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Music Technology BA (Hons) (top-up from FdA)

To develop enhanced skills in music technology through creative and academic study. There is focus on collaborative practice and research culminating in a dissertation level project of ones own choosing focussing on professionalism and advanced critical thinking.

Valided by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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MehoolComing from a musical background and with a passion for playing Indian percussion instruments, studying music was an obvious choice for Mehool. He studied Level 2 and Level 3 Music Technology at Bedford College after leaving school and then moved on to the Foundation Degree.

“I looked at going to sixth form after my GCSEs, but the facilities at Bedford College were so much better than anywhere else locally. The tutors were very helpful and pushed you to do your best, even though I had to adjust from using Windows to Apple with the College’s industry standard equipment!”.  

Mehool not only learnt all the theory and practical skills during his time at College, he also discovered his ‘signature’ sound while working on his major project. “We had to produce our own album from scratch, which allowed us to be very creative. Mine was called ‘East Meets West’ and is a blend of Indian heritage and Hip Hop, Dance and House styles. I also really enjoyed the Music & Media unit, which is all about composing music for commercial purposes such as TV adverts”.

Mehool is already working with some artists under a small record label and his next steps are to top up his qualification to a full degree at the University of West London and eventually become a record producer.  

Mehool - Music Technology Foundation Degree


Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 5 FdA in Music Technology or HND in Music Technology.

Course content

Confirmed units: 

  • Sound and Music Collaboration 
  • Research Development and Industry 
  • Post Production for Sound and Image 
  • Final Music Technology Project

Trips are arranged throughout the year and a range of guest speakers/lecturers are invited in. There is a large emphasis on collaborative practice where learners will work with other courses, students and external clients.

Assessment methods

Assessment will take the form of practical music production, essays, presentations and active research. Teaching methods include practical workshops, lectures, tutorials, seminars and group/individual support.


BA (Hons) Music Technology

Further study and career options

Course progression: Masters courses (level 7) in Music Technology or related field.

Career progression: Careers in Music Producing, Audio/Sound/Recording Engineering, Artist, Composer, Songwriter, Session Musician, Sound Designer, Foley Artist, Manager, Publisher, Label Owner, Marketing, Promotion, Publishing, Events, Teaching.

Additional information

During the course you will need to attend College two days a week. Additional study will be required outside College, and we also provide access to facilities outside normal timetable hours.

The only additional cost will be for a set of overear headphones, portable flash storage and travel to events. Students will be informed of costs prior to the trips.

To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code B23 and the course code W390. Visit or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Course Information & How to Apply

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 28/09/2020 £9250 Cauldwell Street BBL1666


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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