Audio Engineers play a key role in the global success of the UK’s entertainment industry. This course centres around your creative use of audio technology, the way sound is captured, produced, mixed and delivered. If you have a passion for music, film and sound design then this is the course for you. Audio Engineering & Production deals directly with music production, post-production for film and television and sound design. With a strong emphasis on high standards of practical work, well-developed written and verbal communication, this course provides the right vocational-academic blend for industry or postgraduate study. We take a flexible approach to your teaching and learning, building on successful strategies driven by industry trends. It is very important to develop your ability to work and collaborate both face-to-face and online. These are vital and forward-looking employment skills recommended by our industry partners in the Futureworks’ Industry Advisory Group. Lectures, workshops and tutorials take place in our fully equipped labs and studios. Flexible access to studio and practical facilities, enables students to establish, practice and develop their work using professional level hardware and software. Relevant hardware and software training will be provided during studio, workshop and lecture sessions to support student work at all levels. Commended for our course design and real-world briefs, the success of this course owes most to our experienced and professional tutor team, our extensive industry compliant facilities, smaller class sizes and of course our students at the heart of the Futureworks creative community.
HE Level 4 (Year 1): The first year of the course introduces you to our recording studios, examining the roles of the Studio Recording Engineer and Music Producer. Understanding how music is captured, layered, edited and mixed is the foundation - all other roles and skills build upon this. Modules include: Recording and Production 1 (40 credits) Mixing and Delivering Music (20 credits) Digital Tools and Workflow (20 credits)--Contextual Research (20 Credits) Career and Portfolio Development (20 credits) HE Level 5 (Year 2): Building on music production skills and techniques from Year One, the teaching and learning in Year Two moves up a level to include post production - creating sound for film, television and video games. Modules include: Mixing for Picture (40 credits) Digital Tools and Workflow 2 (20 credits) Recording and Production 2 (20 credits) Research Project (20 credits) Post Production (20 credits) HE Level 6 (Year 3): Career and progression are hot topics in Year 3 as your focus shifts from university life to industry or postgraduate study. Drawing upon your experience so far, this is the time create your best work, to make the biggest impact on your chosen path - something we call exit velocity. Modules include: Recording and Production 3 (20 credits) Mastering and delivery (20 credits) Dissertation (20 credits) Professional Portfolio Management (20 credits) Honours Project (40 credits)
Throughout your course you will be assessed primarily on your creative use of technology. The emphasis is on practical submissions accompanied by presentations and written work in the form of supporting documentation and essays. Practical exercises and studio driving tests during studio or workshop-based sessions will be used as a means for students to monitor their progress along the way in order to help develop more formal assessment work. Regular tutorials, group workshops and seminars allow students to seek advice, get valuable feedback and monitor their development across all aspects of the course.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
We are unable to accept applications from students requiring a Student visa.
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English language requirements
GCSE level 4 & above or equivalent
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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