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Course summary

Gain an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles behind the capture and manipulation of sound. You will develop and enhance your skills through our excellent sound recording, mixing and mastering facilities, as well as our state-of-the-art radio and television studios. You will also benefit from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s £57 million teaching and performance facility, a first of its kind for the digital age offering the perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary creativity. Designed to meet the requirements of the audio industry, Sound Engineering and Production will provide you with a dynamic study programme that focuses on live and studio sound engineering, audio electronics, audio software engineering, acoustics and business principles. The combination of subjects you will explore helps you to be employable in a range of career paths. You will also deal directly with industry as part of our THELMA-nominated Industry Industrial Mentors initiative, enabling you to gain confidence in your skills and prepare for life after graduation. Our wide-ranging professional partnerships provide you with the opportunity to interact with leading industry figures, as well as the chance to undertake valuable work placements in the field of audio technology, sound engineering and live sound. Travelling abroad and broadening your horizons may also be an option. Foundation Year The foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your academic and interpersonal skills while developing your subject knowledge further to support you to success on your academic path. By studying a foundation year, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.

How to apply

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Millennium Point Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Sound Engineering and Production with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS