M.Sc. Music Technology

University of Portsmouth
This course provides a new learning opportunity for those wishing to develop highly-focused skills in ‘creative computing’, specifically the design and application of digital music systems and software to create digital music content or musical-based artefacts. It is project-based, allowing you to define the focus of your work, whilst we provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice.

Description of Music Technology

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On this course you can:

  • Design and develop software, hardware, networks for a project of your choice
  • Use our fully equipped sound/music studios and multimedia labs providing access to our high-spec computing facilities
  • Have the opportunity to engage in real-world, client-based research

This course is ideal if you have a computing background and wish to develop specific skills that would enable you to enter a wide range of professional fields as an audio specialist.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • sound design
  • sound editing
  • multimedia application
  • computer programming
  • web development

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Fee information can be found at www.port.ac.uk/tuitionfees

Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

On this course we aim to emphasise the implementation, evaluation and reflection of subject-related issues, whilst building music and sound technological expertise. It provides you with the opportunity to research a unique aspect of the use of computation in the composition, generation or design of software for music.
Here are the units you will study:

  • Professional, Academic and Research Development: This is a taught unit covering planning and managing development projects.
  • Project Context and Definition: A unit of self-directed study that will help you specify your project’s scope and plan.
  • Project Design and Development: This unit is a self-directed study covering a critical review of existing work.
  • Project Evaluation and Resolution: This unit covers the development and evaluation of your project artefact, using Max/Msp/Jitter or similar.

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Music Technology

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject including music, music technology, audio, creative computing, multimedia, computing or physics, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. Applicants may be requested to provide a portfolio to support their application.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 or equivalent with no component less than 6.0.

Work Experience for Music Technology

No work experience is required.

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