BMus (Hons) Commercial Music Technology
Full-time and part-time
UK / EEA: £9,250 per year
UK/EAA: £4,620 per year
FT: 3 years, PT: 6 years
University for the Creative Arts
The BMus (Hons) Commercial Music Technology focuses on the creation, development and delivery of commercial audio. As audio creators we are reliant on technologies which afford us many creative careers. The course encourages you to research and explore these technologies and their contextual practice, understanding their history and relevance to future associated industries. Areas of study include advanced recording in both analogue and digital landscapes, mixing, mastering techniques and spatial audio experiences for emerging technologies. Modules are designed to integrate skills, knowledge and understanding of commercial music industries and their future development.
What will you learn?
You will gain an in depth understanding of music and audio creation as well as its consumption by society. From audio conception, creation, capture, its manipulation and final delivery to the consumer, you’ll learn and explore audio synthesis, digital and analogue recording practices, advanced microphone and mixing techniques, audio mastering and composition for media platforms. Students will gain valuable insight from industry professionals on how to thrive in today’s industry landscapes. The course encourages collaboration and cross pollination with other pathways giving each student the opportunity to work alongside peers from other specialist areas of study.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at aspiring music producers and audio engineers looking to develop industry skills and in-depth research in contemporary practices within the music and audio industry.
Why take this course?
By pursuing this course you’ll develop your understanding of what is needed to become an active professional within the music and audio industries, enabling you to harness and perfect audio content for a diverse career base. This field of study will not only give you the knowledge and confidence to work in today’s industries but encourages you to develop an entrepreneurial progressive approach to creative uses of music and audio.
The LCCM student body is a highly creative community and we encourage students to network internally, creating events and activities themselves. The student committee organise student social and open events in our venue and performance rooms. We have many enhancement activities that occur throughout the year, including industry guest masterclasses for the whole college and weekly open workshops to improve your music skills and knowledge in a relaxed and informal setting. We encourage students to attend industry networking events and conferences, especially those that happen in London. We have offered students free or heavily discounted tickets to some of the biggest industry gatherings like BBC Introducing Live.
96 UCAS points or relevant experience in Music
In addition to your application entry onto the programme will be determined by your audition. All applicants meeting the minimum entry requirements and whose application demonstrates the capability to complete this programme will be offered an audition.
Please click here to see the Audition Guidelines document for this Programme.
The personal statement is an important part of your application and is your chance to tell us about your aims in music and why it interests you. Your ability to communicate effectively is important, so the quality of your writing is a factor in how we make our decision. In particular, we will be looking for you to show a genuine interest in audio and music production, demonstrated by one or more of the following:
- learning to use a DAW either taught or self-taught
- extra-curricular music activities at school, college or in the community
- writing or producing music
- knowledge or interest on audio equipment and music production