University of West London

University of West London

Advanced Music Technology

This course aims to provide students with a higher level of understanding of the practice and theory that underpin both traditional and contemporary audio technology; the course focuses on the creative use of advanced audio technology in the production of contemporary audio, with emphasis on the practical exploration of technique and technology; it assumes a prior level of competence in recording and sequencing technologies; students work on digital and analogue consoles with access to 5.1 surround and ProTools HD 3 systems, in addition to other non-linear platforms and both digital and 2-inch analogue tape systems; the course ranges across recording styles, from direct to stereo and ambient recording through non-linear techniques, to the evolving arena of surround sound mixing and recording, encompassing multi-media and film work (including DVD authoring); the course also examines software interface programming through Max/MSP, and its use within electro-acoustic composition and performance, alongside a choice from a number of options drawn from other (related) MA courses.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree or higher in music technology or a related subject, or substantial industry or prior experience in the field; applicants whose 1st language is not English require either IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 for each individual component, TOEFL internet-based 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Course modules

Modules include: advanced recording techniques; digital audio interface design for music; developing your career; research methods; multi-track recording and mixing for surround; interactive music technology; advanced non-linear recording; project.

Assessment methods

Assessment by written and practical assignments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,950 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,950 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time day - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ealing Campus Ealing W5 5RF South East

Key information

University of West London