Rose Bruford College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Audio Production (Technology/Music/Sound Design)

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Course summary

Reasons to study Audio Production • A comprehensive programme covering audio and music production, and sound design for live music, theatre, film,TV, radio, games and VR/AR. • Develop technical skills and creative awareness, and explore your interests through taught classes and a wide range of creative projects. • Specialise in audio engineering, recorded and live music production or sound design for theatre, film, TV, video games and VR/AR. • In your final year, study for a technical BSc or a creative BA qualification. • 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. • Deliver your own personal or collaborative projects inside and outside the College. • Share sessions with students from other programmes, to learn about the creative, media and performance industries. • Develop your professional practice and identity in order to build a successful career. Career opportunities Graduates will enter the industry equipped to work as music and audio producers, live and studio mixing engineers, sound designers, sound artists and studio and production managers.

Course details

Modules

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. 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 Please visit our website to view the programme and module specifications in detail: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/audio-production-ba-bsc-hons/

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design, management and technical arts. We also run short-term courses, summer schools and foundation programmes for international students who are looking for a shorter period of study. You will be studying close to London and have easy access to the amazing culture, restaurants and theatre there. When you study with us, you will join students from more than 25 different countries, and develop skills that could take your career all over the world. We have links worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our international students web page and guide useful: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/join/international-students/ We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/join/visit-and-experience/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Widening Access and Contextual Admissions: Rose Bruford College is committed to widening access. We encourage applications from all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of your background, and ensure that no groups are disadvantaged during the application process. We welcome students from all educational backgrounds. For instance, we look at your age, whether you declare a disability, whether you have spent time in care, the area in which you live and, if appropriate, the relative performance of the school you attend. 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.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

For portfolio guidance, please visit: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/join/portfolio/


English language requirements

You must achieve a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each component or a Secure English Language Test (SELT) equivalent to this score. We accept all Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) as approved by the UKVI.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £18000* Year 1
International £18000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the tuition fees quoted are for September 2021 entry. The tuition fees for September 2022 entry have not been published yet.

Sponsorship information

1) Rose Bruford College Bursaries for UK Students: We will offer £600 financial support for each year of the course in the form of a bursary to all students who come from households below the median income level (£29,400). This information is provided to the student loan company who communicate it to our student services team so once confirmed you will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible. 2) International Student Bursaries for School of Design, Management & Technical Arts Programmes: Each year, Rose Bruford College awards one bursary to an international student as they commence their study on an undergraduate programme within its School of Design, Management and Technical Arts (DMTA). The bursaries, with a value of £2,000 each year for three years (total £6,000) are part of the College’s commitment to making high-quality professional training and education in theatre and the entertainment industries available to students from anywhere in the world. International students, who have international student fee status and have been offered a place on a programme within the School of DMTA may apply for the bursary before starting their studies with us. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Audio Production (Technology/Music/Sound Design) at Rose Bruford College - UCAS