Glyndwr University School of Business

Music Technology (4 years including foundation year)

Glyndwr University School of Business
In Wrexham

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Wrexham (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Wrexham (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Why choose this course? Practical use of the University’s 24/7 recording studio is at the heart of this course which allows you to complete a professional production of your own.

This music technology course is designed for students who may be from a performance background and are seeking to develop their skill set with the acquisition of a high level of technical appreciation as a means to increase their career and professional potential.

It covers a range of technologies and will include development of your own portfolio of production pieces and access to many of the local music venues.

The course, which is built around the practical use of the university’s state-of-the-art audio studios and makes full use of the facilities in the Centre for the Creative Industries, is based on exploring current and emerging technologies relating to audio production, and how these can be used to create music and sound for many applications.

There are also opportunities for students to gain work experience in live sound and large scale event production when Focus Wales music festival, which the university is a partner of, comes to Wrexham each spring. The event is a multi-venue festival which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world and attracts more than 200 bands

across 20 stages.

You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year

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Mold Road, LL11 2AW


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What you'll learn on the course

Music Technology

Course programme

  • 24-hour open access to The Wall Recording Studio and guest lectures from leading technology companies and practitioners.
  • Well-equipped computer labs with both Apple and PC based systems loaded with a wide selection of industry related software.
  • Work experience opportunities on regular live sessions (Check out for examples of our students work).
  • Opportunity to gain work experience in our campus based FM radio station. One of only three FM community radio stations in UK higher education institutions (Have a listen to the live stream ).
  • All students are encouraged to become members of the professional body, The Audio Engineering Society (separate fees applicable).
  • Small cohort sizes and a friendly, community environment.
  • Every student is offered the opportunity of working on professional sessions that will enhance their CV, ultimately making them more employable.

Year 1 (Level 4)

The first year of the course covers the core science and technology that is required to enable you to progress. There is a good mix of subjects and manners of delivery. The science has experiments that you use to investigate audio principles. You also get hands on use in the recording studio and get to grips with recording styles. Later on you will be designing software synthesisers and using them as instruments.


  • Professional Studies 1 + PDP
  • Audio Science
  • Recording Techniques 1
  • Live Sound
  • Sound Synthesis & Sampling
  • Desktop Audio Technology

Year 2 (Level 5)

This level lets you apply skills you have learnt and add to your growing portfolio of knowledge. The new subjects compliment the previous year and develop you music and music programming skills.


  • Music Production
  • Compositional Technology
  • Impact of New Technology (research methods)
  • Recording Techniques 2
  • Computing Music Programming
  • Broadcast Standards (elective)
  • Theatre Technology

Year 3 (Level 6)

This is the opportunity to apply what you have learnt and develop interesting installations and developments in music. The project or dissertation is the main piece of work and gives you the chance to explore an area to great depth, it can be designing and building firmware through to research into an aspect of the industry.


  • Collaborative Performance
  • Location recording
  • Audio Post-Production
  • Live Systems
  • Project (option) or
  • Dissertation (option)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

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