Creative Music Technology

Carefully designed for imaginative, innovative students who want to focus on music composition and production and explore the extraordinary musical possibilities offered by new technologies.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

5 years :

1 year pathway + 4 year degree - with placement


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

On this Creative Music Technology BA course, you will focus on composition and production. With us, you will explore an extensive range of approaches to creating and performing, including studio-based composition, multi-track recording and production, and sound synthesis.

Through this course you’ll discover the application of music across disciplines, from music and sound for film to site-specific and installation work, creative computer coding, and advanced surround sound and diffusion.

Allow your vision and voice to be inspired by the academic study of digital and post-digital history and aesthetics. Based on your own interests, you will have the freedom to choose compositional, technical and theoretical topics to research in greater depth. You will have access to our dedicated facilities where you can explore areas such as spatialisation, musical computing and sound recording.

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Why Study this Degree

This course is taught by internationally recognised, experienced musicians who are active performers, composers and researchers at the forefront of electronic and electroacoustic music, electronica and sonic art.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work as composers, sound designers, performing and recording artists, session musicians, recording engineers, producers and audio technicians, in major organisations such as the BBC, ITV, Sony Music, Warner Music Group and smaller genre-based labels Ninja Tune and K7.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.