BA (Hons) Electronic Music

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Introduction

Work in industry-standard facilities and launch an exciting career as an electronic producer-artist, with our BA (Hons) Electronic Music degree.

Explore the beginnings, development and future of electronic music and create your own portfolio with a range of individual and group projects.

You’ll experiment with music technologies, genres, styles and approaches to develop your creative practice and output and build the skills required by employers.

All our Electronic Music students use state-of-the-art facilities, including the latest digital audio workstations, climate-controlled recording studios, industry-standard software, two Mac suites and a range of synthesisers as well as other instruments.

Whether you’re interested in becoming a pop producer, creating music for commercial media, or releasing your own electronic dance tracks, you’ll be preparing to work in an industry that grew by 2% in 2017 to contribute £4.5 billion to the economy (uk.music.org).

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Facilities and showcase

State-of-the-art facilities

All our BA (Hons) Electronic Music students have access to:

  • the latest Digital Audio Workstations
  • climate-controlled recording studios, running professional software including Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live and Sibelius
  • six practice rooms and two Mac suites
  • a range of synthesisers
  • a recital hall with a Steinway Model D piano
  • a broad selection of digital and analogue as well as both solid state and valve outboard equipment.

You can also get training in all of our creative facilities – not just the ones for your course.

Develop your talent

Study at ARU and benefit from:

  • regular feedback on your performance skills and assessment on live performances
  • facilities to develop your music and experiment with different styles and techniques
  • our links with local networks such as Cambridge Arts Network and Cambridge Live
  • a diverse music scene in Cambridge ranging from classical to UK rap

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Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.

Careers

Our BA (Hons) Electronic Music will equip you primarily for a career as a producer-artist, but the wide-ranging skills you pick up will be transferable to any role involving the recording and production of music or sound.

You’ll develop skills suitable for a variety of roles in the music industries, working on your own music and for clients, creating music for media and performing. You will also gain experience that may lead into music promotion, working in label and live event management, sound editing and sound design.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MA Music Therapy. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

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