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BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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full-time

Course starts
September

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About Popular Music Production at School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield

Entry RequirementsPlease see the general entry requirements pagehttp://www2.hud.ac.uk/courses/undergrad/entry_requirements.php. Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following: 260-320 points, plus Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above. MMM - DDM in National Diploma in a relevant subject plus Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above.IntroductionDo you want to record music? Do you want to be a skilled producer or composer of popular music? Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a live sound engineer, or produce radio programmes? Do you want to develop skills to market music online? Then this is the course for you. You will work with tutors who are professionals, and be trained on specialised industry standard audio production and music technology equipment valued at over £1.5million. You will have access to some of the finest teaching studios and music labs in the country with 11 digital recording studios running Pro Tools and Nuendo, industry standard plugins and effects processors. You will use equipment manufactured by Yamaha, Neumann, Lexicon, Sony and Genelec. You will work on Digital Audio Workstations with Macs and PCs running Cubase, Reaktor, Dreamweaver and Flash. This course develops solid understanding of all aspects of the Music Production industry from a technological perspective as well as a creative one.Course StructureYear 1Computer Composition and Sound Design 1 Recording 1 Audio Technology 1 Introduction to Music Theory Object-oriented Programming for Music Technology Introduction to Multimedia and the InternetYear 2Computer Composition and Sound Design 2 Recording 2 Radio Production Live Music Production The Music Industry and the Internet Popular Music and Culture 1Year 3 Sandwich Optional Supervised Work PlacementYear 3 Full-time/Year 4 Sandwich Core modules: Vision and Sound Individual Project Business and the Music Industry Recording 3 Optional modules choose two from: CDROM/DVD Authoring Popular Music and Culture 2 Creative Programming with MIDI and Digital AudioTeaching and AssessmentYou will be taught within our comprehensive Music Technology facilities include five recording studios, four production studios and our newly equipped Surround Sound lecture theatre. Lectures are followed by workshops in these studios and in our Mac and PC based Digital Audio Workstation Labs. The Live Sound Production module boasts a custom designed 7.5kW PA system and the Radio Production module has its own dedicated professional radio station The spread and range of assessment is balanced with most assessments carried out through project work, some modules include exams or use in-class testing.Career OpportunitiesThe recording industry needs skilled sound engineers, composers and producers. ITV, Noise Box, EMAP, The BBC, The Music Factory and other key employers have all found our graduates employable. On this course you'll develop expert skills and knowledge. The TV, film and radio, multimedia and live sound production industries all need graduates who are skilled and knowledgeable.PlacementIt is acknowledged that graduates with industrial experience are generally much more attractive to employers. Our students have been placed in prestigious companies worldwide and many are offered employment as a direct result. Companies such as Sound Foundation, Steelworks Studios, Holiday FM (Spain), Radio Aire and Soundworks have provided placements for our students.

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