University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Professional Sound and Video Technology

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Revolutionary digital technologies are helping audiences control how and when they enjoy media experiences. Build the creative skills to produce digital media content that reaches audiences with our BSc (Hons) Professional Sound and Video Technology degree. Now is an exciting time to choose a career in this creative industry, as dynamic platforms create more engaging music, video and gaming content. If you’re fascinated by media production and technology, and want to create the best in digital media, our course can help to succeed. Accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), you’ll be educated to the highest industry standards. You’ll study theoretical and practical modules drawn from a spectrum of visual and audio fields. Get to grips with the technical elements of audio systems, live sound and studio production. Explore the creative side of advanced audio production, interactive media and sound design. Choose specialisms that may include spatial audio, animated graphics or television engineering. During your studies, you’ll be based at our MediaCityUK campus, the hub of media production in the North and an ideal place to develop a media industry career. We’re next door to the BBC, ITV and the home of Coronation Street. Our students take advantage of this enviable location, working on live projects and gaining work experience on flagship programmes, such as Blue Peter, Comic Relief, Children in Need and X Factor. There are excellent career prospects in audio-related industries, including live/studio broadcasting, acoustic consultancy, product development (R&D) and AV and gaming audio engineering. Course alumni have established careers with Abbey Road Studios, BSkyB, Virgin Media, Vodaphone and the BBC. Our Audio/Sound Technology and Acoustics courses scored 91% for learning resources in the National Student Survey 2020 (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data) Features • Manage content production using our edit suites, TV studios and ProTools equipped sound recording studio with the opportunity to be an Avid Certified User • Build experience with the University’s TV channel QuaysNews and master classes delivered by industry experts from Avid, Adobe, Autodesk and Dolby • Learn how to make high quality, interactive web sites and produce 2D and 3D animations • Develop collaboration and communication skills through group and individual projects. Find out more from our course alumni, Isabel:

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The course is split between production and theory elements. Your learning is to provide you with both operational skills to generate media content and the technical knowledge needed to deliver this content to an audience. Year one modules may include: Introduction to Television Production, Audio Systems, Live Sound Connections, Studio Production, Music Technology Systems, Web Content Creation. Year two modules may include: Television Production, Advanced Audio Production, Sound Design, Web technologies, Creative Media Production, Freelancing and Careers Skills. Year three modules may include: Television Engineering, Animate Graphics, Spatial Audio, Mastering, Project.

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  • Year 1

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Professional Sound and Video Technology at University of Salford - UCAS