Bachelor in Sound and Music Production

General

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Program Description

The Course

At Lincoln, our students can benefit from strong industry links, accreditation and extensive practical experience to help prepare them for a career in the exciting and innovative fields of sound and music production.

This course (formerly known as Audio Production) offers the opportunity to learn a variety of practical skills in areas including sound design; sound for film, TV and games; radio production and music production. Underpinned by critical studies and research, and with an emphasis on collaboration and hands-on experience, the course encourages and nurtures experimentation and creativity.

Students may have opportunities to work on paid commissions from external clients in order to develop their own CVs and portfolios.

Expert staff include industry professionals in music production, film and TV, radio, animation, games and experimental sound. Students also benefit from a range of masterclasses and talks by visiting speakers.

Accreditations

The quality and industry relevance of this course has been accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support organisation (JAMES). The Lincoln School of Film and Media is also proud to have a strong relationship with the BBC.

How You Study

Students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, theory and practice of sound and music production. This culminates in their own independent projects (two advanced pieces of client-based practice work), along with an extended piece of academic work in the form of a dissertation.

There is also the opportunity to take part in an exchange programme in the USA. Fees for the placement are included but students are responsible for travel, accommodation and general living costs.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, theory and practice of sound and music production. This culminates in their own independent projects (two advanced pieces of client-based practice work), along with an extended piece of academic work in the form of a dissertation.

There is also the opportunity to take part in an exchange programme in the USA. Fees for the placement are included but students are responsible for travel, accommodation and general living costs.

How You Are Assessed

Assessment on this course is by a range of practical production projects both individually and within groups and includes presentations and essays, reports and case studies. The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module.

In the first year, this breaks down to by 70% coursework, 26% practical exams, and 4% written exams. In the second year, it is 89% coursework and 11% practical exams. In the third year, it is 92% coursework and 8% practical exams.

The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BBC
  • International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities. Read less