Music Technology BA (Hons)

DMU’s Music Technology BA is a distinctive, dynamic and market-leading course that challenges conventions in music composition and performance and explores the extraordinary musical possibilities offered by new technologies. It is ideal for forward-thinking and imaginative individuals whose passion is to create exceptional music and forge a unique voice within the arts and creative industries.

Course details

Our superb facilities allow you to explore areas such as spatialisation, musical computing, sound recording and video.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

The course is taught by internationally recognised, experienced musicians who are active performers, composers and researchers.

Our professional, broad-minded and flexible graduates are well positioned to succeed in the thriving and rapidly changing contemporary digital media and music industries, and have a very strong track record at gaining employment as composers, sound designers, performing and recording artists, session musicians, recording engineers, producers and audio technicians in music management, theatre, TV and radio content and production.


Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths or equivalent, plus one of the following:

Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, with Music or Music Technology at grade C or above or

Music or Music Technology BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or

Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE Music or Music Technology course with at least 15 credits in Music or Music Technology at merit. English and Maths GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification.

International Baccalaureate: 24+ points with Music or Music Technology at higher level grade 5 or

T Levels Merit


Students learn a range of skills in on-location, live, AV and studio production, allowing you to pursue a career in music production, audio engineering, sound design, remixing and mastering, radio, TV or games.

Graduates are also well positioned to continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study, in either research or taught areas, which offers the opportunity for further specialisation, including the Music Technology and Innovation MA course offered at DMU.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Introduction to Studio Recording & Production
  • Block 2: Ideas in Music & Technology
  • Block 3: Sound Analysis & Synthesis
  • Block 4: Making and Performing Music 1: Tools & Techniques
  • Block 1: Creative & Professional Work: Presentation & Promotion
  • Block 2: Film, Games & Media
  • Block 3: Studio Recording & Production
  • Block 4: Making and Performing Music 2: Topics & Projects
  • Block 1: Advanced Production Skills and Mastering
  • Block 2: Making & Performing Music 3: Personal Portfolio
  • Block 3: Applied & Collaborative Projects
  • Block 4: Final Project