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Music and Sound Technology (Audio Programming) MSc

Music and Sound Technology (Audio Programming) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sound / Audio Technology Music Technology / Production

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to provide industry-relevant postgraduate education aimed at forming creative professional for the audio, production, and post-production industry, who wish to pursue careers as creative Audio Engineers or Producers within recording, production or as software developers, consultants or audio-media specialists. Students take hands-on sessions in the University's state-of-the-art facilities, including a top-class SSL studio, guided by dedicated tutors with significant industry experience. The postgraduate curriculum covers all the most relevant and current skills of the field, and sessions and assessment are designed to reproduce, as far as possible and appropriate, the realities of the commercial environment. We are one of the largest music departments in the UK, offering a rich portfolio of forward-looking music programmes uniquely designed to develop the most relevant skills in the current industry.

The environment is friendly and supportive, and students benefit from being part of a large community of creatives in all fields: from film, to new media, performance, and fine arts. When you graduate from these awards you will be ideally positioned to act as an interface between various music technologies and composers/producers. You may also consider a range of related positions such as lecturer, technical editor for music technology publications and other similar professions in the music industry or consider further study at doctoral level. Explore the most advanced studio techniques, technologies and processes at the forefront of current music production. Unleash your creative potential and cultivate your own individual style to produce original arrangements, mixes, re-mixes and mastering work. Deliver comprehensive solutions and support for live sound in a variety of performance settings. On this postgraduate degree you will create your own A/V interfaces, plug-ins, and programming codes.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 26-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Music and Sound Project (60 Credits) - Core
Studio Technologies, Processes and Practices (30 Credits) - Core
Audio Production and Design (30 Credits) - Core
Research and Enquiry (15 Credits) - Core
Creative Economies (15 Credits) - Core
Audio Programming (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a Bachelor degree in Music Technology or related subjects. Applicants will be expected to have a solid prior knowledge of standard music studio devices, including practical experience across a range of typical audio software.

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in...more

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