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BA (Hons) Music Technology and Production with Foundation Year

Course overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Music and Performance

Attendance

Full-time, 4 years

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

The sound and music industry is transforming. Traditional careers are adapting to include creative industries that require skills in sound and music production. The broadcast, film, theatre, games and immersive experience industries are growing and thriving.

We see opportunities for multi-skilled, digitally fluent, dynamic and adaptable sound and music creators, who can initiate and present innovative ideas in modern and engaging ways.

The BA (Hons) Music Technology and Production is part of a suite of programmes for applied practice in professional industry contexts. The key features of these programmes are: A focus on Ideas, Creative Enterprise and Collaboration, Portfolio of Transferable Skills, Professional Industry Projects.

You will develop and apply a range of specialist technical and creative skills in sound and music production, working collaboratively within interdisciplinary projects modelled on professional practice in the music industry.

The principal focus of the BA Music Technology and Production will be Music Production and Studio Production, with some elements of sound design and non-linear performance and production processes shared with other programmes in the suite. 

UCAS points

64

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

W379

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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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.

Music industry links

The programme capitalises on links with external professionals and companies as the hub of a Music Collaboration Network, and more widely across the music industry.

Placement opportunities

The programme features a placement module, which will provide significant opportunity to exploit links with industry, and enrich your experience, transforming your opportunities for employment within the sector.

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Gordon Kerr, Senior Lecturer

BA (Hons) Music Technology and Production with Foundation Year

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.

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:

-          Parents' Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

-          All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance or contact Student Finance England.

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
£12,700
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

64

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least 1 subject
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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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 and apply specialist skills in collaborative industry-focused projects.

You will develop a range of practical skills and techniques, and collaboration skills, while developing an understanding of the professional, cultural, social, and technological contexts of your practice.

In the foundation year, you will have the opportunity to transform and develop your existing experience and skills in creative practice and establish key academic skills to prepare you for undergraduate study. 

The first year of undergraduate study develops core technical and creative skills in key areas of disciplinary practice and collaboration. You will participate in industry-modelled projects in collaboration with students from other related disciplines.

In the second year you will experiment further, explore different approaches to individual and collaborative practice, engaging with external practitioners and organisations, and developing employability skills as part of a Professional Life module.

In the third year of study you will become more focused on the development of your own specialist ideas, practice and research, individually and in collaboration with others, internal and external to the University.

You will graduate 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 Skills 1
  • Group Work 1
  • Professional Outcomes
  • Music Technology and Production Skills 2
  • Group Work 2
  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life
  • Music Technology and Production Technique 1 (Core)
  • Collaboration 1 (Core)
  • Public Project 1 (Core)
  • Music Technology and Production Technique 2 (Core)
  • Collaboration 2 (Core)
  • Professional Life 1 (Mental Wealth) (Core)
  • Music Technology and Production Craft 1 (Core)
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration 1 (Core)
  • Public Project 2 (Core)
  • Music Technology and Production Craft 2 (Core)
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration 2 (Core)
  • Professional Life 2 (Mental Wealth) (Core)
  • Music Technology and Production Advanced Practice and Innovation (Core)
  • Final Project: Research and Development (Core)
  • Public Project 3 (Core)
  • Music Technology and Production Advanced Practice and Enterprise (Core)
  • Final Project: Engagement and Impact (Core)
  • Professional Life 3 (Mental Wealth) (Core)

How you'll be assessed

Projects 
Professional practice, innovation, enterprise and engagement will be modelled and applied in live projects and assessed through the development of an online creative portfolio. Each piece of coursework will be presented as a digital portfolio. 

Assessment of portfolios is split as follows: 80% Practice Portfolio and 20% Coursework Portfolios.

Practice Portfolio
Practice Portfolios include a range of creative artefacts associated with disciplinary and interdisciplinary practice, developed through production, composition, design, writing, and other creative activities. Practice portfolios are used to capture multi-dimensional evidence relating to the product of a creative process.

Coursework Portfolios 
Coursework Portfolios report the process of creating practical work. They will often include production reports to illustrate and evaluate the process, as well as integrating research and contextualisation, including formative assessment evidence.

Course specification

How you'll learn

Your journey will  begin at Foundation level, where you will establish core skills and techniques in common projects: Music Performance, Music Production, Studio Production, Sound Design and Creative Portfolio Development.

At level 4 you will begin to focus on developing specialist techniques for your chosen programme pathway, as well as collaborating in live projects with students from other programmes, including Music, Games, Media, Theatre, and Dance: Urban Practice.

Level 4 Projects: Music Skills, Producing an EPK, Imaginary Productions, Linear Recording Methods, Sound Design and the Environment, My Music My Revolution, Performance Skills 1, Live Collision, Sound Design for Adaptive Contexts, Creative Portfolio Production.

At level 5

Common Projects:

Narrative Production, Design Thinking, Creative Agency, Our Music Our Revolution.

Specialist projects: 
Sound and Music for Film, Performance Skills 2, Instant Composition, Creative Capture and Production, Sound Craft, Linear Composition, Adaptive Audio Programming, Sound and Music Direction

At level 6 the key focus will be upon a pattern of research, development, implementation and impact, through which you will develop a portfolio of advanced practice and skills innovation, and a final project portfolio.

Your future career

Sound and Music programmes at the University of East London develop an existing base of core skills in sound and music creation and production and apply these to specific industrial contexts in collaborative projects that simulate professional practice, and which integrate with the Music industry in live projects.

The BA Music Technology and Production with Foundation Year programme will develop a core set of skills in be Music Production and Studio Production, with some elements of sound design and non-linear performance and production processes shared with other programmes in the suite, and will also develop transferrable skills (linked to UEL Core Competencies and the Career Passport) for the creative industries. 

Students will be able to collaborate and participate in a range of projects, resulting in a portfolio of project work that represents a broad range of skills and experience, with depth of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary skills. 

This approach anticipates a diverse world of work, building skills in learners to create coherence and impact that is transferrable across multiple contexts.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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