Creative Music Technology

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 35% 0% 65%
Y2 16% 0% 84%
Final 18% 0% 82%
Y1 8% 12% 80%
Y2 25% 11% 64%
Final 14% 17% 69%

About the course

With Hull being the 2017 UK City of Culture, there could hardly be a better time to study Creative Music Technology here. As well as being at the heart of a huge cultural festival, you'll enjoy brand new facilities – like Middleton Hall, where we've invested £9.5 million to create a world-class concert venue, music theatre and cinema, with industry-standard recording facilities. The Duality Studio, our flagship recording facility sits alongside other state-of-the-art resources. These include a 3D surround sound 16.4 Ambisonic Studio, a 20 iMac lab, our Salmon Grove recording and mixing studios, additional large mixing and recording facilities, plus plenty of band practice rooms and ensemble rehearsal spaces. And they're all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This innovative degree allows you to develop your talents as a performer, songwriter, composer, producer or sound engineer in a friendly, supportive environment. We emphasise the practical and creative aspects of music making – so when you graduate, you'll be well versed in industry-standard hardware and software. You can adapt the course to follow your own interests through diverse modules covering studio practice, production, composition, studio design, performance and musicology, all allowing you to explore and develop your own musical direction. Our staff is comprised of practicing composers, performers, researchers and engineers.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Typical careers include working as live or studio sound engineers, session musicians, recording artists, music teachers, music therapists, and radio producers and presenters.

Our career-based Students for Hire scheme offers opportunities to perform professionally. A many of our modules have been designed with employment and professional skills development in mind. We have also developed internships with organisations including Hull Truck Theatre and Opera North.

We help your search for employment with an excellent Careers Service. This offers a range of services to assist you in developing the skills looked for by employers – through skills workshops, practice interviews and practice ability tests.