Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Audio Production (Technology, Music, Sound Design)

General

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Program Description

About this course

  • Duration3 Years
  • Term StartSeptember 2020
  • Entry RequirementsUCAS points required 64*

This is equivalent to two C’s at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent.

*We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points if we have evidence of your potential from your application or interview/audition.

This course covers the fundamentals of audio production and engineering, studio and live music production, and sound design for theatre, film, TV, radio, interactive digital media productions (VR, AR and games).

You will specialise in one or more of these areas and study for a BA or a BSc qualification, depending on whether you are more interested in the technical and audio engineering aspects, or in the creative and design aspects of the course.

Why choose this course?

  • Join a comprehensive programme covering audio and music production, and sound design.
  • Specialise in audio engineering, recorded and live music production, sound design for theatre, film and TV, or audio for interactive media like video games and VR / AR.
  • Develop technical skills and creative awareness, and explore your interests through taught classes and a wide range of creative projects.
  • Share sessions with students from other programmes, to learn about the creative, media and performance industries.
  • Deliver your own personal or collaborative projects inside and outside the College.
  • Benefit from our extensive network of industry experts who will work with you on projects as you learn specialist skills.
  • Build your knowledge through industry placements.
  • Develop your professional practice and identity in order to build a successful career.
  • In your final year, study for a more technical BSc or a more creative BA qualification.

Employability & Industry

Upon graduating, you will be equipped with the skills to progress into the industry to work in music, theatre, live events, film, TV, radio, games and Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).

Example of graduate occupations include:

  • Live and studio mixing engineer
  • Sound designer for theatre, film and TV
  • Audio and music producer
  • Audio technologist for theatre, film, TV, games and VR/AR
  • Sound artist
  • Studio and production manager
  • Game audio specialist

This course also prepares you for postgraduate study and research & development career paths in the audio industry.

Fee and Application Information

How to Apply

2020 Entry

We are still actively recruiting for our 2020 entry and we would welcome your application. UCAS will categorise your application as late but we are very happy to accept such applications and can guarantee you an interview. 

Please apply for 2020 entry via UCAS

2020/2021 Fees

  • UK/EU Students - £9,250
  • International Students - £18,000

For this course, International Students (non-UK/EU) are eligible for a bursary of £2,000.  

For this course, International Students (non-UK/EU residents) are eligible to apply for a bursary of £6,000 over three years.  

Course content

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Audio production principles
  • Sound design (introduction to aesthetics/creative audio concepts covering Technology / Music / Sound Design)
  • Production practice

Year 2 (Level 5):

  • Advanced audio practice
  • Specialist Audio Practice (Elective 2 out of 3 from Technology / Music / Sound Design)
  • Production practice
  • Research methodology

Year 3 (Level 6):

  • Independent research project which can be a dissertation or a practical piece of work with a commentary
  • Industry placement
  • Professional preparation, including an opportunity to prepare a portfolio
  • Specialist practice – either creative pathway or technical / engineering pathway leading to a BA or BSc major project
Last updated Aug 2020

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