UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Creative Music Technology

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Creative Music Technology

Develop and refine your creative process using inspiration from past and present composers. Express and apply this in different areas using a broad range of techniques and technologies. Recognised as the 'most musical city' in the UK (per capita) it is a fantastic place to study all genres of music.



study creative music technology?

Music as an art form evolves constantly, with practitioners taking inspiration from composers and artists past and present and developing future sounds.

New technologies and techniques allow us to express our creativity in more ways than ever. These ideas can be applied to live performances, to music for film or computer games.

Musicians who understand the creative process and how to work within technical boundaries are well-equipped to build careers in this exciting industry.

If you're a performing musician, or a composer/producer, or both, with a basic understanding of technologies involved in the creative arts and a desire to develop your craft and expand your knowledge and practice into different areas of the audio sector, you'll find this course rewarding.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Creative Music Technology is accredited by JAMES, the education arm of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS) and the Music Producers Guild (MPG).

Explore composers and artists past and present, taking inspiration from Bach to Boulez, The Beatles to Hans Zimmer.

Refine and define your own creative process. Develop programming skills and learn how to enhance the sound and quality of audio using technology. 

Study composition and enhance your formal musical training in music theory and performance. Get involved with inspiring musical projects in the community, for schools and with local media companies.

Perform in events organised by our celebrated Centre for Music. Activities range from big band, to chamber ensembles and a full symphony orchestra.

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?

As a graduate, choose from careers in composition, performance, production and concert management, as well as audio and sound engineering.

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

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • 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.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: Music or Music Technology preferred.

Career Prospects

As a graduate, you'll be able to create professional quality music and sound in both live and studio environments.

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

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

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete a professional practice module.

Year 1

Introductory Audio Programming
Audio Technology
Audio Engineering

Year 2

Advanced Composition.

Three optional modules
Research and Practice in Creative Technology
Audio Recording
Audio Process Design and Implementation
Sound Design and Post Production
Creative and Physical Computing.

Placement year

Final Year

Music Technology Project
Music Portfolio.

Optional modules
Professional Experience or International Experience or Professional Development
Live Sound
Audio Post Production
Instrument Recording Investigation
Audio For Games
Software Development for Audio
Architectural Acoustics
Broadcast Practice.

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