Sonology

The School offers the Bachelor of Music with 240 ECTS credits in the speciality of Sonology:

Teaching goals

Contents

Study plan

Professional Development

Teachers

Teaching goals

The Bachelor of Music, speciality in Sonology, is intended to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills for an excellent professional development in the area of musical technology within an eminently musical context, and to prepare them to critically face the many problems that technology causes when it supports the creation, transmission and dissemination of music in its different formats.

Contents

Sonology develops knowledge, technologies and tools in support of musical creation, dissemination and reception. It also deals with problems related to listening and understanding music both from a theoretical and an applied viewpoint.
This speciality involves introducing students to different means and technologies so that they can learn to work in an organised, efficient manner in a recording studio to detect and resolve problems with the different technologies available, to make gesture and musical control interfaces, to plan and perform musical productions, to create and transform sounds with creative purposes or in support of soundtracks or multimedia productions and to develop computer software to support musical creation, amongst other things.

Study plan

The study plan comprises the basic training subjects, the compulsory specialities, the optional specialities and the degree final project.
Within the compulsory specialities, which include subjects common to all specialities such as instrumental and complementary training and band music, the greatest weight falls on applied technologies and specific and acoustic technical training, which include subjects such as:

  • Musical recording techniques and postproduction
  • Musical Informatics and programming
  • Sound synthesis and processing
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Electronics
  • Sound design

Professional Development

Graduates can work professionally in sonology in different contexts such as recording, voicing, musical production, sound assemblies, design of soundtracks, design of computer tools to support composers and creators, and research and development on musical technologies.
The acquired technical and analytical knowledge enables graduates to go on to postgraduate studies.

Teachers

The Department of Sonology has qualified teachers diversified in knowledge, professional experience and areas of specialisation in the world of musical technology. With this diverse teaching staff, students can choose the lines of work that best meet their interests.
Every three months, the School is visited by guest professionals and researchers at the Sonology Seminar to give students the opportunity to come into contact with different options, focuses, problems and tendencies of the professional and academic worlds.
The department also encourages participation in extracurricular activities organised by the School or its teachers, where students are able to put into practice the knowledge they have acquired in the different subjects.