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A two year, full time course, this groundbreaking course will help aspiring musicians and engineers by combining the three industrial areas of Music Performance/Production, Electronics and Computer Programming to enable students to develop both software and hardware products for the future performance environment. Therefore, students have the opportunity to develop high level skills in programming, electronics, songwriting, performance, production as well as the opportunity to develop their own prototype performance software/hardware product and much more. Learners will have access to state- of-the-art music production studios, the latest industry standard equipment and be taught by experienced industry professionals who know what it takes to forge a successful career within this fast-paced industry.
What will I do on the course?
You will learn how to create original performance tools and instruments (both hardware and software) for the music performance environment. You will also development performance skills with your chosen performance interface( of your own designing) and in conjunction with any other conventional musical instrument you play. You will also learn how to create professional sounding recordings and soundscapes in our professional recording studio as well as test out visualisations in our 4D room at Cannock Campus.
The modules that you will study include:
Introduction to Computer Music and Programming
Introduction to Microcontrollers and Electronics
Applied Music Theory
Performance Interface Design
Synthesis and Live Processing
Performing with Technology
Algorithmic Composition & Sonification
Final Major Project Showcase
At the end of the course you will design, develop and present your final performance product (software or hardware) to a panel of industry experts that comprise national commercial developers as well as industrial figureheads.
The aims of the award are to:
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