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Music Technology and Production (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Music Technology and Production (including foundation year) BSc is a four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0), designed to provide an alternative route into higher education if you can't meet the entry requirements for a standard undergraduate degree. The course will teach you the important aspects of music production and technology, with the foundation year helping to build your academic abilities and confidence, fully preparing you for the following three years of study.

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More about this course

Our Music Technology and Production (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will provide you with a broad range of skills and techniques in sound, music and sonic arts.

The integrated foundation year on this four-year course is shared with other foundation degrees, allowing you to study alongside students who are interested in a variety of other specialisms. 

Throughout your foundation year you’ll develop a music technology portfolio, displaying the key proficiencies you’ve learned through hands-on, practice-based exercises. Sound and media lectures will develop your skills in the sonic arts and foster your creativity. You’ll establish interdisciplinary skills including sound effects, foley and sound design for film, games and interactive arts and immersive media. 

Our Music Enterprise module allows you to explore enterprise and business practices. You’ll learn the personal skills needed to develop an online presence in the form of proficiency portfolios, showcasing your work and skills to future clients and employers.

Throughout the course you’ll explore the fundamental aspects of computer-based music production. The working practices and techniques you’ll develop include audio editing and mixing in our Music IT labs using Apple 5k iMacs, MIDI keyboards and a range of professional standard software including; Pro Tools 2018, Logic Pro X, Cycling ’74 Max 8, Ableton Live Suite and Steinberg Nuendo 8.
Our tutors and course leaders in the London Met music department are researchers themselves and music industry experts who boast international careers. They have first-hand experience working with successful performers and organisations including Kate Nash, Clean Bandit, Wolf Alice, Imelda May, the BBC and Channel 4.

If you find yourself more interested in studying another subject during your foundation year, there will be flexibility to do this.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

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UCAS code W306
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 48 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

We encourage applications from International/EU students with equivalent qualifications.

We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Suitable applicants living in the UK may be invited to a portfolio interview. Applicants living outside the UK may be required to submit a small portfolio of works via email.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Music Enterprise
  • Music Production
  • Sound and Media

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Composing with Technology
  • Creative Studio Practice 1
  • Media Skills and Practice 1
  • Music and the Creative Industries

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Applied Music Technology
  • Creative Studio Practice 2
  • Music and Media Context and Cultural Musicology
  • Composition and Live Electronics
  • Sound for the Moving Image and Interactive Arts

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Dissertation/Investigative Study
  • Project
  • Project Development: Music Technology
  • The Creative Arts Industry
  • The Music Sectors and Music in Numbers

What is a degree with foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.

Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September one year before the start of the course.

Our UCAS institution code is L68.

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