Music Technology and Audio Production BSc (Hons)
University of Kent
Key Course Facts
Studying Music Technology and Audio Production at the University of Kent’s Centre for Music and Audio Technology will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to launch your career in the music industry.
On this exciting programme, you learn how to use audio hardware and software to a professional standard. Areas you explore include: recording and production techniques, music programming, music and media, and music event technologies.
Your critical skills are developed through an in-depth understanding of the technology and its associated music. You also study areas such as music and sound for film, television, media and video games.
You are taught by an excellent academic team of industry practitioners and benefit from masterclasses from experts working in the music industry.
You can choose to spend either a term or an additional year in industry. This provides the opportunity to gain relevant workplace experience and increase your contacts and network, so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Music Technology and Audio Production, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Subjects should include either Music or Music Technology at grade B.
Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis.
The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
Applicants should have 30 points overall or 15 points at Higher level. Subjects should include Music at HL 5 or SL 6.
The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and National Extended Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve Distinction, Merit, Merit in a music subject or alongside an A-level in Music or Music Technology at grade B.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
University of Kent is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2023
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
- year 2
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About University of Kent
The University of Kent is a publicly funded research university located in Kent, England. The university’s main campus is situated north of Canterbury, while its other campuses are found in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent. Additionally, the university operates postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens, Rome and Paris.
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