Creative Audio - BSc (Hons)

2024/25 Full-time Undergraduate course

Award:

Bachelor of Science with Honours

Faculty:

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:

School of Arts and Humanities

Campus:

Derry~Londonderry campus

UCAS code:

W3H1
The UCAS code for Ulster University is U20

Start date:

September 2024

With this degree you could become:

  • Sound Designer
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Post Production Engineer
  • Creative Technologist
  • Composer for Screen Media
  • Musician

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • Rotor Video
  • Hedgehogs vs Foxes
  • BBC

Overview

Exploring the creative applications of music and sound.

Summary

Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) Creative Audio degree provides a hands-on, project-focused approach to sound and music production. Discover the creative possibilities of audio while acquiring the technical skill and theoretical base needed to service your career in the constantly evolving creative industries. If you have a passion for sound, this degree will help you in developing the in-depth understanding needed to produce engaging listening experiences.

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About this course

About

We want you to become a multi-skilled practitioner able to work in several areas of sound and music production. In this way, you can build a sustained career in the creative industries.

You will develop a broad understanding of production technology within the context of the creation, manipulation, and presentation of music and sound in a range of contexts including film, TV, animation, games, AR and VR. Taught by a team with extensive creative industries experience, you will learn and practice using industry-standard equipment in our studios, labs and performance spaces. The Creative Audio programme is also flexible, so you can personalise it to match your interests. We are committed to being relevant, practical and forward–thinking.

Using leading–edge tools and technologies, this course develops your skills in recorded sound, live sound and post-production. You will learn modern production and performance methods and techniques including: sequencing, sampling, synthesis, recording, composition and arranging, programming, electronics, processing, editing and post-production.

Collaboration is an important aspect of the creative industries. You will have the opportunity to extend your professional network by studying alongside Cinematic Arts, Game Design, Animation and Drama students – as well as other Music students. In parallel, you will also acquire transferable skills and practical strategies for producing and managing creative projects.

As a graduate of the Creative Audio programme, you will be technologically literate and comfortable creating and communicating ideas within and beyond the audio domain. You will also understand music, sound and technology within the context of cultural developments and in collaboration with other arts fields, supporting work which engages with a range of cultural, community and creative industries opportunities.

For further information, please visit our website: https://www.creativeaudio.io/about

Associate awards

Diploma in Professional Practice DPP

Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS

Diploma in Professional Practice International DPPI

Attendance

This is a full-time three year course with an additional, optional placement year.

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. It is expected that you will not only engage with the taught elements but also participate in independent learning in the studios and labs - it's here that your individual learning can be expanded through informal conversations with your peers.

For further information, please visit our website: https://www.creativeaudio.io/about

Start dates

  • September 2024

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The Creative Audio course is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, one-on-one tutorials, supervised studio/lab sessions and independent study.

Our guiding principle is learning through practice, in other words: learning by doing. We believe strongly that practically connecting with a topic is critical for effective learning. The best learning techniques help us to elaborate and broaden our understanding. Intermingling new information with existing knowledge and practice helps us to emerge from the learning experience with improved capabilities. In this way, you will find that we use active learning strategies by creating opportunities to interact with the materials, which promotes motivation, engagement, and participation.

Learning can be thought of as a meta-skill, essential for people living in today's constantly changing world. For this reason we'll also invest time in developing more long-term skills around project-based work and collaborating with others, leadership, adaptability and endurance, communication, interdisciplinary work, creativity and sense-making.

All that we ask of our students is that they bring their curiosity (an appetite for knowledge) and imagination (linking of ideas).

Assessment is 100% coursework based.

"Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting." — Ivan Illich

Attendance and Independent Study

The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.

Each course is approved by the University and meets the expectations of:

  • Attendance and Independent Study

    As part of your course induction, you will be provided with details of the organisation and management of the course, including attendance and assessment requirements - usually in the form of a timetable. For full-time courses, the precise timetable for each semester is not confirmed until close to the start date and may be subject to some change in the early weeks as all courses settle into their planned patterns. For part-time courses which require attendance on particular days and times, an expectation of the days and periods of attendance will be included in the letter of offer. A course handbook is also made available.

