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The study of music technology focuses on a combination of the technology used to produce music and creative music performance and research. In the music technology programme, you will become a highly skilled specialist in both music and technology. The department is a tight-knit unit of approximately 60 students.

In a nutshell

  • Target degree: bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music, master’s degree in musi
  • Scope of the degree: BA + MA, 180 + 150 credits (3 yrs. + 2.5 yrs.), master’s degree, 150 credits (2.5 yrs.)
  • Field of art: Music
  • Organiser: the Sibelius Academy
  • Next time to apply: January 2019 (new students admitted every other year)
  • Studies begin: at the start of the academic year in August
  • Person responsible for the degree programme: Head of Department Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski

Other teachers responsible for the education: Päivi Takala, Otto Romanowski, Miikka Huttunen, Alejandro Olarte, Matti Heinonen, Kalev Tiits, Andrew Bentley, Niko Laasonen

Music technology students will acquire the skills needed in order to pursue a career in the field of music in a wide range of professions, including sound engineer, producer, sound systems designer, concert mixer, composer of film, stage and game music or electro-acoustic music, sound artist, performer, designer of digital instruments, expert in digital sound processing, and developer of music technology tools. Something that all of these occupations have in common is that they require the knowledge of different music genres, sound material, sound behaviour and effects, music technology tools and work methods, as well as the listening of music on a wide scale and the ability to justify one’s own artistic choices. A degree in music technology can lead to a wide range of professions, which is why it’s all the more important that students take on an active role in building their own study and career paths. Gaining experience through international studies and traineeships is an important aspect in the student’s development.

Music technology studies are divided into focus areas, which all offer different perspectives into working as an expert in music technology.

  • Recording and sound/music production
  • Venue amplifying
  • Media and sonic arts
  • Electro-acoustic music
  • Building experimental instruments for sound art and performance
  • Tools for creative work in music and technology, methods and development work
  • Applied music
  • Music technology pedagogy

You will learn at least the basics of several of these focus areas and choose an area of specialisation by the time that you have moved over to master’s studies

 

Degree requirements

 

The music technology department provides teaching in small groups and one-to-one. The studies include studio work, lectures, workshops, and master classes. The teachers are experts from Finland and from abroad. One of the most important partners for the music technology department is the Aalto University’s media laboratory Sound in New Media. University of the Arts Helsinki’s music technology students can attend courses and workshops at the media laboratory and develop professional and social contacts with its students.

SAMA: Sound Art & Sonic Arts education

The education in sound art and sonic arts combines the knowledge of UniArts’ three academies: Sibelius Academy, the Academy of Fine Arts and Theatre Academy Helsinki. SAMA is a University of the Arts pilot program to develop mobility and collaboration between the academies.

Applications to the music technology programme are invited every two years, and seven to eight new students are accepted. The entrance examination in music technology has several stages. These include a written work demonstration, a written examination, practical workshops, and an interview with an audition on a musical instrument. The selection board is interested in the applicants’ musical and sound arts-related background, their motivation for music technology studies, their possible practical experience, and their artistic orientations.

After graduation, you’ll have the option to apply for doctoral studies in music and specialise in research-oriented doctoral studies, arts-oriented doctoral studies or applied doctoral studies. At the Sibelius Academy, you may complete a Licentiate of Music (LMus) degree and a Doctor of Music (DMus) degree. A master’s degree in music technology will also give you the eligibility to apply for doctoral studies in the same field at international universities.

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