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BA (Hons) Music Technology and Production

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Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Music and Performance

Attendance

Full-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

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.

The main areas of practice are: Music Composition and Production, Sound and Design and Composition, Studio Recording and Production, Music Technology, Performance and Interactivity.

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

J930

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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East London

Our course, centred in east London’s thriving hub of creativity, attracts the best new emerging musical talent in the UK and abroad.

Hands-on approach

Our focus is on project-led teaching that reflects industry-led briefs, so you’ll learn as you create.

Specialist equipment

You’ll compose, produce and perform using £750,000 worth of equipment in our recording studios, post-production suites and rehearsal and performance areas.

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects. Must include a music-related subject
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

We’re offering you a unique opportunity to develop specialist technology and production skills while engaging with a broad range of musical practices.

You’ll study a range of history, culture and theory modules that will enable you to develop essential skills in writing and analysis, and digital presentation.

In years 1 and 2 there are four module strands:
Music Production, Sound Design, Studio Production, and Contextual Studies.

In your first year you will explore your creativity and develop core technical skills in these areas. We’ll introduce you to computer and studio based music production, embracing experimental forms of electronic music culture, sound design and composition, sound recording and studio production and cultural theory.

Year 3 is characterised by independence, specialisation and professional public engagement, featuring further independent development of skills through research and creative project work.

You will explore performance and interactivity, further developing the practice of level 4 and 5. You will also undertake an arts placement, and develop a self-managed creative production and research project.

You will leave with a rich and dynamic digital portfolio to present to industry professionals and future employers.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

Music Technology and Production Technique 1
Collaboration 1
Public Project 1
Music Technology and Production Technique 2
Collaboration 2
Professional Life 1 (Mental Wealth)
Music Technology and Production Craft 1
Multidisciplinary Collaboration 1
Public Project 2
Music Technology and Production Craft 2
Multidisciplinary Collaboration 2
Professional Life 2 (Mental Wealth)
Music Technology and Production Advanced Practice and Innovation
Final Project: Research and Development
Public Project 3
Music Technology and Production Advanced Practice and Enterprise
Final Project: Engagement and Impact
Professional Life 3 (Mental Wealth)

How you'll be assessed

 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.

Course specification

How you'll learn

You’ll work individually and collaboratively with others to develop, devise, compose, produce, and perform original work.

You’ll be supported in developing technical and creative skills through a range of lectures, workshops and master-classes, and through engagement with industry.

You’ll develop presentation and promotion skills, learning how to create dynamic and engaging digital portfolios of your work.

Your lecturers are performers, producers, and music composers who will help your ideas flourish by nurturing the development of your musical understanding and production skills.

Our academic team will oversee your studio output as you work closely and develop imaginative collaborations with your UEL performing arts colleagues on the Music Performance and Production, Dance: Urban Practice, Performing Arts, and Drama Applied Theatre and Performance courses.

University Square Stratford, our new £33 million base, will be your creative playground with its £750,000 of specialist equipment housed in recording studios, post-production suites and rehearsal and performance areas. They’re all purpose-built to suit your needs.

Your future career

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.

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