BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering (Full Time)

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This exciting course takes as its central theme the technology and engineering required for production, recording and reproduction of sound in its many forms.

It reflects the increasing convergence of new technologies from the traditional media of film and television to streaming technologies on hand-held devices and the virtual worlds provided by multi-player web-based games. All of these technologies require the thoughtful use of sound and provide a wide range of opportunities for graduates.

You will study a central core of subject areas designed to equip you with the practical skills required, offering a balance between the production and more technical aspects of the discipline. The t…

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This exciting course takes as its central theme the technology and engineering required for production, recording and reproduction of sound in its many forms.

It reflects the increasing convergence of new technologies from the traditional media of film and television to streaming technologies on hand-held devices and the virtual worlds provided by multi-player web-based games. All of these technologies require the thoughtful use of sound and provide a wide range of opportunities for graduates.

You will study a central core of subject areas designed to equip you with the practical skills required, offering a balance between the production and more technical aspects of the discipline. The three major themes are: audio production, audio technology and electro-acoustic systems.

The audio technology theme includes the design of audio systems and audio formats, while the electro-acoustic theme covers acoustics, audio electronics, digital audio and computing for audio applications. The audio production theme covers the production techniques for studio and location sound recording, live sound and sound for the moving image.

These are complemented by important skills in computing, software and electronics, reflecting the convergence of technologies. These skills are underpinned by theory that will provide long-term employability in the industry.

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Industrial focus

The course focuses on the future of this exciting and fast-moving sector of the entertainment industry, responding to its demands for highly skilled technical engineering staff. It draws on the experience of Solent Entertainment Technology graduates already working at the cutting edge of sound engineering technology.

Course content

(Under review for 2013)

Year 1

Six core units:

  • Audio Studio Recording
  • Video Production
  • Media Electronics
  • Digital Audio
  • Light and Sound
  • Audio and Video Technology.

Year 2

Six core units:

  • Sound Design
  • Graduate Development
  • Electronic Applications
  • Media Computing
  • Media Formats
  • Audio Systems.

Year 3

Four core units and two option units:

  • Audio Post-Production
  • Technology Project
  • Transmission and Networking Technologies
  • Audio Systems Design.

Options:

  • Outside Broadcasting
  • Film and Video Technology
  • Production Project
  • Communication Signal Processing
  • Curriculum Plus.

Why choose Solent?

  • Use of the University’s Soundcraft Vi6 Desk and industry-standard outside broadcast vehicle
  • Industry-standard ProTools/HD and Pyramix Digital Audio Workstations are used for audio production tasks in music, film and broadcast.

Assessment

A mixture of written assignments, presentations, production portfolios and short tests.

Projects/work experience

Students work on local and national events such as the Glastonbury and Glade music festivals, the University’s fashion show and sports matches.

Key career skills

IT, project management, communication, problem solving and working to deadlines.
The International Foundation Year must be successfully completed before commencing undergraduate study (NQF Level 6 and above). In compliance with UKBA Tier 4 (General Student) policy, a Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) will initially be issued for the foundation course.

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