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    Description

    What will I experience?

    You will study:

    • programming principles and practice
    • software analysis and design
    • computer architecture
    • generative music composition
    • development of new music and sound software tools
    • synthesis and the manipulation of sound
    • alternative musical controllers and physical computing

    What opportunities might it lead to?

    Graduates of the BSc Music Computing course will have a strong foundation upon which to build careers in music technology and music computing. As the course is delivered jointly by two schools, graduate employment prospects are amplified.
    With skills in both computing and music technology, you'll have an increased range of employment prospects including: music software development, sound recording and production, composition, mobile music and sound application development, sound effects development, sound artists, music and sound for games or multimedia, teaching, performing and research.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year one

    The first year is your introduction to the fundamental concepts of computing and digital sound creation and manipulation. Alongside this theoretical learning you’ll experience practical lab sessions, including the use of specialist facilities for digital editing.
    Core units you will study in this year include:

    • Electroacoustic Music Composition
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Sound: Practice and Theory
    • Tools for Games and Animation
    • Web Foundations 1

    Year two

    Tailor your course via a range of options and broaden your computing and digital sound production abilities, including web programming, project management, electro-acoustic music and creative digital sound.
    Core units you will study in this year include:

    • Advanced Programming Concepts
    • Digital Sound
    • Introduction to Software Engineering
    • Laptop Music Performance
    • Web-Script Programming

    Options to choose from in this year include:

    • Creative Industries Project Management
    • Music Business Practice
    • Music: Practice, Performance and Research
    • Professional Experience
    • Soundtrack Creation
    • Student Enterprise

    Year three*

    In your final year, you’ll continue to expand your knowledge of information systems, software engineering and sound manipulation. Again we offer a selection of optional units allowing for specialisation in an area of your choice. There is also a significant amount of project work for you to consolidate your learning.
    Core units you will study in this year include:

    • Experimental Music Programming
    • Performing Experimental Music
    • Final Year Engineering Project

    Options to choose from in this year include:

    • Advanced Software Engineering
    • Applications of Virtual Reality
    • Human Computer Interaction Design
    • Sound Application
    • Interdisciplinary Group Project

    *This course is also available as a 4-year sandwich (work placement)


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    260-320 points to include a minimum of 260 points from A levels or equivalent.

    English Language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5, or equivalent.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Portsmouth.

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