This Bachelor of Arts in Digital Music degree is a three-year course and will provide you with the broadest possible understanding and skills in the world of composition in the digital environment. During the course, you will learn how to compose and produce innovative, digital music combining music theory, practice and professional skills.
The knowledge gained over the course of the degree will allow you to work in the audiovisual field, specializing in musical composition with digital and electronic media. This includes the creation and production of music for film, video, video games, etc.
Some of the subjects on which you will focus are composition and production, sound design using sampling and synthesis, audio engineering, processing, editing and mixing sound, music and creating sound effects for film, games and digital media, as well as DJing and live performance of digital music.
For your final project, you will have the opportunity to produce a concept album, create virtual software instruments, or compose experimental music or sound design for film or video.
The two first years of the Bachelor are taught at Microfusa in our center in Barcelona, Spain, followed by a one-year Top Up course at Solent University, in Southampton, United Kingdom. This is an excellent opportunity to discover and work in a world-renowned music market while having the opportunity to achieve a high level of proficiency in English and Spanish.
You will obtain two qualifications during your three years: the Diploma in Music Production from Microfusa and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Popular Music Production from Solent University. This University Standard qualification is recognised by the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) and is worth 180 ECTS.
All in all a great opportunity to start your career as a digital music composer and producer.
The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital Music is attained as follows:
Diploma in Music Production | Microfusa
Year 3 - Top Up course in Digital Music at Solent University
More information on the Top-Up Course, here.
* The management of Solent University reserves the right to change this syllabus
In order to be able to access said university and in so doing attain a University Degree the access requirements are; Baccalaureate (any modality), English language level IELTS certification with the cutoff score of 6 in speaking and writing. Lastly, not to forget the successful completion of all the Diploma subjects, in accordance with Microfusas requirements.
All of these requirements must be met when registering at the university, which is usually in June previous to the start. This gives students the opportunity to master their English and, in some cases to complete their Baccalaureate or A-levels studies.
The methodology used in the course is based on a blended learning format, incorporating activities that evolve in our classrooms and recording studios, supported by our virtual campus. Said activities include collaborative practices, magisterial classes, discussion forums and group projects among others. The course content is available online, accessible 24 hours, on any electronic device (i.e. computer, tablet and mobile).
The debate forums will stimulate critical thinking/analysis along with the exchange of ideas. The practices and projects objective is, learning by doing, and working in teams with other students. This is all closely overseen and led by our highly specialized educators, all of whom have extensive experience in the field.
During the first two years, the Diploma in Music Production is taught at the Microfusa school in Barcelona, students can choose from the following available schedules:
The course is made up of approximately 2.000 hours distributed between theoretical classes, practices, assisted projects, self-study and personal practices.
The weekly classes are undertaken in the following way:
The rest of the hours are meant for students to study and work on exercises and/or projects that are requested during the semester. For this students have access to classrooms and recording studios (access to recording studios will depend on the semester).
Payment for the first two years of the course shall be made to Microfusa as described below:
Option: Full payment upfront
The total amount for both years with full payment up front = 12.500€
Option: Fractioned payments, domiciling it through a Spanish bank account 1 1st year:
The total amount for both years with Financed payment is = 12.652€
Option: Fractioned payments, without domiciling 1st year:
The total amount for both years with Financed payment is = 12.720€
1. To access the financing service the following is imperative: Spanish bank account information. TIN interest rate of 5%, 5,11% TAE. The payments will be debited directly by bank or cashier by the 5th of each month, except the first payment that will be done by a one-off transfer or in cash.
2. The deadline to make the first payment or single payment is 14 natural days prior to the start of the Diploma (September 15th, 2020).
The cost includes vast educational materials of the school, available on the virtual campus.
As well as, books (physical or electronic), requested from the manufacturers of the official courses, as well as the exam fees for said courses.
The exam fees of Microfusa and of the official courses also are included, with the possibility of repeating an exam each semester, in the case a student does not successfully pass an exam on their first attempt (with exception to Apple Logic's official accreditation, in the case of having to repeat this exam, students will have to deposit 75€ for the exam fees)
3rd Year - Top-up course in Digital Music - Solent University
The Payment for the third year of the course shall be made to Solent University.
The usual tuition for an academic university year in the UK is 9,250 pounds sterling. The Uk government offers loans to students coming from the EU at very good rates. This includes a loan for the cost of the course (usually paid directly to the university). The student must repay this loan in accordance with the following conditions* (summarised):
* These conditions may vary each year and are subject to change according to the UK government
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