Music and Music Technology 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Music and Music Technology. Combining Music and Music Technology at Keele, your passions for music, creativity and technology will thrive under the tuition of world- leading experts and creative practitioners.

Combined Honours

Combined Honours degrees allow you to study two different subjects in one degree. Find out more about Combined Honours degrees.

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UCAS code: J931

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Course Overview

As a Music and Music Technology Keele graduate, you will boast outstanding technological competence, high levels of knowledge and skill, and the creativity to thrive in diverse career environments. With Music, you’ll develop intense critical understanding in a practical environment, composing, performing, recording and studying music from a diversity of styles and eras. Your Music Technology studies will enable you to become fluent in the creative application of technology in composition, music production, sound design, screen music, audio- visuals and music software. Interactions between your two subjects abound in many areas of your syllabus. For example, in our popular music modules, recording and production are balanced by analysis and performance; in composition, acoustic and digital instruments meet; in screen music, composing for film, TV and multimedia is enriched by the critical study of film scoring history and aesthetics. For more details on both programmes, see our Single Honours entries.

What will this mean for my future?

Graduates of Keele’s Music and Music Technology programmes enjoy careers in media production, publishing, broadcasting and marketing, as performers, composers, teachers (at all levels of education), and in arts administration, bands, recording studios, post-production and software design. In 2016, Keele University were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. At Keele you can acquire the abilities you need to work as a freelance composer or sound designer for applications such as games, television and film, and you’ll develop a wide range of skills in presentation, writing, project management and critical thinking that can be transferred to many other professions: our graduates also work, for instance, as solicitors, journalists, civil servants and in business.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Twentieth-Century Musics
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Introduction to Composition
  • Popular Music
  • Audio Fundamentals
  • Sonic Arts Repertoire
  • Sound Recording

Second year

  • Unheard Melodies? Music in the Narrative Film
  • Music in the Community
  • Audio-Visual Compostion
  • Realtime Sound Processing
  • Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
  • Record Production in Theory and Practice
  • Creative Sound Design

Third year

  • Dissertation
  • Recital 
  • Composition
  • Digital Arts Creative Portfolio
  • Music Programming