Rapid advances in computing power and software development have led to numerous innovations in multimedia products for science, commerce, 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 of arts and science. Building on core modules in electronics and music technology, the course offers specialisation in digital media, audio and image processing and multimedia techniques and 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 acclaimed research from the University of Leeds’ Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music and top rated research in electronic systems and communications. You will benefit from the extensive electronics and computing laboratories, as well as a dedicated acoustics laboratory within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
The School of Music offers access to a suite of state-of-the-art recording studios, practice rooms and a multimedia teaching laboratory.
We are ranked 7th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by the Complete University Guide and the Good University Guide 2014.
UCAS Code: WGH4
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 years
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
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Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. 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 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Circuit Analysis and Design||Understanding Music|
|Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers||Composition|
|Electronic Music Creation and Production 1|
|Introduction to the Sciences of Music|
|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 on careers visit our employability section.
|A-Levels||AAB at A-level including Music or Music Technology at grade B or higher with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5 and GCSE Mathematics at grade B or higher|
|Advanced Diploma||Engineering Diploma or IT Diploma grade A* with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5|
|BTEC Extended Diploma||DDD including an appropriate amount of Level 3 Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy, e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5|
|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 e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5|
|Access to Leeds||ABB including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5|
|HND (Higher National Diploma)||Distinctions for all 16 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5|
|HNC (Higher National Certificate)||Distinctions for all 10 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5|
|General Foundation Degree||75% to include 75% for Mathematics|
|University of Leeds International Foundation Year||BBB including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy e.g. ABRSM Theory Grade 5|
|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|
We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international qualifications. For further information contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: +44 (0)113 343 2012.
English language requirements: A pass at GCSE level in English Language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English and you will need to meet our minimum requirements.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
If you require any further information please contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: email@example.com t: +44 (0)113 343 2012.