Music Technology 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

Led by inspiring creative practitioners and researchers, Keele’s Music Technology degree encourages you to work at the frontiers of the application of technology to composition, music production, sound design, screen music, audio-visuals and music software.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: WJ39

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Course Overview

You will study many different styles and genres, inventing, capturing, recording, mixing and manipulating audio/visual content using advanced digital media. You will also explore the theory of sound, the history of audio technology, and the cultural contexts of music.

As a Keele Music Technology student you’ll have access 24/7 to our purpose-built recording and project studios, practice rooms, a vast library of digital media assets and also an extensive music library. For performers, there is a richly varied musical life on campus. Alongside the opportunity to do a module-based work placement in the local community, you can also combine Music Technology with components of Keele’s Music programme to create an individually tailored, distinctive degree that reflects your imagination and passions.

With experience of individual and group projects, you’ll also have the skills you need to pursue a wide range of careers involving creative technologies, and to undertake further training in a range of related professions.

What will this mean for my future?

In 2016, Keele University were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Career paths open to Keele Music Technology graduates include broadcasting, recording, production, sound design, soundtrack creation, software design, song writing and performance, as well as original audio and audiovisual composition, studio work, and teaching at all levels of education. You might choose to work as a freelance sound designer for games and video, a sound technician, a community musician or a radio broadcast assistant. Graduates in music technology also develop careers as broadcast engineers, theatre stage managers, radio producers and multimedia specialists.

Indicative modules

First Year

  • Audio Fundamentals
  • Sonic Arts Repertoire
  • Composing with Sound
  • Sound Recording

Second Year

  • Audio-Visual Composition
  • Realtime Sound Processing
  • Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
  • Record Production in Theory and Practice
  • Creative Sound Design
  • Music in The Community (work placement module)

Third Year

  • Digital Arts Creative Portfolio
  • Dissertation
  • Music Programming Project
  • Composing with Interactive Computer Transformation