HKU

The programs of HKU Music and Technology focus on the fields of work in music, media and technology. Important subjects are composition, performance, music production and music technology.

These courses are taught in Dutch. There are some exchange possibilities available for students in the 2nd and 3rd year of the study program. They will be supervised in English.

To apply for the regular 4-year bachelor program you must be able to function in the Dutch language.

Audio Design

The course is made up of musical education, music production and music technology. You also acquire knowledge and skills related to production processes, cooperation, research & development, reporting, publishing and presenting.

Composition Electronic Music

This Bachelor of Music course educates composers inspired by new musical concepts and compositional methods using technology. The focus is on composing ‘organized sound’, which can be played live or produced in a studio.

Composition for the Media

This Bachelor of Music course educates composers of music used in film, tv, theater, dance, advertising, animation, documentary, radio, internet, games or dvd-rom. The focus is on modern music production methods.

Composition and Music Production

This Bachelor of Music course educates musicians with a personal vision on the composition and production of music. Using modern music production methods, you will start to create live performances of your musical productions and compositions.

Music Design for Games and Interaction

This Bachelor of Music course educates composers and sound designers. The focus is on creating music and/or sound for adaptive systems such as computer games, interactive or adaptive installations and for theatre productions. You will design systems and continue to develop them from a musical point of view.

Sound Design

You are trained as a sound designer. A sound designer designs a total sound concept, for example for a feature film, computer game or theatrical performance. You learn to think in terms of concepts, composition and production. The education therefore consists of musical training, music production subjects and subjects in the area of tone and sound. You learn to use hardware and software in the area of music and sound. You also acquire knowledge and skills related to production processes, cooperation, research and development, reporting, publishing and presenting.