    Courses comprise modules for which the notional effort involved is indicated by its credit rating. Each credit point represents 10 hours of student effort. Undergraduate courses typically contain 10, 20, or 40 credit modules (more usually 20) and postgraduate courses typically 15 or 30 credit modules.

    The normal study load expectation for an undergraduate full-time course of study in the standard academic year is 120 credit points. This amounts to around 36-42 hours of expected teaching and learning per week, inclusive of attendance requirements for lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical work, fieldwork or other scheduled classes, private study, and assessment. Teaching and learning activities will be in-person and/or online depending on the nature of the course. Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort.

    Postgraduate Master’s courses typically comprise 180 credits, taken in three semesters when studied full-time. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) comprises 60 credits and can usually be completed on a part-time basis in one year. A 120-credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) can usually be completed on a part-time basis in two years.

    Class contact times vary by course and type of module. Typically, for a module predominantly delivered through lectures you can expect at least 3 contact hours per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials). Laboratory classes often require a greater intensity of attendance in blocks. Some modules may combine lecture and laboratory. The precise model will depend on the course you apply for and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. Prospective students will be consulted about any significant changes.

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be a combination of examination and coursework but may also be only one of these methods. Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes.  You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessments. This feedback may be issued individually and/or issued to the group and you will be encouraged to act on this feedback for your own development.

    Coursework can take many forms, for example: essay, report, seminar paper, test, presentation, dissertation, design, artefacts, portfolio, journal, group work. The precise form and combination of assessment will depend on the course you apply for and the module. Details will be made available in advance through induction, the course handbook, the module specification, the assessment timetable and the assessment brief. The details are subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Normally, a module will have 4 learning outcomes, and no more than 2 items of assessment. An item of assessment can comprise more than one task. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised. The module pass mark for undergraduate courses is 40%. The module pass mark for postgraduate courses is 50%.

  • Calculation of the Final Award

    The class of Honours awarded in Bachelor’s degrees is usually determined by calculation of an aggregate mark based on performance across the modules at Levels 5 and 6, (which correspond to the second and third year of full-time attendance).

    Level 6 modules contribute 70% of the aggregate mark and Level 5 contributes 30% to the calculation of the class of the award. Classification of integrated Master’s degrees with Honours include a Level 7 component. The calculation in this case is: 50% Level 7, 30% Level 6, 20% Level 5. At least half the Level 5 modules must be studied at the University for Level 5 to be included in the calculation of the class.

    All other qualifications have an overall grade determined by results in modules from the final level of study.

    In Masters degrees of more than 200 credit points the final 120 points usually determine the overall grading.

    Figures from the academic year 2022-2023.

Academic profile

The core staff for the Music, Sound and Technology programme are:

In addition to above, we work with a number of high-level industry practitioner enabling an essential bridge between industry and the programme.

The University employs over 1,000 suitably qualified and experienced academic staff - 60% have PhDs in their subject field and many have professional body recognition.

Courses are taught by staff who are Professors (19%), Readers, Senior Lecturers (22%) or Lecturers (57%).

We require most academic staff to be qualified to teach in higher education: 82% hold either Postgraduate Certificates in Higher Education Practice or higher. Most academic and learning support staff (85%) are recognised as fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) by Advance HE - the university sector professional body for teaching and learning. Many academic and technical staff hold other professional body designations related to their subject or scholarly practice.

The profiles of many academic staff can be found on the University’s departmental websites and give a detailed insight into the range of staffing and expertise.  The precise staffing for a course will depend on the department(s) involved and the availability and management of staff.  This is subject to change annually and is confirmed in the timetable issued at the start of the course.

Occasionally, teaching may be supplemented by suitably qualified part-time staff (usually qualified researchers) and specialist guest lecturers. In these cases, all staff are inducted, mostly through our staff development programme ‘First Steps to Teaching’. In some cases, usually for provision in one of our out-centres, Recognised University Teachers are involved, supported by the University in suitable professional development for teaching.

