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Music Technology degrees abroad

Music technology is an interactive field of study that explores how different technological tools and devices are used to compose, record, and produce music.

As a music technology student, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of music technology. As well as fine-tuning your critical listening, creative thinking, and collaboration skills, you’ll get to grips with a range of industry-standard equipment. You’ll put what you’ve learned into practice by producing original music across a variety of genres.

Studying abroad is an invaluable opportunity to see how musical traditions and trends differ from country to country. Encountering new styles and genres will spark your creativity and transform you into a more versatile and adaptable professional. Immersing yourself in the global music industry will also help prepare you for a successful international career.

Music Technology program structure

You can study music technology as an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Two-year associate degrees provide students with a solid technical and theoretical grounding in the subject. They’re an excellent means of progressing into entry-level employment, an apprenticeship, at-home music production, or further study.

Studying a bachelor’s degree in music technology over three or four years is the most popular choice among undergraduate students. Programs can be offered as either a BA or BSc. Although what’s covered in these two classifications will be pretty similar, you’ll probably take more mathematics and physics classes on a BSc course.

Most bachelor’s programs will encourage students to complete an optional 12-month placement after their second year of study. Placements are one of the best ways to gain industry experience and consolidate your knowledge.

If you’re still hungry to learn more, you can go on to pursue a postgraduate qualification in music technology. Master’s programs can be completed over one or two years, followed by a PhD lasting between four and seven years.

Your timetable will largely be made up of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and hands-on workshops. Typical assessment methods include practical projects, essays, portfolios, presentations, and performances.

The precise content of your music technology degree will depend on your university and country of study. However, most programs will cover these fundamentals:

  • Recording and production techniques
  • Creative music technologies
  • Studio theory and practice
  • Creative computing for music and sound
  • The fundamentals of sound
  • Music for media
  • Composition practice
  • Digital audio

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Music Technology study abroad programs

Music technology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in music technology

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    Creative Music Technology - BSc (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,589 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 GBP

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    Commercial Music: Music Technology - BCM Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,077 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,630 NZD

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    Creative Music Technology - BA (Hons) Falmouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,654 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

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    Music Technology - BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,444 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

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    Music Technology - BSc (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,212 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

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Associate in music technology

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    Music Technology and Sound Engineering - AASc Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

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Diploma in music technology

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    Music Technology - UGDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,558 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

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Pathway in music technology

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    Music Technology (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,009 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

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Music technology graduate programs

Master's in music technology

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    Music Technology: Studio & Game Audio Technology - MM Southern Utah University, USA
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,900 USD

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Future music technology careers

With a degree in music technology, you’ll be armed with the knowledge and professional skills needed to work across exciting areas, like film, computer games, education, television, theater, and radio.

Here are some of the interesting positions secured by music technology graduates:

  • Sound technician
  • Sound engineer
  • Musician
  • Studio manager
  • Composer
  • Sound designer
  • Audio developer
  • Software developer

Gathering some additional work experience in an area that fits your career ambitions will make you a stand-out candidate for roles across the music industry. Chat to your university’s career advice service about the best ways to find and apply for opportunities.