Taught course

Music, Technology and Innovation

Institution
De Montfort University · Leicester Media School
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:1 minimum) in a relevant subject.

Applications are welcome from candidates whose primary study or professional practice has been in music technology as well as those who have completed more traditional music programmes in areas such as instrumental composition, musicology and ethnomusicology. In all cases, the candidate will demonstrate the potential to engage with the practical, creative, critical or aesthetic dimensions of the application of technology to music.

Equivalent qualifications from other international systems will receive the same consideration.

As part of your application you will be required to:

  • provide a 500-word statement explaining why you want to study the programme
  • provide a portfolio including a sample of original creative work with sound and a sample of academic written work
  • applicants will be normally interviewed by the programme leader (or nominee) and one other member of the MTI staff

Months of entry

September

Course content

Whether your interests are in electroacoustic or digital composition, sound installations or audio-visual work, our course focuses on using technology to create original and innovative music.

You will be able to tailor your study to focus on your individual creative practice area and choose from a diverse range of modules to develop your skills in fields such as hardware hacking, live coding and electronic instrument building.

Designed to meet the needs of contemporary musicians who want to maximise their skills in the sonic arts, the course blends theory and practice to deepen your contextual knowledge, creativity and research skills. The hands-on nature of the programme means that it is also well suited to teachers or arts professionals who want to upskill or broaden their musical horizons.

Our creative, research-active staff will support and encourage your work in a lively environment of constructive conversation and debate. You will also have the opportunity to engage with visiting artists and scholars in workshops and guest lectures.

Digital music and sound design skills are in high demand for film, TV and radio productions, live theatre and festivals. This MA will prepare you for a range of employment paths in the creative industries, as well as offering further training for those already in work seeking career development opportunities.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,575
International students
£15,100

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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
DMU Admissions
Email
admissions@dmu.ac.uk
Phone
0116 255 1551