Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sound Engineering and Production with Professional Placement Year

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Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and Production course, with a Professional Placement Year gives you the option to complete one-year of work experience in industry after your second year of study, so that you graduate with both knowledge and experience in your chosen field. This course will provide you with the creative skills and versatility you need to succeed in a constantly evolving, challenging industry. You’ll have access to world-class facilities so that you can experiment with music production, sound engineering, audio electronics and much more. Available in the UK to home and international students, the course enables you to study a diverse programme, ensuring students are incredibly well equipped for employment within the industry once completing their degree. Our students come from around the world and our Sound Engineering and Production course reflects this diversity. What's covered in the course? This course has been designed to meet the requirements found within the audio industry, providing a dynamic study programme that focuses on live and studio sound engineering, audio electronics, audio software engineering, acoustics and business principles. This combination of subjects ensures you’ll be employable in a range of career paths. You’ll be able to use technology to assist in the capture and manipulation of sound. Our course combines practical, hands-on training with theoretical and academic understanding, giving you a holistic conception of sound technology. Audio engineering is a highly dynamic sector, driven by rapid technological advancement. We will ensure that you have the skills to develop and maintain the next generation of models for production, performance and measurement. You will develop key transferable skills, such as teamwork, reflection and self-awareness. You’ll also gain analytical skills through coursework tasks, as well as enhancing your problem solving using a range of systems and technologies. Throughout the duration of your course you will be presented with several chances to gain hands-on industry experience, through musical festivals, events and much more. As a Sound Engineering and Production student you will receive the opportunity to undertake trips through the Live Sound Society. Why Choose Us?Range of industry opportunities - Graduates of this course have successfully entered the audio industry, working in live sound, software development, production, sound design and audio post, through to product development, acoustic consultancy and education.   • Preparation for employment  - This course will prepare you for the range of technology-orientated career paths in the highly dynamic audio technology environment. Our students have gone to work with companies such as Eurotec International and BBC.    • Get real life work experience - This course has the option of a sandwich year which you can take between your second and final year. Plus, you will have the option to join our Curzon Software House and take part in industry projects over summer to build up skills for your CV. • Members of WISE -  Inspiring female talent in physics and computing.   • State-of-the-art campus and facilities  - You’ll be taught across our three City Centre Campuses that include; Millennium Point, which has recently had a £6.5 million investment in facilities; the £57 million Royal Birmingham Conservatoire; and £62 million Parkside Campus. Find out more about our campuses.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
1093
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Millennium Point Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

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

Unistats information

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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
International £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sound Engineering and Production with Professional Placement Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS