, microphone techniques, composition/arranging, scoring for screen, processing and editing/post-production) that enable them to gather and manipulate audio content using desktop, studio and portable technologies. In so doing, students will engage with industry–relevant tools and techniques such as: DAW (digital audio workstation) and studio recording; audio editing and postproduction software; programming using Max/MSP/Jitter, Pure Data, P5.js and Juce. Students will also work with hardware including analogue and digital modular synthesisers, and Arduino and related physical computing and embedded system platforms. Emerging web technologies will also be discussed through which students can explore interactions between users and devices, supporting a range of contemporary production and performance activities and innovative interactive applications and user experiences in music and audio–focused media.Graduates will be technologically literate and will be comfortable in creating and communicating ideas and content within and beyond the domain of music. They will also understand music, sound and technology within the context of cultural developments and in collaboration with other arts fields, supporting work which engages with a range of cultural, community and creative industries opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Magee Campus

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,360.00 (US$ 20,319) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2022


Magee, Londonderry

Northland Road,


Northern Ireland,

BT48 7JL, Northern Ireland

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


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