Meeting the Demands of Today's Music Industry; UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN: Studies Fuse Technical and Artistic Abilities in Theory and in Practice

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Meeting the Demands of Today's Music Industry; UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN: Studies Fuse Technical and Artistic Abilities in Theory and in Practice


TODAY'S music industry increasingly requires practitioners who can combine a very high level of technical skill with the ability to make sound artistic judgements.

To provide for these needs the University of Glamorgan is now offering three courses aimed at the industry's needs and requirements BSc (Hons) Music Technology BSc Music Technology HND Music Technology These courses have been carefully constructed after wide discussion with creative and technical people in the industry.

The key elements are:

A technical foundation Practical experience with industry standard equipment Training in creative processes and development of a musical ear Music industry organisation and employment profiles In the first year students will acquire the necessary basic technological skills required by the industry (including internet and multimedia skills), together with a good foundation of the science of sound and hearing; an understanding of how this relates to the practice of music; an insight into self employment and small business practices; and a grounding in practical electronics.

The second year gives practical experience of applying the acquired skills to the tasks required in the industry, and an understanding of the contexts within which their skills and knowledge would be applied. …

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