UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Audio and Music Technology with Foundation Year

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Audio and Music Technology with Foundation Year

Develop advanced creative and technical skills and craft new technologies and practices on this leading JAMES accredited course.

Why study audio and music technology?

New technologies and techniques are changing creative expression in music.

Today's audio and music industry whether studios, production companies, or tech firms look for practitioners who think outside the box but also know what goes on inside it.

Studying this field opens career pathways from musical practice and professional sound to acoustics and audio software development. It allows you to explore and influence technological and musical innovations to shape the future of audio.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Audio and Music Technology receives both accreditation and acclaim from JAMES, the education arm of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS) and the Music Producers Guild (MPG).

They describe the course as 'amongst the best in the UK and of international standing'.

This course is ideal if you're passionate about music and the technology behind it, but don't necessarily have formal musical training or prior technical experience.

It allows you to explore and develop advanced knowledge, techniques and technologies for recording, production, musical expression, digital creativity, audio programming and the science of sound (acoustics and psychoacoustics).

Musical opportunities abound on and off campus, through our celebrated Centre for Performing Arts and countless venues, groups, studios and projects in one of the UK's most musical cities.

Gain valuable real-world experience and a professional portfolio through a series of placements that prepare you for a career in the music industry.

Where can it take me?

Learn from professionals and experts from the music, film/TV and technology industries and research, and prepare for a variety of careers in audio.

Choose from careers in audio and sound engineering as well as performance, composition and concert management. Work in creative areas where there is a heavy reliance on technology such as film, theatre and the arts. Apply your technical expertise with audio hardware and software companies, designing new musical instruments and digital technologies or as an acoustician, designing new spaces and concert halls.

Graduate destinations include the BBC, Allen&Heath, Focusrite/Novation, plus various studio and production houses worldwide. Get support for freelance careers through Impulse, our in-house music technology innovation and enterprise studio and bridge to professional practice.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 72
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

As a graduate, you'll have a clear understanding of the role of technology in music and be able to use a range of modern technologies.

Career opportunities are available in performance, production and concert management, as well as audio and sound engineering.

You'll be suited for work in creative areas where there is a heavy reliance on technology such as film, theatre and the arts.

Your technical expertise will also prepare you for designing new audio tools and systems, with leading music software developers and technology makers and careers in research and development.

Course Details

Year 0 Foundation Year

Computational Thinking and Practice
Information Practitioner Foundations
Creative Technology Studies
Web Foundations.

Year 1

Introductory Audio Programming
Audio Engineering
Audio Technology

Year 2

Audio Process Design and Implementation
Audio Recording.
optional modules

Sound Design and Post Production
Creative and Physical Computing
Research and Practice in Creative Technology
Advanced Composition.

Final year

Music Technology Project.
optional modules f

Instrument Recording Investigation
Audio Post Production
Software Development for Audio
Live Sound.
Professional Development
Broadcast Practice
Music Portfolio
Architectural Acoustics.

Placement year

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