University of West London

Course Introduction

This course aims to provide students with a higher level of understanding of the practice and theory that underpin both traditional and contemporary audio technology; the course focuses on the creative use of advanced audio technology in the production of contemporary audio, with emphasis on the practical exploration of technique and technology; it assumes a prior level of competence in recording and sequencing technologies; students work on digital and analogue consoles with access to 5.1 surround and ProTools HD 3 systems, in addition to other non'linear platforms and both digital and 2'inch analogue tape systems; the course ranges across recording styles, from direct to stereo and ambient recording through non'linear techniques, to the evolving arena of surround sound mixing and recording, encompassing multi'media and film work (including DVD authoring); the course also examines software interface programming through Max/MSP, and its use within electro'acoustic composition and performance, alongside a choice from a number of options drawn from other (related) Master's courses.

Course Modules

Modules include: advanced recording techniques; digital audio interface design for music; developing your career; research methods; multi'track recording and mixing for surround; interactive music technology; advanced non'linear recording; Master's project.

Course Additional Entry

A 2.1 Honours degree or higher in music technology or a related subject, or substantial industry or prior experience in the field; applicants whose 1st language is not English require either IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 for each individual component.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £10,995  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,950  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate)