Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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


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Course summary

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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.

You can also choose to study this course as a three-year degree (without the foundation year) BSc (Hons) Live Sound UCAS code: LS19

Course details


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


During your foundation year you’ll receive an introduction to live working with creative media technology. You will learn through experience of working with radio, recording, TV and journalism, as well as the various stages of media production. Students will also gain a broad overview of the current landscape of the media industries as well as introducing the social and cultural impact that the creative industries have within modern society.


• Studio Essentials
• Media Communcation
• Media Culture
• Personal Project
• The Skills You Need
• Contextual Studies


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.


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


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


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


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.


• 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.

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 website (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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LSFY
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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 48 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 48 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 for further advice and guidance.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
EU £9,000 * 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
LL11 2AW

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