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Music, Media and Performance Technology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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This is one of two follow on options from LM122 Creative Media and Interaction Design (Common Entry).

The BSc in Music, Media & Performance Technology will develop the technical and creative skills required to be successful media practitioners in both the music and media industries. The programme involves both small group and individual tuition to help you to develop digital instrumental and media skills, as well as seminar, class and laboratory-based learning. The course emphasises the principles and application of digital media practice.

This programme will;

  • Give you expertise in music and video digital media technologies
  • Teach you the skills required for the creative use of music and video digital media
  • Help you to acquire the expertise needed for you to take an active role in the diverse field of digital media
  • Support you in your development of a critical and independent approach to problem solving that will help you to reach your full potential throughout your career.

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LM122 - Music, Media and Performance Technology
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LM122 - Music, Media and Performance Technology
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Careers open to you with a degree in Music, Media and Performance Technology include:

  • Multimedia Programmer-Artist
  • Software Developer for Digital Art Applications
  • Sound and Video Engineer
  • Video Editor
  • Audio-Visual Post Production
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Audio-Visual Artist
  • Researcher in Media, Music and Visuals

The programme prepares students for careers in Audio and Video Technology and Arts. You will develop your knowledge within an academic setting where experimentation and creativity are encouraged. Graduates will be equipped to create and develop interactive music and multimedia projects. They will have acquired a sophisticated understanding of the aesthetic and technical issues involved.

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