"Music Technology and Popular Music"
Music Technology and Popular Music BA(Hons) About the Course Studios The Music Technology and Popular Music BA(Hons) allows you The studio facilities in our new Creative Arts Building are: to focus on the creative application of the latest hardware and • One 24-channel Pro-Tools HD-based recording studio, with software to the production of popular music. We encourage you two recording booths and a window on the main recital hall to combine this with other musical studies such as popular music performance, song writing, arrangement and scoring for film. • The Green Rooms Suite: one 24-channel recording studio We aim to broaden your awareness of both technical and musical with a live room, with three smaller recording studios with possibilities, to provide you with essential skills to make the most small overdub booths of future developments in the field. • Three eight-channel composition and mixing studios As well as developing expertise in the normal range of recording, • Three 5.1 composition and mixing studios with plasma screen sequencing and hard-disk recording software, we teach you Max/ for post-production MSP and other DSP software to foster a deeper understanding • Two stereo composition and mixing studios with dedicated of the potential of digital sound design. You will be producing recording booth recorded music in a variety of popular styles, and we will encourage you to create sound effects for film and music for advertisements • One Interactive Sound Design Studio and computer games. We have no stylistic bias and we encourage • Two multi-station Mac workstation rooms with MIDI you to take an open and flexible approach to your music. keyboards and audio cards (25 computers each) Skills are developed in a number of areas including: • Two multi-station PC workstation rooms (25 computers each) • Hard-Disk Recording and Sequencing – using ProTools, • The Digital Audio Cube: a Science Research Investment Nuendo and Logic Pro. We teach you all the essential Fund (SRIF) funded research studio for our staff and recording techniques in our suite of professional recording postgraduate students studios, from microphone placement to mastering, to We also have a store of instruments for use by students including sequencing and on-site recording, with a strong creative bias acoustic, electric and bass guitars, drum-kit, and other • Popular Music – we provide you with a deeper understanding percussion instruments. of the history and theory of popular music through composition, There are also various portable recording devices (on Flash-memory, individual and ensemble performance and analysis of popular DAT and mini-disk) available to students for location recording. music, and through scoring and arranging popular music and film music • Audio Technology and Interactive Sound Design – using Max/MSP/Jitter/Pluggo. We can provide you with a detailed understanding of the theory, maths, and concepts behind the design and use of music technology, from bit rates and sampling frequencies, to filter and DSP design The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH www.hud.ac.uk Music Tech and Pop Music 2pp.ind1 1 20/10/09 12:13:01 Course Structure Year 1 Four Core Modules: • Computer Composition 1 • Recording 1 • Composition and Analysis of Popular Music • Popular Music in Context Then choose two Modules from those listed below: • Composition 1 • Interactive Sound Design • Popular Music Performance 1 or Popular Music Performance Skills • Music in the Computer Age • Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet • Popular Music Performance 3 • Popular Music Directed Ensembles 2 Year 2 • Directed Ensembles 2 Four Core Modules: • Teaching Music • Computer Composition 2 • Sound Design for Picture or Vision and Sound • Recording 2 • Scoring for Film • Popular Composition and Arranging • Work and Professional Practice • Popular Music Studies • Music, Media and Markets Then choose two Modules from those listed below: Each year, depending on your background and qualifications, you • Composition 2: Composition Techniques and Analysis may substitute optional modules with music options including: • Intermediate Composition composition, performance, theory and analysis, and musicology. • Interactive Sound Design 2 • Popular Music Performance 2, Performance 2A or Admissions Information Performance 2B • Popular Music Directed Ensembles Typical tariff offer: 280 points, to include a GCSE in Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above, and either: • Directed Ensembles 1 • Music Since 1945 (i) an A Level pass in Music or Music Technology at grade B or above • Music and the Moving Image • Electroacoustic Music in Context or • The Music Industry and the Internet (ii) BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology, Popular Music or Music at DMM level We expect a reasonable standard of musical literacy for students Year 3 not offering A Level Music. We welcome applications from You have the option of taking an Industrial Placement arranged students of all ages. through the University’s Industrial Placement Unit. Your work UCAS Code: JWX3 experience is carefully supervised and provides invaluable Course length: 3 years full time (4 year sandwich) experience and preparation for a future career. Number of places: 35 Year 4 Contact Two Core Modules: • Computer Composition 3 For further information about this and other Music Technology • Individual Project (major or minor route, usually an EP of original courses, please contact: compositions, a web-based project, or an original project Admissions Tutor devised between you and your tutor), or Research Project E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 01484 472007 Then choose two or three Modules from those listed below: www.hud.ac.uk/mhm/mmt • Composition 3: Advanced Contemporary Analysis • Composition in Context The University of Huddersfield reserves the right to make changes • Interactive Sound Design 3 to courses for academic, staffing, or other reasons • Performance 3A/B 09615 Sept 09 The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH www.hud.ac.uk Music Tech and Pop Music 2pp.ind2 2 20/10/09 12:13:08