Experiment with computers and electronics to compose, record and perform your own musical projects. Gain the skills and experience needed for a career at the cutting-edge of music production.
Our BA (Hons) Electronic Music will prepare you for the world of music production – a world that is no longer just about creating hit singles, but creating the soundtrack to people's lives.
Using industry-standard equipment, you’ll discover the best practices for setting up and recording audio; master production techniques such as sampling, remixing and live mixing; and pick up performance skills, including DJ-ing.
You’ll experiment with composing and producing music for media such as films and games, collaborating with students from other courses to create soundtracks to their projects and gaining important experience in undertaking client-led briefs.
Our optional modules will allow you to broaden your knowledge to areas around production, including sound for mobiles, music promotion and sound art. You’ll also have the chance to take up work experience in your chosen area.
Your work will take place in our industry-standard facilities in Cambridge, giving you extensive experience of the recording and production tools you will use in your professional life. These include a recording studio with Pro Tools HD and NI Komplete; AVID Artist control; Kemper modelling guitar amp; Neumann, DPA and Peluso microphones; Izotope plugin; Moog, ARP, EMS, Arturia, Korg synthesisers; and a music technology lab with 15 Apple Mac with Pro Tools, Logic, Sibelius and Ableton.
Throughout your studies, you’ll be supported by a teaching team with wide-ranging expertise in traditional music, popular music and music technology. You can also join our Electronic Music Society, which hosts weekly workshops and organises live performances and club nights.
Course Leader: Dr Sean Albiez
Our BA (Hons) Electronic Music will prepare you to work in any role involving the recording and production of music or sound.
You could create soundtracks for films, games and other media; become a sonic artist or create sound for gallery exhibitions; work as a producer for recording studios or as a freelancer.
Full details of assessment will be available after validation, but will include methods that allow you to show your progress using practices relevant to professional music production.
The School of Performance is a community of over 400 students and staff, working together in a supportive environment to create new and challenging compositions and performances. Our lecturers are research-active practitioners and recognised experts in their field, so our students always have access to the latest theories and practice, as well as invaluable career guidance.
We organise many activities to help our students prepare for the future, like concerts, theatre performances, work placements, study abroad opportunities, talks by acclaimed guest speakers, and research conferences.
We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Entry will normally also be subject to an interview/audition.
You will be interviewed for 15-20 minutes by one of our lecturers and will have the opportunity to ask your own questions about the course and university.
You will be required to evidence your music making:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the instrument you will be performing on and/or if you require an accompanist. Please remember to include your name, the course you have applied for, the date of your audition and your student ID number in any correspondence.
You should prepare one or two pieces lasting up to 10-15 minutes duration (a piano accompaniment or band will be provided if required). You can choose any material to play and we especially encourage original material. You should also bring with you to the audition samples of any creative work (compositions, recordings, leadsheets) and one sample of your written work (from your A level studies or similar). You are invited to bring any other examples of creative or written work, or provide links to online media.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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