Taught course

Music Technology

Institution
Birmingham City University · Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Qualifications
MMusPGCertPGDip

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Entry requirements

UK students should normally hold an honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music.

Audition requirements: You should be prepared to discuss a portfolio of recordings, productions, compositions or other material, which must be submitted on CD or DVD at least two weeks before the audition. Portfolios should be sent by Recorded Delivery to: Senior Administrator, Admissions, Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham B4 7XR, UK. The panel will be interested to hear you talk about your artistic influences, your inspiration to be a musician and your career objectives. This is an opportunity for you to ask the panel questions about the Music Technology Department and what life will be like as a musician in Birmingham. The audition and interview together will last for about half an hour. For full details, audition requirements and audition advice, please visit the Music Auditions section of the Conservatoire website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our postgraduate courses in Music Technology provide an opportunity for composers and composer-performers to experiment with and develop expertise in the creative application of established and new music technologies.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is an internationally important centre for performance and composition with technology, especially live electronics. An example of its work is the highly acclaimed Integra Live project, an application that makes it easy to use interactive audio processing to create new music.

As you might expect, in this context, our postgraduate courses in Music Technology provide an exciting opportunity for composers and composer-performers to experiment with and develop expertise in the creative application of established and new music technologies.

You'll have full access to our superb £57 million facilities, including our Concert Hall, Recital Hall, seven recording studios, editing and mastering suites, and our black-box performance space known as The Lab. Alongside your focus on Music Technology, our courses provide opportunities for you to develop other skills relevant to a future career in the music profession.

Information for international students

Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music.

IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,300 per year
International students
£24,100 per year

Some scholarships and bursaries available; please visit our website for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMus
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Conservatoire Admissions
Email
conservatoire.admissions@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5901