Figures from the academic year 2022-2023.

Modules

Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

Year one

Sound, Technology and Culture

Year: 1

This module aims to introduce students to the relationship between cultural and technological developments within sound and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In doing so, it will seek to provide conceptual frameworks which will aid students in engaging critically across a range of creative practices, media, genres and technologies.

Audio Production 1

Year: 1

This module provides an introduction to the production of audio within a modern computer based 'Digital Audio Workstation', commonly referred to as a DAW. Students will encounter key computer based production technologies and will explore these through the production of audio. This will allow students to establish creative and efficient practices in the use of digital music technologies.

Designing Sound

Year: 1

This module aims to introduce students to designing sound. Key aspects include theoretical analysis and approaches toward synthetically creating and/or manipulating sound for a particular application.

Audio Production 2

Year: 1

This module provides next steps into the sound design world with a particular emphasis on audio sampling and post production. Students will encounter field recording principles and key computer based production technologies and will explore these through the production of original audio material. This will allow students to establish creative and efficient practices in the use of field recording and digital music technologies.

Live Sound and Production

Year: 1

This module provides an introduction to the production of live music events. Students will encounter key professional audio production technologies and will explore these through the production of an event. This will allow students to establish creative and efficient practices relevant to the contemporary world of work.

Music Creation

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module provides introductory music theory and composition-production tuition for creative audio students, with a particular focus on accommodating those from technical or general backgrounds who have had limited exposure to music training, and will introduce topics including (1) organisational principles of music, (2) the theoretical context for these principles, (3) the practical application of these principles using music technologies, and (4) the creative application of these principles and critical reflection on creative work.

Composition & Orchestration

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module essentially provides students with the necessary capabilities for composing in a free contemporary style and to arranging for small ensemble

Year two

Creative Computing

Year: 2

This module is designed for students who wish to develop their practice in interactive systems for live digital music or visual performance, application prototype and/or installation work.

Acoustics and Cognition

Year: 2

This module introduces students to auditory perception and cognition, along with associated academic writing skills around research/literature review, and written documentation and analysis strategies.

Sound Recording and Production 1

Year: 2

This module provides an overview of the studio environment and of the techniques involved in the different stages of modern music production.

Sound Design for Games

Year: 2

This module is optional

Students will consider practical techniques to apply principles of audio recording, synthesis and production to immersive applications. This will include:

  • the aesthetic considerations of sound design
  • consideration of any associated narrative
  • sound interactivity
  • programming of audio

Sound Recording and Production 2

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module provides an advanced exploration of the studio environment and of the techniques involved in the different stages of modern music production.

Composition and Orchestration 3

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module develops students' composing and orchestration skills, providing opportunities for them to engage with a range of contemporary scores and recordings while facilitating their composition of original musical works. Particularly focuses of the module include the application of rhythmic techniques, expanding the students' working knowledge of harmonic writing and developing their technique in arranging for acoustic instruments.

Composition and Orchestration 4

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module is geared towards consolidating and developing composing and orchestrating skills as acquired in Composition and Orchestration 3, and channelling them towards the production of a large-scale original composition and orchestration.

Music and Sound Practices

Year: 2

This module is optional

This module will introduce students to the key creative, practical, theoretical, and aesthetic strategies associated with contemporary composition and performance which utilises timbre as the central tool for compositional exploration.

Year three

Industrial Placement

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module provides students with the opportunity to experience life as a professional in the creative industries as a paid employee of a company. They will be expected to conduct themselves professionally being an employee of a company and an ambassador for the University during this period. They will be supported by an academic coordinator.

Diploma in International Academic Studies

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module provides an opportunity to undertake an extended period of study outside the UK and Republic of Ireland. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the academic discipline whilst generating educational and cultural networks.

Year four

Final Project (Practice)

Year: 4

This module involved students in designing a project and negotiation with an appointed member of staff suitable learning outcomes (including technologies, artistic output and presentational issues and contextual/theoretical development) and assessment strategies. The project's practice-based elements must be of a suitable scope to be public-facing either as a creative project or development of tool(s) for relevant creative technologies. The project should also incorporate forms of learning undertaken in the previous two years.

