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About this program

Our digital music and media program is designed exclusively for creatives who want to write and produce music with computers and other electronic devices. It takes full advantage of the Conservatorium’s multifaceted art music perspectives and its unique take on the 21st-century music industry.

If you want to make music that reaches beyond traditional composition and instrumentation, explore the limitless potential of electronic music, or create soundtracks for video games and other forms of emerging media, this program is for you.

You’ll develop skills in music production, digital composition, sound manipulation, synthesis and spatialisation (including surround sound and ambisonics) and recording techniques to create original soundscapes. You’ll also gain an understanding of music’s increasingly vast definition and its place within a rapidly evolving media landscape through critical approaches and cultural studies.

In the course of your studies, you’ll have access to a wide variety of industry standard and specialist software (including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, ProTools, etc), and learn how to use various state-of-the-art music technologies including Max MSP, the GRM, Izotope, and Native Instrument suite of plug-ins, modular synthesisers and much more.

Graduate opportunities

This program produces broadly educated musicians who can apply their knowledge and skills to a wide range of music and arts-related contexts and professions. 

Career pathways include:

  • EDM producer or DJ
  • Sound designer
  • Digital content creator
  • Interactive music designer (for example, music for apps, virtual reality and video games)
  • Digital music composer for film and screen-based media
  • Sound installation designer
  • Digital music composer for theatre, dance, galleries and multimedia
  • Music software designer
  • Event producer
Courses that offer this program

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