Music Technology

Carefully designed to expand your creative vision and develop a deep technical understanding by blending half of your modules from arts-oriented BA options and half from technology and science-oriented BSc options, to hone your expertise in the full spectrum of Music Technology.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Music Technology

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

This degree programme – the only BA in Music Technology in the country – has been designed to link creative vision with deep technical understanding. Teaching staff on this course will help you explore and develop creatively and technically, equipping you with the skills to shape your future in the music industry.

When studying with us you will be able to choose from a wide range of modules to tailor your knowledge of Music Technology: half of your modules from arts-oriented BA options and the other half from technology-oriented BSc options. Modules that you will explore include Performing with Technology, Procedural Programming for Music, Location recording, Plugin Development and Ensemble Recording.

You’ll learn how to create new and innovative musical performance models and develop existing ones. Also, produce projects involving both solo and small group performances, and learn how to document and evaluate your work. At the same time, you will learn about audio engineering fundamentals and how science and engineering underpin the technology used for sound creation and production.

Throughout your studies at DMU, emphasis is placed upon gaining practical experience and applying it in professional studios to prepare you for your future career, whether that is within the media and music industries, or striking out on your own as an independent freelance creative.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The ability to tailor your degree by choosing from the broad selection of optional modules available to develop your key interests and prepare you for a variety of careers, from a performance artist to a studio engineer, software designer, or composer.

During this course you will have the option to complete a work-based placement, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career.

Students learn a range of skills in on-location, live, AV and studio production, allowing you to pursue a career in music production, audio engineering, sound design, remixing and mastering, radio, TV or games.

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.