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What will I learn?

DMU’s Music Technology BA is a distinctive, dynamic and market-leading course that challenges conventions in music composition and performance and explores the extraordinary musical possibilities offered by new technologies. It is ideal for forward-thinking and imaginative individuals whose passion is to create exceptional music and forge a unique voice within the arts and creative industries.You will explore an extensive range of approaches to creating and performing, such as multi-track recording, production and composition, new technologies for musical performance, music and sound for moving image, sound synthesis theory and practice, site-specific and installation work, computer coding for the creative artist, and advanced surround sound. You will study digital and post-digital history and aesthetics to inspire your creative vision and link your music meaningfully to the world. Based on your goals, you will choose specific compositional, technical and theoretical topics to research more deeply, particularly as you enter our flexible third year of study.The course is taught by internationally recognised, experienced musicians who are active performers, composers and researchers.Our professional, broad-minded and flexible graduates are well positioned to succeed in the thriving and rapidly changing contemporary digital media and music industries, and have a very strong track record at gaining employment as composers, sound designers, performing and recording artists, session musicians, recording engineers, producers and audio technicians in music management, theatre, TV and radio content and production. Our superb facilities allow you to explore areas such as spatialisation, musical computing, sound recording and video. We also have an extremely lively musical community with frequent concerts, events, music profession visitors and student exchanges.**Key features**- Much of this programme is based in DMU's Creative Technology Studios, where you will benefit from access to audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems. You will also benefit from access to our Performing Arts Centre for Excellence (PACE), which features performance and rehearsal spaces, including our specialist 33-channel loudspeaker system.- Join a dynamic musical community which hosts concerts and workshops and has a number of musical groups such as the Dirty Electronics ensemble. The university also has many active student musical societies, including the Music Society, Recording Society, Sound Design Society, and DJ Society.- Have opportunities to present your work at some of Leicester's most important cultural institutions, including the CURVE Theatre, the Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, and creative hub LCB Depot.- Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.- Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by contributing to the award-winning Demon Media group, which includes the Demon FM radio station and Demon TV.- Through our Music, Technology and Innovation Institute for Sonic Creativity you can take part in events, undertake creative research, work with professional artists, lead workshops and contribute to international research projects.- Benefit from guest lectures from music industry specialists. Previous guest speakers include Merzbow, Mira Calix, Tim Exile, DJ Sniff, Scanner, Pauline Oliveros, Brian Duffy, GRM, Leafcutter John, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Keith Rowe and Evan Parker.

Which department am I in?

Computing, Engineering and Media

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2023

Venue

Leicester Campus

The Gateway,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 9BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have High School Diploma with a score of 3.0. IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent.

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

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