Kingston University London - Music Technology BA (Hons)

Kingston University London

Music Technology BA (Hons)

Combining musical knowledge with expertise in music technology can open up many opportunities. In this course, you'll record, program, and produce music, developing skills across a range of musical styles and contexts.

You'll be able to specialize in programming or performing, audio post-production, live sound, experimental music, broadcasting, and music in education. You'll also explore the evolution of music technology, from historical production to cutting-edge modern techniques. To prepare you for a career in the music industry, you'll undertake a work placement.

Kingston's extensive facilities include recording studios, rehearsal rooms, Pro Tools, Ableton, and Logic-based MIDI/editing suites, synth labs, and our analog/hybrid Visconti Studio.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • You'll use our Visconti Studio, created in partnership with record producer Tony Visconti. It has a 300m² live room plus rare and vintage recording equipment.
  • You can participate in local musical initiatives, such as the Kingston Singers, our Stylophone Orchestra, or Acid Grass Records, our in-house record label and artist collective.
  • You'll benefit from central London's vibrant and multicultural music scene.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


  • Level 3 qualifications, including Music, Music Technology, Performing and Production Arts or related subject (A-levels, BTEC Diploma, Access Diploma, IB Diploma, etc.).
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are employed in a broad range of music-related careers, including: musician; performer; teacher; songwriter/composer; producer; events manager; within the broadcast industries (TV, radio, internet); in music management, administration and marketing; and audio post production for film, TV and games.

Course Details

Each level is made up of four modules each worth 30 credit points. Typically a student must complete 120 credits at each level.

Music technology is a diverse field and this course enables you to study it from a broad range of perspectives. You'll work with digital, analogue and hybrid music technology tools to create high quality sound and music productions. From record production to software programming, sonic art and performance, you will develop technical and artistic skills across a range of musical styles and contexts.

Year 1

Synthesis, Sampling and Sequencing
Tech Revolutions
Recording and Engineering
Sonic Environments

Year 2

Core Modules:
The Visconti Studio
The 21st Century Musician
Optional Modules - Choose two from the following:
Programming Music
Performing with Technology
Sound Design and Perception
Audio Post-Production (Pop)

Year 3

Core Modules:
Professional Project
Optional Modules - Choose two from the following:
Commercial Music
Live Sound and Event Management
Music and Technology in Education
The Analogue Studio
Experimental Music: Derbyshire, The Radiophonic Workshop and Beyond
Special Study: Broadcasting
Special Study: Instrument Building, Bending and Breaking

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