Audio and Music Technology with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

Looking for the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art recording studios, with industry-standard equipment? What about a course that will help you develop a network of industry contacts before even starting your career? BSc (Hons) Audio and Music Technology provides a deep dive into the technical side of making music. You’ll work with industry experts and master the arts of producing music. You will have opportunities to use everything from our cutting-edge Dolby Atmos Studio to an array of traditional audio recording equipment. This course has an initial Foundation Year, which will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto your undergraduate degree. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? BNU has been delivering courses in the music industry for over 25 years. We have a wealth of expertise from within our network of lecturing staff, guest speakers, and alumni, all with a track record of success in a wide variety of roles in the music business internationally. The course lecturers have a massive amount of experience. They have millions of record sales between them as engineers. The entire music department at BNU has fantastic industry links with the likes of Harman/JBL, Focusrite and Dolby. Our Dolby Atmos studio is 2nd to none in the UK education sector. What will I study? BSc (Hons) Audio and Music Technology will equip you with the technical, theoretical, and practical skills necessary for employment in the creative industries. The course covers various aspects of audio and music technology, including the science of sound, sound theory, studio production, creative coding, immersive audio techniques, critical listening, sound design, and live audio production. You'll also conduct original research in areas like sound design, audio production, and technology-based projects. This will allow you to hone your academic skills, through independent learning. We aim to help improve your entrepreneurial and networking skills and help you build a strong portfolio to kickstart your career. What facilities can I use? Our state-of-the-art recording studios and Dolby Atmos certified sound lab, give you access to the space and technology you need. From individual edit rooms up to large Pro Tools Ultimate studios with attached live rooms and vocal booths, we have it all to help you gain hands-on experience.

  • Studio 1 boasts a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 speaker system and an Avid S6 console. We are one of the first Universities in the UK to adopt Dolby Atmos into a music environment. Find out more about Studio 1 in this tour.
  • Studio 2 features an Audient ASP8024 Mixing desk, with outboard equipment by Neve, Universal Audio, Teletronix, Focusrite, Tegler, Maag, Manley and others. It also has monitoring by Genelec and Adam Audio.
  • Studio three and the Electronic Music Studio are based around Avid S3/S4 control surfaces and UAD Apollo x8 audio interfaces.
  • The edit booths are equipped with microphone preamps from Avid.
  • Our microphone stock includes Sennheiser, Neumann, AKG, Shure, Rode and Electrovoice.
  • Studio monitoring includes 5.1 systems by Genelec and stereo systems by KRK.
All studios feature a full range of plug-ins including RX3, Ozone6, Komplete and Speakerphone. We have other top-quality suppliers, including Midas, Focusrite, Novation and AC Lighting, so you can get your hands on the same tools as the best in the business. Visit this course on our website for full details of our studio equipment.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

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Audio and Music Technology with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS