Music Technologies

The curriculum and teaching staff make Music Technologies in KTU a unique study programme in Lithuania. Even though it seems that this programme combines two very different fields, nowadays technologies are an important part of music and entertainment industry. Students study musical language, copyright law, music production software, recording music, design of audio-visual advertisement. They learn the fundamentals of acoustics, sound technology and synthesis, interpretation and improvisation, working principles of electrical devices. During practice students are familiarised with audio-visual hardware and software, recording order, preparation for record publication, practical skills of music recording and producing sound for events using various audio equipment are acquired. Graduates of Music Technologies’ study programme find jobs easily as employers appreciate them greatly. Main employers are: TV, radio stations, concert service companies, sound recording studios, etc.

Entry requirements
Code 6121PX030
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Cycle First cycle
Field Music
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 3 y.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Arts
 

Values

Studies

Interdisciplinary study programme

This study programme connects music and technologies, and provides not only technical knowledge about audio software, applications and their usage, but also creative knowledge, obtained by producing music tracks in a recording studio.

Lecturers

Lecturers  are experienced professionals of their fields

The education personnel includes experienced researchers such as Rytis Ambrazevičius, Darius Kučinskas and Dario Martinelli, and also music producers such as Linas Adomaitis, Vytautas Kederys, Leonas Berezina. Moreover, some of the lecturers are composers and musicians, such as Antanas Jasenka, Motiejus Bazaras, Mykolas Bazaras and others.

Skills

Students learn by using world-renowned computer software

A particular focus is placed on learning and application of audio software in real situations. World-renowned programs are used during the study process, such as Cubase, Samplitude, Soundvision, Mapp XT, ArrayCalc and others.

Career

More than 80 % of the graduates find jobs in their specialty

According to the data by the Lithuanian Labour Exchange, no less than 80 % of the graduates of this study programme work in various TV networks, radio stations, musical and drama theatres, companies providing technical services for live events, and recording studios.

Infrastructure

Studies are not just theoretical

For the purposes of the study programme students use the KTU recording studio and a computer room specifically prepared for music production. The study process is not limited to just theoretical classes; social partners and alumni are invited as lecturers as well, so lectures take place in both the university and other places such as theatres, television networks, companies providing technical services for live events.

 

Skills

Music – rhythm, tempo, dynamics, concerts, records.
Sound – waves, vibrations, reflections, timbre.
Acoustics – instrumental, vocal, architectural.
Equipment – software, composition, editing, arrangement.
Sound recordings Audio recording for live events Music Education

Testimonials

Aleksandra Suchova

Sound Editor of LRT

 

The university degree I acquired in KTU was very beneficial in the start of my career. During the studies I developed not only the skill to apply the knowledge in my everyday work, but also to find and look for more opportunities, create a professional space where I can express myself. Diverse study programme provides knowledge of different areas of sound production, which helped in various projects, and made it easier to apply what I’ve learned in both TV broadcasting and while learning about the most interesting field of sound production for me, which is academic music. These studies also gave me an opportunity to meet and develop partnerships with interesting people, artists. Friendships and partnerships I’ve made during the studies were very valuable in my career.

Dalius Nomicas

Manager of UAB Midiaudio

 

We have employed a graduate of Music Technologies and we are satisfied with his work. He has the necessary qualification, enough experience, and found it easy to adapt to the workflow of the company. In general, every graduate of Music Technologies we’ve ever employed has been efficient in their job.

Career

Student’s competences

Knowledge of software and hardware of music technologies; Understanding of styles and genres of music; Planning and management of the processes of music recording and broadcasting.

 

Student’s skills

– Able to perform, edit audio recording and prepare it for release;

– Able to prepare and realise a plan for the event’s sound recording;

– Able to perform audio broadcasting works.

 

 

You may become

Sound editor and producer in film, theatre, television, and similar areas

Management of sound department;
Preparation and implementation of audio broadcasting and audio recording plans;
Preparation of audio recordings for distribution.

Sound editor of the events

Forming of the team responsible for the event’s technical maintenance;
Analysis of the event’s technical requirements, preparation and implementation of sound recording plans;
Planning of development of the company’s technical basis.

Sound director and producer in the record studio

To organise operation of the record studio;
To perform works of sound recording, editing and preparation for distribution;
To search for potential customers.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

 

Tuition fee

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 6139 €
Price per credit 102,32 €

 

Financial support