Final Project (Theory & Context)

Year: 4

This module involves students in designing a project and negotiation with an appointed member of staff suitable learning outcomes and assessment strategies. The practice-based project elements must be of a suitable potential scope to be public-facing either as a creative project or development of tool(s) for relevant creative technologies, appropriate to the theory/practice weightings. The project should also incorporate forms of learning undertaken in the previous two years.

Professional Practice

Year: 4

This module is designed to develop an understanding of professional business development and management issues, and roles and activities within creative projects. This module also assists students in the developing specific skills and awareness to maximise their ability to conceptualise, manage and market new and innovative ideas.

Interactive Music Systems

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced study in interactive media systems for installation and/or performance applications.

Music Technology Project

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module involved students in designing a project and in negotiated with an appointed member of staff suitable learning outcomes and assessment strategies, within the degree's remit of sound design, audiovisual media, prototype, interactive, audio production, electronic or electroacoustic music composition, and/or creative audio performance). The project should also incorporate forms of learning undertaken in the previous periods of degree study (or equivalent).

Game Audio Implementation

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module is designed for students who wish to pursue game audio at an advanced level.

Music and Moving Image

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module provides students with a historical, theoretical, stylistic and aesthetic study of music and moving image and the opportunity to compose for the screen. The module focuses primarily on film music and its genres but also covers other screen media, in particular music video and music for television. The module is divided between theoretical and analytical work, including the discussion of selected case studies, and practical work composing and editing in the lab.

Standard entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

A level

The A Level requirement for this course is grades BBC

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the final A level grade in the above grade profiles (C or B grade) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Applied General Qualifications

RQF Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma

Award profile of DMM

We will also accept smaller BTEC/OCR qualifications (i.e. Diploma or Extended Certificate / Introductory Diploma / Subsidiary Diploma) in combination with A Levels or other acceptable level 3 qualifications.

To find out if the qualification you are applying with is a qualification we accept for entry, please check our Qualification Checker - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements/equivalence

We will also continue to accept QCF versions of these qualifications although grades asked for may differ. Check what grades you will be asked for by comparing the requirements above with the information under QCF in the Applied General and Tech Level Qualifications section of our Entry Requirements - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements/undergraduate-entry-requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate

112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of five subjects (four of which must be at higher level) to include English at H6 if studied at Higher level or O4 if studied at Ordinary Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate UCAS Equivalency

Scottish Highers

BBCCC

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Scottish Advanced Highers

CCD

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate profile is minimum 25 points (including 12 at higher level)

Access to Higher Education (HE)

Overall mark of 63% (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access course)

Overall profile of 15 credits at distinction and 30 credits at merit (60 credit Access course) (GB Access course)

GCSE

For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above English Language.

Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

HND - Overall Merit with distinctions in 45 Level 5 credits entry to Year 1.

HNC – Overall Distinction with distinctions in 75 Level 4 credits for entry to Year 1.

You may also meet the course entry requirements with combinations of different qualifications to the same standard as recognised by the University (provided subject requirements as noted above are met).

Foundation Degree - An overall mark of 55% in Level 5 modules for Year 1 entry.

APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning)

The University will consider applications on the basis of experiential learning for those who do not hold the normal entry qualifications.

Transfer from degree level study at other institutions

Those applicants seeking entry with advanced standing, (eg. Transfer from another institution or year 2 entry) will be considered on an individual basis.

Exemptions and transferability

Applicants from other institutions should apply via UCAS. Applications will be considered on their individual merits.

Careers & opportunities

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • Rotor Video
  • Hedgehogs vs Foxes
  • BBC

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Sound Designer
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Post Production Engineer
  • Creative Technologist
  • Composer for Screen Media
  • Musician

Career options

This programme has been developed to meet the emergent needs of the creative industries. Students acquire a broad range of industry-focused skills and know-how that are applicable across a number of domains. Your future trajectory is our priority.

