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Creative Music Technology and Film Studies

Anglia Ruskin University
A Cambridge (Inghilterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inghilterra)
  • Durata:
    6 Years

Equipping you with the necessary theoretical knowledge, aesthetic understanding and technical skills to apply their learning to creative ends within both disciplines. You will have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to learn as much as possible about the two areas. The course challenges you to find your own path of creativity, informed by a thorough knowledge and understanding of the creative possibilities of sound and film.

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Requisiti: Required subject(s): A-level Music or Music Technology or related subject at grade B GCSE(s) Required: English, grade C


Dove e quando

Inizio Luogo
01 ottobre 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire, Inghilterra
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Music Technology
Film Studies
Skills and Training


Course overview

This degree builds upon Anglia Ruskin's strong reputation in electronic, electroacoustic and computer music as well as in the study and production of film. It benefits from outstanding facilities in our new music centre, in addition to our industry-standard resources for digital video and 16mm film production, alongside professional tuition in screenwriting and film journalism.

Creative Music Technology combines particularly well with Film Studies, which seeks to expand your knowledge of, and skills, in cinema. Course content in both subjects provides an excellent balance between theory and practice, enabling you to engage with essential critical, and aesthetic approaches to film and music technology and to apply those creatively to a range of practical projects in both areas.

The course provides opportunities to screen, or perform your work on and off-campus, to undertake commissioned work, and to engage with the film and creative music technology industries, through self-generated work placements, thereby encouraging the development of critical knowledge alongside transferable and vocational skills.

You will take half of your degree in Creative Music Technology and half in Film Studies.


Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Electronic Music
  • Introduction to Film and Cinema
  • Theorising the Specular and Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Major Project in Creative Music Technology or Film Studies

Optional modules

  • Critical Skills (Recommended)
  • Introduction to Creative Music Programming (Recommended)
  • Laptop Musicianship
  • Musical New Media
  • Notations
  • Visualization, Research and Storyboarding
  • Film and Genre
  • Introduction to Video
  • History of Cinema
  • Anglia Language Programme
  • Production and Recording for Musicians
  • Creative Music Programming
  • Music for Digital Media
  • Electronica
  • Electroacoustic Ensemble
  • Acousmatic Composition
  • Performance Technology
  • Practice of Music Education
  • Film, Identity and Globalization
  • Documentary Film Theory
  • 16mm Film-making
  • Introduction to European Cinema
  • Independent Cinema: US and Beyond
  • Video Documentary
  • Animation
  • European Cinema and Identity
  • Enterprise in the Creative Arts
  • Advanced Creative Music Programming
  • Intertextuality in Music
  • Art, Music and Performance
  • Sonic Art
  • Radiophonica
  • Sensor Technology
  • Principles of Music Therapy
  • Arts Administration
  • Film Art
  • Film, Modernity and Post-Modernity
  • Creative Practice in Film & Video
  • Working in Film
  • Avant-garde Film and Experimental Video
  • Multiplexed: Contemporary Popular Cinema
  • Cinema and Sound


In recognition of the practical nature of the subject, Creative Music Technology is assessed mainly through coursework that is collected into portfolios.

Methods of assessment for Film Studies include case studies, critical essays, screenwriting, journals and log books, presentations, portfolios, evaluation reports, film reviews and analyses, plus a range of 'hands-on' methods including internet, print and video production, commissions, evaluation of creative work, and the 'crit', during which you will present and defend your own work.

Musical concepts of sound creation, composition and performance are grasped through the realisation of tasks with clear, short-term objectives, which contribute to overall learning outcomes. In some instances, it is valuable for students to create some of the portfolio items under timed conditions to replicate the kinds of pressured, working environments they may encounter upon entering the marketplace. Performance practice may also be part of the portfolio. This approach allows for the use of assessment methods where students work is developed through feedback from course tutors, and interaction with other students.


6 years, part-time.

Teaching times

  • Mon 11.00-12.00pm
  • Tues 9.00-11.00am
  • Weds 11.00-1.00pm

Teaching times for guidance only and subject to change.

Ulteriori informazioni

Comments: Work placements: Work placement opportunities are available via the third-year Enterprise in the Creative Arts module, which encompasses such areas as music education, instrumental teaching, artist management, marketing, recording and studio work, composition and events management. In film, students may take the Working in Film module and gain credit for work experience in the film industry.
Career opportunities: Recent graduates now currently enjoy careers as sound designers, multimedia artists, programmers, performers, arts administrators, teachers and composers, among others. Past graduates of film studies now enjoy successful careers in film and video production, film criticism, cinema and film festival administration and management, film education and teaching, broadcasting, journalism and publishing, advertising and public relations. There are opportunities to progress from the undergraduate programme on to the MA Film Studies or Creative Music Technology for Media.