This exciting new programme will bring together the core subjects that underpin the field of Acoustics and Music Technology, such as physics, computer programming, and audio signal processing within the creative context of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary music department.
Acoustics and Music Technology are driving a revolution in the way that sound is created, manipulated, and transmitted. Underpinned by physics, engineering, and computer science, they enable an expanding range of creative applications, from music production, to the design of concert halls, to the emerging field of immersive virtual reality. Continued growth in computer power, in particular, is allowing remarkable innovation, from next generation methods for sound synthesis, to an ongoing transformation in the way we design the built environment, to the emergence of entirely new forms of media.
This fast-moving field demands graduates with both deep technical knowledge, and creative mind-sets, able to work across disciplines with critical insight. The University of Edinburgh has been at the forefront of the field for over 30 years.
The Acoustics and Music Technology - BSc (Hons) will build on the long history of Acoustics and Music Technology at Edinburgh, while making the most of new developments and opportunities in these fast-moving fields. It will draw on expertise from a range of Schools across the University, taking particular advantage of the strengthening ties between the physical sciences and the creative arts.
This new degree programme will emphasise excellence in the core subjects that underpin the field of Acoustics and Music Technology, such as physics, computer programming, and audio signal processing. These will be brought together in the creative context of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary music department, providing students with the mind-set and experience to become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow, shaping the role of sound in human society.