Music Technology – BSc (Hons)
Attendance Full Time (3 years), Sandwich (4 years)
Want to be an established music technician? Study our BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree at Birmingham City University. This course is aimed at the technical music producer, and will train you to use technology to create, record and distribute music. We will provide you with industry connections, live projects and a wide, in-depth knowledge of the field.
You’ll leave with a valuable blend of creative ability and practical skills in music production, alongside solid business awareness and a strong understanding of technology.
What’s covered in the course?
Our BSc (Hons) Music Technology course was set up to meet the growing demand for people within the music and audio industries who are able to use technology to assist in the creation, performance and distribution of music.
We will train you to become the next generation of musically-informed engineers, with a strong understanding of underlying technical principles in order to make informed decisions about appropriate technologies.
You will analyse and critically evaluate live musical events and sound recordings, as well as music technology products, systems, processes and designs. You’ll also have the opportunity to study in our world-class facilities in our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Exploring a wealth of creative ideas and techniques, we will encourage you to think innovatively and respond to the needs of industry. Employability is a key factor incorporated within the course, and we are dedicated to providing you with the skills and knowledge to jump right into a creative role.
“It’s a wonderful job – quite honestly something I never thought I would be doing at this stage – and I get to work with some fantastic people, see plenty of movies, binge on Pro Tools and meet celebrities!”Jason Rosehill, audio/visual producer for a film PR company
“The pool of lecturers is great at Birmingham City University and the knowledge from their previous industry experience is fantastic. The studios are great quality and with all new facilities it’s a great time to join.’’ Ben Parker, Promotions Executive at EMI Production Music
“The course gave me the opportunity to really hone my skills in recording live orchestras and more classical musicians than I would otherwise have had the opportunity to do.” Alastair Jamieson, owner / producer at Park Studios JQ, Birmingham.
Why Choose Us?
- The course will prepare you for a range of technology-orientated career paths in the highly dynamic music technology environment.
- Our graduates have successfully entered the music and audio industry across a wide range of destinations, from production, sound design and audio through to technical development, acoustic consultancy and education.
- The BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree holds a unique position in UK higher education, drawing on the dual strengths of a cutting-edge technology institution and a premier Conservatoire.
- You will have the option to undertake a sandwich year, providing you with valuable work experience.