Masters of Music: Music Technology

Birmingham City University - Faculty Of Performance, Media And English

Program Description

Masters of Music: Music Technology

Birmingham City University - Faculty Of Performance, Media And English

Key Facts

  • Evidenced by its two internationalIntegra projects, Birmingham Conservatoire is an important international centre for performance and composition with technology, especially live electronics.
  • You will have the chance to network with leading professionals from around the world through the Conservatoire’s leading role in Integra.
  • Our courses include weekly individual specialist tuition with world-leading practitioners and researchers.
  • You will have access to cutting-edge facilities, including our 150-seat Recital Hall, customized for performance with technology, the only space of its kind in a UK conservatoire.
  • You will have access to regular masterclasses with distinguished visiting composers and performers.
  • You will have opportunities for collaboration with advanced performersand there will be frequent chances to have works performed, including by our own contemporary music ensemble, Thallein, and by other ensembles.
  • Our postgraduate music technology courses give you the chance to develop a distinctive musical voice within the context of a broadly based course, enhancing your employability.

Employability

Graduates from Birmingham Conservatoire’s taught postgraduate programmes typically move into careers involving freelance work in a variety of branches of the music business.

Entry Requirements

MMus

You should normally possess at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree (preferably Music) with a minimum of 60% in a relevant area of your final-year work. Non-UK candidates should normally possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree or a similar degree equivalent Diploma from a conservatoire or equivalent institution. You will need to demonstrate at audition/interview that you possess appropriate skills in Music Technology.

PgDip

You should normally possess at least a Lower Second Class Honours Degree (preferably Music) with a minimum of 60% in a relevant area of your final-year work.Non-UK candidates should normally possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree or a similar degree equivalent Diploma from a conservatoire or equivalent institution.You will need to demonstrate at audition/interview that you possess appropriate skills in music technology.

Audition Requirements

Music Technology candidates should be prepared to discuss a portfolio of works, which must have been previously submitted on CD or DVD as appropriate at least two weeks before the audition date. The works may be recordings, productions, compositions or other appropriate material.

Course Structure

At the heart of both PgDip and MMus in Music Technology is specialist one-to-one tuition. This is supported by a programme of group activities such as workshops and masterclasses with distinguished visiting musicians.

You will also undertake a programme of lectures and seminars covering the aesthetic and contextual issues that underpin and justify artistic choices within music technology, culminating in both a seminar presentation and a piece of analytical work. If you are a MMus student, you will take additional modules designed to provide greater breadth and a wider context for your specialist studies in Music Technology.

Modules

These include music technology modules (Preliminary Music Technology, Final Technology Folio), a professional development module, and a contextual studies module, ‘Music Technology Contexts’. In addition, MMus students undertake a Research Project (on a topic of their own choosing) and two or three optional modules from a wide-ranging menu (including the possibility of undertaking some composition).

Assessment

Your work in Music Technology will be assessed by a Preliminary Music Technology portfolio approximately half-way through your course, followed by a Final Technology Folio submitted at the end as the culmination of your work in this area. Other modules involve a variety of methods of assessment, including essay and presentation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
6,750 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Birmingham, England
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Duration 1 - 3 years
Price 6,750 GBP
£14600 for international students