Creative Music Technology (BA Hons)

Clearing 2019 is now open

Clearing 2019 is now open

Creative Music Technology

BA (Hons)

Clearing is open

Creative Music Technology (BA Hons)

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Bring your music to life

Harness the creative potential of sound and technology.

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Unique opportunities

Cutting-edge practice and industry expertise.

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Use Arduino hardware in our studios for limitless possibilities to create your sound.

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Learn from experts who have worked with Drake, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney…to name a few.

Students playing a gig in a crowded music venue.

Work with live sound in packed gigs.

Exceptional new facilities

Industry-standard recording studios, production labs, specialist software and hardware, screen and interactive platforms in one inspiring space.

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Learn from the best in the industry

Tim Land

Tim Land

Academic Course Leader in Popular Music and Music Business

'I'm a lover of beats, sounds and spaces and have a background in producing electronic and urban music. More recently I've been specialising in spatial sound and its potential for new auditory experience.'

Tim as a musician and producer has released albums, EP's and remixes on major labels, received a BAFTA award for interactive sound work and toured internationally as a DJ. His huge range of experience will help you to build a broad range of skills covering every aspect of contemporary music media production.

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Shape sound

Hear Sam describe his first year on the course during a MIDI controller building workshop.

Course details

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Course outline

Using cutting-edge technology, you will explore the full potential of working as a creative music technologist. As a composer, performer, sound designer, engineer and producer, you will establish a competitive portfolio of practical projects and experiences. Innovations in software building, hardware hacking, networked technologies and screen platforms allow you to investigate new ideas and creative practices for contemporary media.

In your first year, you will learn the foundations of recording and production alongside developing creative approaches to composition and performance. You will gain an understanding of audio theory, studio technology, digital audio workstation production and visual image-making. You will also explore key compositional strategies and technology-focused performance techniques. In year two, you will have the opportunity to work with live sound and broadcast systems, develop studio production techniques, explore sound design and composition for screen media, and investigate the innovative approach of spatial sound. Through the study of emerging technologies and product and instrument design, you will explore programmable software, hardware development and sensor technologies. 

Your final year focuses on your progression into professional practice and employment alongside a dissertation paper and conference presentation. You will develop your creative specialism in a major, public-facing project that demonstrates engagement with the marketplace.  Advanced optional modules allow you to create sound for films, installations and performing arts along with developing professional studio skills and hardware design. Enterprise and business studies enable work placements and the development of a professional network, ready for your career. The practical elements of the degree are underpinned by a critical understanding of the creative and economic potential of sound within contemporary culture. Socio-political and philosophical perspectives continue to evolve your thinking and understanding of technology focused economies. 

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Study style

Benefit from a mixture of practical sessions, lectures, group work and professional experiences. Assessment is by 100% coursework.

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

Industry links

Across our music and media courses, students have undertaken work placements with EMI, Universal Music, ITV, Warner Bros and the BBC. They have also worked technical sound roles for local festivals, 2000trees and Wychwood, and work with the Media School’s BBC Introducing broadcasts. Our staff have a huge range of combined business experience including working with the BBC, Universal, Sony, Virgin, Orange and O2. In lectures and workshops, you’ll also hear from professional content creators and taste-makers who tour, record, design and produce music and media projects.


  • Sound designer
  • Music producer
  • Sound engineer
  • Software and hardware programmer
  • Composer and performer

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Park, Cheltenham

Entry requirements

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We may be able to offer you a place on this course, even if you don't meet the entry requirements specified in the box below. Call us on 03330 432414 to find out more and discuss your options.

Tariff information for 2019 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2019 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

Selection by interview. Please refer to the interview guide for further information.


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UCAS Codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-time52W1

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