Sound Technology at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts - UCAS

Course summary

Our course takes a wide view of what working with sound means, to create the next generation of audio professionals able to work across the entire audio industry: recorded sound, live sound, film and TV, gaming and emergent technology. In your first year you establish the solid foundations required to develop and progress throughout the course. From the second year onwards as your skills advance and you use more sophisticated technology you select areas of study that reflect your aspirations, strengths and interests. Number of places available each year: 34


/ YEAR ONE: Technical Foundations - core (30 credits) / Audio Practice - core (30 credits) / Live Sound 1 - core (30 credits) / Sound for Picture - core (15 credits) / Collaborative Technical Project - core (15 credits) / // YEAR TWO: Advanced Technical Studies - core (30 credits) / Professional Preparation - core (15 credits) / Live Sound 2 - option (30 credits) / Music Recording – option (30 credits) / Audio Post Production - option (30 credits) / Music Production – option (15 credits) / Sound Design for Theatre – option (15 credits) / Broadcast Audio – option (15 credits) /// YEAR THREE: Final Portfolio - core (60 credits) / Professional Preparation 2 – core (15 credits) / Advanced Live Sound – option (30 credits) / Advanced Post Production – option (30 credits) / Advanced Studio Production – option (30 credits) / Game Audio – option (30 credits) / Lighting, Rigging and Power - option (15 credits) / Location Recording – option (15 credits) / Video Production – option (15 credits)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through exams, written papers or presentations, practical production work and continuous assessment. In your third year, you complete a research project in an area which is of interest to you and relevant to your intended career path. Practical work forms the largest percentage of your assessed work. Practical/written work ratio 65% practical work / 35% written assignments/exams work.

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:

  • Year 1

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Additional LIPA Sound Technology Application Form

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

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £19500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £19500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Sound Technology at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts - UCAS