Develop skills to produce music using MIDI sequencing and recording studio techniques in this creative and performance-based course. You’ll be able to use the very latest technology in our well-equipped studios.
What will I study?
This course provides a thorough grounding in MIDI sequencing and audio recording techniques as music production tools. The underlying principles of music technology and the development of musical knowledge, such as aural and analytical skills will be taught within an essentially practical course. Performance isn’t assessed as a part of this course, but is made use of when recording in the studios. You will learn about the technical processes to capture sounds and manipulate them to produce musical end products.
There will also be study of the techniques used since the earliest recordings of Thomas Edison, the impact of the invention of the microphone, and the development of electric amplification. You will also learn about musical arranging and produce a fully mastered CD. Final assessment is by submission of an externally marked coursework portfolio and end of year Listening and Analysis exams.
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There are opportunities to perform at lunchtime and evening gigs organised by students within the department.
Where might it lead?
The skills developed during this course can find use in a wide range of careers that may include self employment, sound recording, media music production, composition, radio, television and the film industry, commercial advertising, musical instrument retail, software design, teaching and journalism. There is an ever increasing number of degree courses at universities and music colleges specialising in music technology that can lead directly to the careers mentioned above.