BA in Music and Sound Recording - modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to Sound Recording – understand key aspects of acoustics, psychoacoustics and electroacoustics and gain practical experience in recording acoustic instruments.
  • Software Systems for Music Technology – introduce audio software design and programming concepts for digital synthesis, signal processing and control systems.
  • Core Music Skills – develop your skills in music theory, analysis, critical listening, musicianship, research and academic writing.
  • Practical and Ensemble Studies 1 – engage in practical music-making and critical reflection in ensemble rehearsal and performance and other live concert settings.
  • Sound Recording Techniques and Aesthetics – build a portfolio of productions which demonstrates an understanding of the history, practice and aesthetics of sound recording for western art music and associated technologies and techniques.
  • Music Module – chosen from the BA Music modules.

Year 2

Year 3

  • Sound Practice and Entrepreneurship – understand the impact of creativity and entrepreneurship in the development of music technologies through case studies on various sound practices and audio professions.     
  • Music Module – chosen from the  BA Music modules.
  • Aural Cultures – analyse current debates surrounding sound practices and aural cultures and develop work that responds to key contemporary aesthetic and cultural theories of sound.
  • Independent Project – develop a substantial piece of creative, technical or scholarly work which will be presented to professional standards.
  • Practical and Ensemble Studies 3 – engage in practical music-making and critical reflection in ensemble rehearsal and performance and other live concert settings.