Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Creative Music Technology

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

Masterclasses from industry specialists, composers, producers and musicians supplement lectures, seminars and workshops. And there are extracurricular activities too. You can get involved in staff- and student-led ensembles, workshops, collaborative projects and productions. We'll assess you, depending on your modules choices, based on your performance, recordings, studio production, presentations, essays and exams, as well as gig reviews and blog posts.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Creative Music Skills 1

  • Music, Criticism and Culture

  • Studio Production 1

  • Studio Production 2

Optional modules

  • Creative Music Skills 2

  • Popular Music in Context

  • Free Elective

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Creative Studio Production

  • Acoustics and Studio Design

Optional modules

  • The Materials of Composition

  • Electronic Composition

  • Performance 1

  • Performance 2

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: Creative Enterprises

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: Working in Partnership

  • New Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries

  • Rock and Popular Musicology

  • Film Music

  • Orchestration and Arranging

  • Game Audio

  • Songwriting

  • Audio-Visual Composition

  • Music in the Long 19th Century

  • Jazz Studies

  • Psychology of Music Performance

  • Interactive Technologies

  • Free Elective

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Optional modules

  • Special Study

  • Acoustic Space: Soundscapes and Psychoacoustics

  • Composing for Film

  • Advanced Performance 1

  • Advanced Performance 2

  • Music and Critical Thinking

  • Shakespeare Music

  • Session Musician Performance

  • Advanced Interactive Technologies

  • Global Pop

  • Radio Production

  • Composing for Spaces and Places

  • Handel’s Dramatic Works

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: the Arts as a Living

  • Music Industry Studies

  • Individual Project

  • Live Sound

“Music at Hull stood out from other universities, I liked that you can pick modules from the first year.”

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More about this course

After Hull's year as the 2017 UK City of Culture, there could hardly be a better place to study Creative Music Technology. You'll benefit from 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.

Teaching and Learning

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Our music studios and recording equipment rival the best in the industry, including one of the finest ambisonic studios in the UK. 

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Become the musician you want to be, whether it's pop, jazz, classical, musical theatre or film music, by tailoring your course to match your interests.

Thanks to a £9.5 million investment, our Middleton Hall is now a world-class cultural venue boasting a superb 400-seater concert hall.

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Strong links with professional organisations enable our students to engage with the likes of the BBC, Hull Truck and Opera North.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 
  • Applicants should have an A level in Music or Music Technology at Grade C or above, or an equivalent Level 3 music qualification
  • Applicants’ instrumental or vocal performance skills should be at a minimum of Grade 6 level. Musicians who can demonstrate performance at this level but who have not taken practical examinations are also encouraged to apply.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 at HL Music
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

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.