Rapid advances in computing power and software development have led to numerous innovations in entertainment and the performing arts.
In collaboration with the School of Music, our Music, Multimedia and Electronics degree provides cutting-edge interdisciplinary study in these exciting and emerging technologies, crossing the boundary between arts and science.
Building on core modules in electronics and music technology, the course offers specialisation in electronic music creation and production, music software, audio and image processing and embedded systems design for music technology applications.
A distinctive feature of the course is that it covers both software and hardware aspects of electronics and their application to music and multimedia technology. The degree is designed to equip you with skills and knowledge for a range of careers, including music/multimedia software and systems, digital/interactive broadcast technologies, audio/video electronics and music production.
The course draws on internationally the acclaimed research of the University of Leeds’ Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music.
Our specialist facilities include a state-of-the-art recording studio suite in the School of Music and the music acoustics and Apple digital media laboratories in the School of Electronic and Electronic Engineering. Music creation and production tools including Logic, Pro-tools and Cubase are also available to use.
UCAS Code: WGH4
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: No
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees (2015): UK/EU: £9,000; International: £17,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships (2015): Scholarships worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporate Engineer.
The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2015. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2016 it will give you a flavour of what you will study.
Our courses have a modular structure where you will be required to study 120 credits per year. A standard module is typically worth 10 or 20 credits.
This is an indicative list and actual content can vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Circuit Analysis and Design||Engineering Mathematics|
|Communications Networks and Signals||Introduction to Electronic Music Production and Creation|
|Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers||Understanding Music|
|Electronic Music Creation and Production||Composition|
|Introduction to the Sciences of Music||Introduction to Engineering Mathematics|
|Music Research Skills|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Embedded Systems Project||Music in Practice|
|Mobile Applications Project||Composition|
|Audio Signal Processing|
|Electronic Music Creation and Production 2|
|Music Technology Skills and Techniques|
The degree is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge for a range of careers including; digital media, audio and consumer electronics, broadcasting, studio engineering and music editing and production. For more information about careers visit our employability section.
With the help of our Employability team, we will make sure you are given every opportunity to secure a position before you graduate.
We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications. If your qualification does not appear in the list below please contact our admissions team.
Evidence of musical literacy includes ABRSM Theory Grade 5, A-level Music or A-level Music Technology.
|A-Levels||AAB at A-level including Mathematics plus evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5
AAB at A-level including Music Technology with GCSE Mathematics at grade B or higher
|Advanced Diploma||Engineering Diploma or IT Diploma grade A* with evidence of musical literacy|
|BTEC Extended Diploma||DDD including an appropriate amount of Level 3 Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|BTEC in Music Technology||DDD including GCSE Mathematics at grade B or higher|
|Access Course||45 Level 3 credits with Distinction - to include Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|Access to Leeds||ABB including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|HND (Higher National Diploma)||Distinctions for all 16 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|HNC (Higher National Certificate)||Distinctions for all 10 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|General Foundation Degree||75% to include 75% for Mathematics|
|University of Leeds International Foundation Year||BBB including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy|
|CFGO - Interdisciplinary Foundation Year||65% including Mathematics|
|Cambridge Pre-University||D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate||35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Music. ABRSM Theory Grade 5 required if music is not taken at IB level|
|Scottish Highers||AAABB including Mathematics and also English at Intermediate level|
|Scottish Advanced Highers||AAB including Mathematics|
English language requirement
GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Our Language Centre provide the Academic English for Undergraduate Studies Pre-sessional course, which is designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
Once you have applied and your application has been reviewed by our admissions tutor, suitable applicants will be invited to an applicant day, which we encourage you to attend.
Applicant days are very different from the general university open days you may have attended. They will give you the opportunity to learn more about your course, meet our academic staff and students, take part in group activities, including hands-on electronics demonstrations, and tour our undergraduate teaching facilities and the campus. You will also have an interview with one of our academics, which will give you the chance to discuss your application in more detail, check that it’s the right course for you and your career plans, have your questions answered and find out more about studying at Leeds.
We appreciate that not all applicants are able to attend an interview and in such cases the offer decision will be made based on the information on the UCAS form.
If you require any further information please contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: +44 (0)113 343 2012.