Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Live Sound Glyndwr University, Wrexham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

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Ever since amplified music became mainstream, the technology used for performance by musicians has become more and more complex. This has been compounded by the increased use of digital equipment that has subsequently added layers of technicality that have raised the level of understanding required in order to work effectively in the industry. In turn, this has created many opportunities for graduates in this area.

Students will:

develop in-depth knowledge and practical skills to design and operate professional sound systems in a range of live event situations, from small club tours to festivals.
have opportunities to develop their CVs and experience at Focus Wales music festival, hosted partly in our Centre for Creative Industries and broadcast the performers on our own YouTube Channel, Glyndŵr TV.

• Great on-campus facilities including two theatres, a radio station (Calon 105FM) and a BBC specification TV studio and production facility.
• A complete calendar of live events throughout the year that can be used to build your experience in order to prepare you for work in the industry
• Small class sizes and friendly, approachable staff
• A large scale recording studio that has 24/7 access for students

Course details

Modules

The course will be based upon lectures with practical demonstrations throughout that are supplemented by practical sessions applying the techniques covered.

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Level four will provide a grounding in key skills and attributes. These are designed to allow the student to understand the context of the industry.

MODULES

Introduction to Audio
Audio Visual Science
Personal Professional and Academic Skills
Single Camera Production
Creative Futures 1
Live Sound

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

At Level Five, the grounding is taken to a higher level of technical understanding and application.

MODULES

Theatre Technology
Loudspeaker Operational Principles
Studio Design
Interactive Music Systems
Creative Futures 2
Research Methods

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

Level six is the culmination of your Undergraduate Studies and concentrates on advanced topics. This year also allows for the student to concentrate on a particular topic or project as a major element of their degree.

MODULES

Collaborative Project
Audio Networking
Live Systems
Creative Futures 3
Project or Dissertation (Option)

Assessment method

There is a range of assessment methods used for this course including creating music productions, essays, work based learning, portfolios, reports, and presentations.

In addition to lectures and workshops, students on this course are encouraged to utilise the facilities for their own projects to enhance and support learning and development.

Most assessments are project based.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code LS19
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade C or equivalent.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
EU £9,000 * Year 1
International £11,750 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £9,000 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Plas Coch
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW


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