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Course summary

With entrepreneurial skills at its core, our audio production degree aims to give you the best chance of turning your passion for audio into a thriving career, with modules on professional development, industry knowledge and generating revenue through creative income streams, running through all three years of the degree course. Whether you see yourself as a sound engineer developing audio content for film, games and TV, or collaborating on tracks with other music producers and musicians, our Entrepreneurial Audio Production degree will help you achieve your aspirations through modern, relevant training delivered by our passionate, industry-active tutors. Based in Manchester, you’ll have access to a range of professional-level recording and mixing facilities at Spirit Studios, incorporating sound engineering and music production equipment only found in the most prestigious facilities, including AMS Neve, Avid, PMC and much more. About Spirit Studios Spanning over four decades of iconic music history in Manchester, our early days as a commercial recording studio and rehearsal space saw the likes of local legends The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Simply Red and many more passing through our doors. Spirit Studios then became the first music production and sound engineering school in the UK (formerly known as School of Sound Recording), and since then we’ve continued to nurture the next generation of producers, engineers, artists and business owners. Our purpose-built facilities, expert insight, professionally active tutors and creative partnerships enable us to offer the most up to date and relevant training, and provide you with real career opportunities.

Modules

YEAR 1: • Audio Recording Skills • Project Studio Set Up • Digital Composition Techniques • Professional Development • Sound for Visual Media YEAR 2: • Audio Mixing Skills • Audio Post Production Techniques • Sound Design for Games • Entrepreneurial Skills and Industry Experience YEAR 3: • Advanced Recording and Mixing • Audio Mastering • Advanced Post Production • Advanced Game Audio Practice • Career Development 3

Assessment method

We pride ourselves on providing a variety of assessment methods; these are balanced between industry standards and an academic range that is aimed at varied student profiles and abilities. Some modules may include on overall portfolio, others may have several varied assessments that encompass practical and written elements. Students may work on a solo project or also have the opportunity to work collaboratively in class or within external partnerships. All portfolios and written material are submitted electronically via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), practical exams are undertaken within studio or venue settings on a live basis. Feedback is delivered electronically directly to the student in a written and matrix format. There is opportunity to discuss your feedback in a one-to-one tutorial. We use a variety of the following assessment methods: • Portfolios • Practical coursework • Practical Exams • Presentations • Written Tests • Written Reports • Written Essays • Professional Discussions • Viva Voce


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W391
Institution code:
C30
Campus name:
Spirit Studios
Campus code:
Z

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
62%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Entrepreneurial Audio Production at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS