Watch: Lecturer Susanne gives us a tour of some of the music spaces available to students at DMU.
On the Creative Music Technology BA you will focus on composition and production. With us, you will explore an extensive range of approaches to creating and performing, including studio-based composition, multi-track recording and production, and sound synthesis.
Discover the application of music across disciplines, from music and sound for film to site-specific and installation work, creative computer coding, and advanced surround sound and diffusion.
Allow your vision and voice to be inspired by the academic study of digital and post-digital history and aesthetics. Based on your own interests, you will have the freedom to choose compositional, technical and theoretical topics to research in greater depth. You will have access to our dedicated facilities where you can explore areas such as spatialisation, musical computing and sound recording.
This course is taught by internationally recognised, experienced musicians who are active performers, composers and researchers at the forefront of electronic and electroacoustic music, electronica and sonic art.
Our graduates have gone on to work as composers, sound designers, performing and recording artists, session musicians, recording engineers, producers and audio technicians, in major organisations such as the BBC, ITV, Sony Music, Warner Music Group and smaller genre-based labels Ninja Tune and K7.
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- Develop your practical skills in our creative technology studios. You will benefit from access to audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems. The studio facilities include mixing desks and digital audio workstations, each equipped with comprehensive libraries of audio effects and samples.
- Join a dynamic musical community which hosts concerts and workshops and has a number of musical groups such as the Dirty Electronics ensemble. The university also has many active student musical societies, including the Music Society, Recording Society, Sound Design Society, and DJ Society.
- Have opportunities to present your work at some of Leicester's most important cultural institutions, including the CURVE Theatre, the Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, and creative hub LCB Depot.
- Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by contributing to the award-winning Demon Media group, which includes the Demon FM radio station and Demon TV.
- Through our Music, Technology and Innovation Institute for Sonic Creativity you can take part in events, undertake creative research, work with professional artists, lead workshops and contribute to international research projects.
- Benefit from guest lectures from music industry specialists. Previous guest speakers include Merzbow, Mira Calix, Tim Exile, DJ Sniff, Scanner, Pauline Oliveros, Brian Duffy, GRM, Leafcutter John, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Keith Rowe and Evan Parker.
Katherine Lindhorst and Connor Snape’s collaboration, called Paranoia, won Craft Skills: Sound in the RTS Midlands Students Awards 2020 and was also nominated in the Animation category.
Creative Music Technology graduate Connor, from Nuneaton, said: “Collaborations can be a struggle sometimes, but this seemed to come so naturally. At the time, I was looking at merging orchestral film scores with dance music and that really gelled with Katherine’s work.
“The dark ambience of Katherine’s animation worked well with my post-dubstep influence so I started composing synth sounds that complemented the visuals and it evolved from there. We were both working on the project at the same time so we could communicate what we were thinking in real time, which was really helpful.”
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Why don’t you check out some work from some of our students at our dmu.ac.uk/jukebox site?
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