Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Imagine being able to create your own tools for performance. Or develop your own instruments, interactive installations or reactive sound design. This interdisciplinary programme gives you that opportunity.

**Why study BMus/BSc Electronic Music, Computing and Technology at Goldsmiths?**

- Alongside developing your own musical practice, you will learn to create custom software that can be used to further your artistic goals and to pioneer the future of electronic music. You'll learn electronic music composition, production and performance with software design and digital signal processing.

- After your first year, you can choose to pursue a more technical or artistic path of study, leading to either a Bachelor of Music (BMus) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.

- The degree is designed to meet the opportunities, challenges and intellectual demands presented by careers in the arts and creative industries, in music technology and in audio, music and media-related computing. You'll develop understanding across the broad fields of creative practice, computer science, and musical research.

- You'll study with a wide range of academics, including internationally established composers, performers, writers, and computing experts. Most importantly, you will be able to participate in, and benefit from, two of the most dynamic and exciting departments - Music and Computing - that Goldsmiths has to offer.

Course Modules

This degree allows you to identify and develop your strengths and interests by choosing various specialist options in the Departments of Music and Computing.

In your first year you'll study the fundamentals of computer programming, contemporary music and music technology.

In your second year, you'll select from one of four possible pathways through the programme, which will determine the award of either BMus (Hons) or BSc (Hons):

Pathway 1 (BSc): 50:50 Music:Computing in Year 2 and Computing Major Project in Year 3

Pathway 2 (BSc): Computing focus in Year 2 and Computing Major Project in Year 3

Pathway 3 (BMus): 50:50 Music:Computing in Year 2 and Music Major Project in Year 3

Pathway 4 (BMus): Music focus in Year 2 and Music Major Project in Year 3

In your third year, depending on your chosen pathway, you'll take one of these two core modules (this choice determines the name of the final award, either BMus or BSc):

Major Project: Music (60 credits)

Major Project: Computing (60 credits)

You'll also select a total of 60 credits from an annually approved list of optional modules, which will vary depending on your pathway.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:

21/09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Music (with Honours) / Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BMus(Hons) / BSc(Hons) Other Fees
4 years
Full Time With Year in Industry
Bachelor of Music (with Honours) / Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BMus(Hons) / BSc(Hons) Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5