Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Music Technology

Explore creativity through music technology and graduate with the expertise to work in live sound, studio production, game audio, immersive audio, acoustics and post-production.

Music Technology

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Develop the skills you’ll need to work in the expanding and diverse modern professional audio and music industries on this JAMES-accredited course.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore the technologies and techniques used in the recording, production and reproduction of sound and music
  • Fuel your creativity while expanding your theoretical knowledge to open doors to a wide variety of career destinations
  • Take your skills beyond the recording studio and apply your creativity and technical knowledge in live sound, game audio and post-production sound
  • Access industry-standard facilities, including our impressive recording studios, production suites, rehearsal rooms and portable recording and audio analysis devices
  • Explore specialisms based on your interests through our option modules

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) which encourages the delivery of workshops and lectures from industry professionals. A placement option between your second and third years will provide an opportunity to gain experience in industry.

Teaching expertise

You’ll be taught by a teaching team of industry professionals and academic staff at the forefront of their fields. We’ll help you develop experience and expertise in areas across music technology. You’ll be supported in your studies through our learning officers who offer a wealth of knowledge about the extensive range of equipment that we have.

Extra-curricular opportunities

The Artist in Residence programme will give you an opportunity to work with professional artists. The programme will give you a taste of what it's like to work on a professional music project. We have welcomed artists:

  • Chris T-T
  • Ian Prowse
  • I Monster
  • Tom Williams
  • Utah Saints

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with students from many areas within the Leeds School of Arts at the wider university.

Specialist Facilities

The Leeds School of Arts building houses a huge range of spaces to help you develop your creative and technical skills. You’ll have access to our recording studios, production suites, mastering and ambisonics room, postproduction sound dubbing theatre, and the anechoic and reverb chambers. You’ll also be able to use our rehearsal rooms to develop your musicianship or join a band alongside your studies.

Student work

See examples of work from previous students by visiting the Leeds School of Arts festival site.

Why study Music Technology at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 90% of graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation*
  2. Accredited by JAMES - we were the first university in England to become a JAMES Integrated Learning Centre
  3. Taught by music industry professionals
  4. Opportunity to gain invaluable work experience through a placement year in industry and work with external clients
  5. Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  6. Access to specialist facilities in the new Leeds School of Arts building

*Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21

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Leeds School of Arts ‘When I feel like I’m sinking’ is a poem to mark the opening of the Leeds School of Arts building at Leeds Beckett University. Recited by the poet and Leeds Beckett graduate, Zodwa Nyoni, this short film showcases the creative work produced by our Performing Arts, Music and Sound, Filmmaking, and Creative Technologies students and graduates.

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