3 Undergrad Years
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
The music industry has seen major changes in the way that music is produced and consumed. Traditional career pathways in music creation and production have been transformed and other industries requiring skills in sound and music production have grown and thrived, including broadcast, film, and games industries.
We see great opportunity for multi-skilled, digitally fluent, dynamic and adaptable music creators, who can present innovative ideas in modern and engaging ways.
We recognise and celebrate the creative potential of a ‘portfolio career’, in which you may work across different disciplines and in different industries.
We will enable you to develop entrepreneurial skills, to create your own career path and to make the most of potential employment opportunities.
You will have the opportunity to develop skills across a range of industries, working with industry briefs and reflecting professional practice.
Depending on your course modules, your assessments may include coursework essays, collaborative and individual presentations, professional placements, reports, portfolios, essay plans and creative work. Each piece of coursework will be presented as a digital portfolio.
Our course will set you up to take full advantage of the demand for innovation in creative and technical practice. The rigorous levels of analysis and musicianship you’ll achieve will equip you for a wide range of music-related careers.
Senior Lecturer Gordon Kerr says, “We want our students to experiment, to find their own identity within contemporary music culture. There’s an industry out there waiting to use their music, be it experimental or commercial. It’s about discovering yourself, being the best you can be and becoming part of the cultural definition”.
Employment opportunities now often require a diverse range of skills and experience. We respond to this by focusing on building and combining technical and creative skills to professional levels, and applying them in different industrial contexts. Strong links with industry and industry practice are embedded in the teaching, learning and assessment activities of our modules.
Graduates can pursue skills-based careers working as practitioners in the following roles: music producer, composer, sound designer, studio engineer, live sound engineer, and software design. They can also pursue similar careers in teaching or working for local community organisations, or careers in the music industry: working for an independent or major record label, music publishing, music and music technology journalism. Finally, the course equips you to enter into postgraduate study in music production, sound production, sound design, music technology in performance, or cultural theory.