Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Do you have a passion for live music? Are you hoping to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry? This practical and skills- based live event technology degree will help you develop a high level of working knowledge, leaving you fully equipped to install, operate and customise audio, video and lighting systems and pursue a range of careers in the music and live events industry. The live events industry has seen a surge of technology advances in the last 10 years, with live performances forming a backbone for the music industry. This degree supports you to develop the skills for an exciting career in the technical side of events, where there is great demand for skilled engineers and technicians. Throughout your studies you will have the chance to build specialist skills with practical learning opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities; from our Dolby Atmos Cinema to our HD outside broadcast vehicle. This gives you first-hand experience of the time and quality pressures associated with outside broadcasting and live events. With the crossover between audio and visual technologies and the move to audio over IP being more prominent than ever within the live events industry, you will understand the technologies from rigging to operation utilising our close industry links throughout your programme of study. The course has a strong focus on helping you improve your employability. As such, past students have been given regular opportunities to conduct work experience at live music and sporting events. These opportunities have included work at some of the UK’s biggest music festivals including Glastonbury and IOW festival. Live event technology at Solent aims to encompass all areas of live events and as such students will have access to a plethora of equipment and facilities to work with in their time here. What does this course lead to?** Students graduating from this course can secure roles as freelance sound and lighting engineers or be employed in roles within live events and outside broadcasting companies or audio/visual technicians designing and implementing systems. Who is this course for? The course is ideal for those looking to gain hands-on experience in the creation and installation of modern audio, video and lighting systems for events of all sizes. Technical theory and operation practice is introduced in a practical and applied manner.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Audio Production Introduction to Acoustics Engineering Principles Electronic Fundamentals Video Production Computing and Networking YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Audio Systems Live Sound Techniques Project Management Media Formats Event Technology YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (Please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Practical Electronics Audio Post Production YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Live Sound Technologies Audio Systems Design Project Event Management YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Transducer Design Sound for Games Media Networks and Communications
This course is assessed via presentations, written assignments, practical work and in class tests.
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
For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
Additional entry requirements
All applicants will be required to attend an interview.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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