If you see yourself as a producer or sound engineer and want to focus on studio-based production, this BA (Hons) Music Production and Sound Engineering degree will give you the skills, knowledge and industry experience to master the studio at a professional level. The perfect blend of creativity and technical expertise, our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree has been meticulously designed to transform you into a highly skilled music producer and sound engineer equipped with the expertise and confidence to record and produce music at the highest level. Master recording techniques, composition, modern production methods, and sound engineering principles while exploring the diverse world of music and audio. Stay ahead of the curve with our cutting-edge modules on Immersive Audio and Innovation in Sound, delving into the world of object-based audio, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos, and learning how to harness the power of sound in real-world environments. In addition to the technical skills, you’ll explore idea generation, workflow, and project management, which will enable you to be productive with your skills and prepare you for a career in the music industry. You will also learn about the various revenue streams available in the music industry, equip you with the skills needed to take advantage of these income opportunities. Throughout your studies you’ll have access to a substantial guest lecture programme with topics ranging from demonstration and instruction in new technology to personal viewpoints and techniques from experienced professional practitioners. This course is taught by dBs and awarded by Falmouth University.
YEAR 1 In Year 1 of your music production and sound engineering degree, you’ll be introduced to the fundamental skills that make a great sound engineer through practical and theoretical study. You’ll grow through an exploration of studio practice, creative recording techniques, mixing, and develop your understanding of music production as a whole through practical and analytical study. We’ll also introduce you to the audio industry and examine the key factors that go into a successful career as a sound engineer. Modules ● Studio Practice ● Music Production ● Production Analysis ● Mixing ● Creative Recording Techniques ● Industry Foundations YEAR 2 In Year 2 of your degree, you will begin to expand your skill set through several advanced modules focusing on music production, mixing and mastering. These modules will be complimented by the introduction to the world of acoustics and immersive audio, which will introduce you to new and innovative techniques that can be applied to your own processes. You’ll continue to develop your industry knowledge through the examination and completion of commercial briefs and will also conduct research which will provide the foundations for one of your final year projects. Modules ● Advanced Music Production ● Immersive Audio ● Advanced Mixing & Mastering ● Applied Acoustics ● Industry Practice ● Research Practice YEAR 3 In the final year of your music production and sound engineering degree, you will have the opportunity to channel everything you’ve learnt in the first two years into a series of larger projects that are directly linked to your specialism within music production and sound engineering. You’ll be given the freedom to identify, research and realise a project that resonates with your passions and expertise, alongside a more experimental and innovative approach to music and sound creation. You will also produce an extended research project, which can take the form of either a full written dissertation or a practical research project. Modules ● Innovation: Exploration ● Innovation: Realisation ● Investigation ● Professional Portfolio Development ● Professional Portfolio Delivery ● Research Project Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
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We regret that this course is not available to international applicants who would require a Student Visa. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
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