BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering & Production
Award: Bachelor of Science Honours Degree
Duration: 3 years, full time
Start Date: September 2013
Fees: Click here for Fee information
UCAS Code: J9W3 (Campus Code: T)
Institution Code: C30
Applications should be submitted through UCAS
Application Deadline: 15th January 2013
Aims of the Audio Engineering Degree Course
• To create the next generation of audio professionals.
• To create audio specialists able to work in a contemporary environment, drawing on a critical appreciation of key technological and historical developments underpinning the creative production process.
• To produce audio engineers who can meet creative and technical challenges within the commercial constraints of production resources
• To produce audio engineers with the skills to interpret briefs, using investigative and analytical strategies to implement solutions which meet industry standards.
• To develop and nurture an awareness of the audio engineer’s role and responsibilities within the media industry as an individual and as part of a team.
• To equip audio engineers with the skills and knowledge to address professional challenges within a multi-media industry.
• To equip audio engineers with the capability to build and sustain a path of personal and career development
The BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering & Production course was created in response to an industry-wide demand for audio production specialists with the right skills to work in today’s media industry. Focusing on subjects that support and develop skills in the three key areas; music production, game audio and sound for film & TV, this course aims to create a generation of audio engineers able to take on the creative and technological challenges presented by a rapidly expanding media sector, ultimately producing strong graduates with highly desirable skills and employment potential.
As with all Futureworks courses, you’ll spend a large amount of time learning by working in our state-of-the-art facilities, in this case of this course using a range of industry-standard hardware and software across 7 recording studios, workstation labs and edit suites stocked with industry names such as Neve, SSL, Icon, Neumann, AKG, Urei and many more besides. Upon graduation you will achieve not only a recognised degree qualification, but will also be equipped with a strong portfolio of production work focussed on gaining employment in your chosen career sector.
• Recording & production
• Mixing & delivering music
• Certified Pro Tools training
• Mixing for film
• Game audio
• Post production
• Video editing for audio engineers
• History of sound recording
Lectures, workshops and tutorials take place in our fully equipped classrooms and studios. Regular access to studio and practical facilities, allow students to establish, practice and develop their work using professional level hardware and software. Relevant hardware and software training will be provided during studio, workshop and lecture sessions to support student work at all levels.
The majority of your coursework is assessed through practical submissions, presentations and written work in the form of supporting documentation and essays.
Practical exercises and studio driving tests during studio or workshop based sessions will be used as a means for the students monitor their progress along the way in order to help develop more formal assessment work.
Regular tutorials, group workshops and seminars allow students to seek advice, get valuable feedback and monitor their development across all aspects of the course.
The transferable skills gained through the BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering & Production course allow graduates to move into a variety of careers and be well equipped for work within the creative industries. The subject specialist skills and knowledge lead to a variety of exciting technical and creative roles within the audio industry including: Recording Engineer, Music Producer, Pro Tools Operator, Mix Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Game Audio Designer, Studio Management, Sound Recordist, Sound Effects Editor, Dialogue Editor, Sound Designer, Dubbing Mixer, Foley Recording Engineer, and many more besides including a range of roles within the education sector.
Specific entry requirements for this course are:
• 240 UCAS Points
• Candidates whose applications result in an offer of interview may wish to prepare and bring appropriate supporting evidence in the form of a portfolio of work or, where prior experience is not appropriate prepare documentation outlining their interest in the subject area.
We expect all applicants to have a proven interest in sound production. Knowledge of the basic use of computers (Mac or PC) and relevant software will be helpful, but it is not essential for you be expert in these areas before starting the course. More important is a proven and passionate interest in being creative with sound, production tools, techniques and associated technologies. A willingness to explore new ideas is important alongside creativity and a positive attitude to study.