Those wishing to research and develop their own work to a higher level go on to pursue a Masters qualification either at the Ulster University or at other institutions in the UK and further afield. There is also the potential for entry onto a PhD.

Lastly, there are opportunities for those wishing to teach after the completion of a postgraduate teaching qualification (PgCE).

Work placement / study abroad

In third year, you have the option to spend a minimum of 25 weeks working in industry. Here, you'll be expected to work as part of a professional practice designed to acquaint you with alternative business cultures and protocols to enhance your personal and professional development.

Alternatively you can study in a wide range of approved institutions around the world.

Successful completion, obtaining a total mark of 40%, of the placement year leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) or (DPPI) International or a Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS) upon graduation. A mark of 70% and above will enable the award to be granted with commendation.

Professional recognition

Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES)

Accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES) on behalf of Audio Technology, Music, Recording, Music Production, Games, Media and Audio Post Production Industries.

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Start dates

  • September 2024

Fees and funding

Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and EU Settlement Status Fees

£4,750.00

England, Scotland, Wales and the Islands Fees

£9,250.00

International Fees

£16,320.00

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Discounts for student from England, Scotland and Wales:

You have three discount options to choose from:

  • £2,000 discount on tuition fees.
  • £1,000 discount on tuition fees + £1,000 towards accommodation +£500 towards travel
  • £1,000 discount on tuition fees + £1500 towards travel

Terms and conditions apply.

International Undergraduate Scholarship:

Open to all new international (non-EU) entrants on the first year of a full-time undergraduate course delivered on one of our Northern Ireland campuses, commencing September 2018.

Value: £2,000 scholarship applied as discount to your annual tuition fee. More information here

Information on other scholarships available to international students.

Other awards and prizes:

A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.

Information provided is for guidance only as scholarship details are subject to change - please refer to the source website for up-to-date and accurate information.

Additional mandatory costs

Students purchase materials for their own coursework.

Field trips to museums, galleries and exhibitions may incur additional costs.

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.

Please contact the course team for more information.

It is important to remember that costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges) and normal living will need to be covered in addition to tuition fees.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses (in addition to tuition fees) we make every effort to highlight them above. We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals, as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free Wi-Fi are also available on each of the campuses.

There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as a part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs, as well as tuition fees.

See the tuition fees on our student guide for most up to date costs.

Contact

We’d love to hear from you!

We know that choosing to study at university is a big decision, and you may not always be able to find the information you need online.

Please contact Ulster University with any queries or questions you might have about:

  • Course specific information
  • Fees and Finance
  • Admissions

For any queries regarding getting help with your application, please select Admissions in the drop down below.

For queries related to course content, including modules and placements, please select Course specific information.

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Testimonials

  • "The [Creative Audio] programme has been brilliant from start to finish. Each module brought something new and even when I thought I was relatively experienced in the topic at hand I always learnt numerous new techniques and developed a deeper understanding of the topic. Each module was delivered in a clear and concise manner that catered to all experience levels... One thing that consistently amazes me about the [Creative Audio] programme is the sheer breadth of the content delivered while still going in depth on each topic"

  • "The quality of information and the streamlined nature in which it is delivered speaks volumes about the staff. This course finds a way to explain every topic, regardless of depth or difficulty, in an easy to follow format. In terms of subject matter, the team spends time versing you on why the information presented is important for your venture into the world of music technology. Every topic is carefully selected and is essential for a career in music technology."

  • [It's] "really great to work with such talented and creative people and...a really invaluable experience to me."

  • "The modules I enjoyed the most were the coding ones however all the teaching staff were great. The coursework oriented style of the course really suits it and it teaches you some great skills. It taught me how to be more independent when it came to researching and problem solving but there was help available if you really needed it... There's more than one way to fix things and I think the [Creative Audio] course teaches this flexibility when it comes to problem solving really well. I think if there was one big impact the course had on me it was to be an independent thinker and it made me a better problem solver."

  • "I'm enjoying my time on the [Creative Audio] programme. My favourite element of the programme... the Designing Sound module... learning how to break down a sound, and how to effectively recreate that sound."