On this Music Composition & Technology course you will follow your individual passions whilst also learning the skills required to become a creative practitioner today.
Embracing both traditional and modern tools of music composition, you’ll get the opportunity to work across Film, Animation, Acting and Games courses, applying your craft to a wide variety of projects.
To develop your individual voice as a composer you’ll master software such as Abelton Live, Pro Tools, Logic or Cubase to record and sequence your composition, Dorico and Sibelius to produce written scores or MAX/MSP to program new sounds from the ground up.
You’ll be taught by leading technologists, session musicians, composers, sound designers and industry experts. Analogue synthesis and writing for instruments helps to complete the skills that you’ll need to springboard onto any number of career paths, such as Film Composer, Foley Artist, Music Supervisor, Music Producer or Sound Designer.
This course has two possible degree routes – Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc). With help from our network of experts, you’ll develop the confidence to shape the future development of technology and media.
On either award, you might be working as a composer, a sound designer, or both. The application of skills and knowledge to the different technological demands of the environment will determine whether you ultimately choose to work towards a BA or BSc degree.
Once you have gained a better insight into the topics of study in the second year, you’ll have the opportunity to decide which route you would like to pursue, with the help of your dedicated course tutors.
The BA route will explore music composition and sound design for linear forms, particularly in relation to film and animation; it will look at how an environment can be enhanced and created through music and sound.
Relevant music and audio theory is taught so that you can gain experience working with and recording professional musicians you develop your portfolio in a range of musical contexts.
The BSc emphasises the demonstration of technical knowledge and understanding.For example, working within the domain of music composition and sound design for interactivity, games design, video projection, or audio installations.
We will also guide you through software such as WWise for integration into the Unity engine for computer games.
You’ll develop a global understanding of music, sound design, and technology by having the freedom to work in your individual areas of interest.
You’ll also explore how the ability to manipulate sound and music is relevant to current and emerging media, the immersive nature of sound lending itself to new technology.
Both pathways are interlaced with practical advice from our expert teaching team who bring with them industry experience and their passion for creating new music.