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Anglia Ruskin University

Audio and Music Technology

UCAS Code: J992

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff Points accepted.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English

UCAS Tariff

96

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Audio technology

Discover how sound works and how technology can help you to master it with our industry-accredited Audio and Music Technology degree.

With our BSc (Hons) Audio and Music Technology degree, you’ll integrate theories of sound into your audio projects, as you build a portfolio for a future career in the creative industries, including live sound, gaming, broadcast and film.

Under the guidance of experienced academic staff and industry-active practitioners, you will spend time developing a broad, balanced skill set, acquiring proficiencies in the design, integration, and operation of the technologies and techniques that will underpin your future career.

Study on a degree that scored 100% for Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019.

Our Audio and Music Technology course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support). The JAMES trained assessors and the accreditation panel members are working professionals with the experience and knowledge to evaluate the industrial relevance of a course.

Make the most of Cambridge’s diverse music scene with our links to local networks such as Cambridge Arts Network and Cambridge Live – from classical music to UK rap or even film and computer game soundtrack, there are plenty of opportunities to explore your style.

Take advantage of an optional work placement between years two and three, plus internships with our industry partners and practitioners. Opportunities like these provide great experience to include on your CV plus a fantastic opportunity to make those essential industry contacts.

Spend time working in climate-controlled recording studios and audio/video production facilities with support from our dedicated technical team.
Join our award-winning Audio Music Technology Society and gain access to work experience at professional venues.

**Facilities**
Make the most of our facilities to develop your music and experiment with different styles and techniques as you immerse yourself in our industrious and collaborative student community. You'll have access to:
• five state-of-the-art, climate-controlled recording studios that encompass the demands and variety of modern audio workflows
• industry-standard software including Pro-tools, Logic and Ableton Live
• professional analogue audio mixing consoles and processing equipment from leading audio brands such as Audient, Warm Audio, Avalon, Universal Audio, Solid State Logic (SSL) and PMC
• a fully equipped podcast studio with live multi-camera recording
• a large acoustically treated critical listening room and AV lab containing 20 Apple Mac audio workstations
• an impressive selection of professional microphones with overnight loans available for microphones and portable recording devices
• rehearsal rooms, 6 pianos and a spacious recital hall.

**Careers**
Our Audio and Music Technology course focuses heavily on the science and technology that underpins the subject area – the aim being that you'll have a wide range of career paths open to you once you graduate.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

Many of past students now enjoy successful careers in the music industry and beyond – from recording and mix engineers and acoustic consultants through to lecturers and technicians, the choice is up to you.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our renowned MA Music Therapy. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Modules

Year one, core modules
Acoustics, Sound and Music
Basic Recording and Studio Techniques
Computer Modelling
Core Technology
Digital Electronics
Mathematics for Technology 1
Year one, optional modules
Studio Practice
Analogue Electronics
Year two, core modules
Advanced Acoustics and Psycho-Acoustics
Advanced Studio Practice
Audio Electronics
Digital Music Format
Live Recording Practice
Year two, optional modules
Audio for Film
Composition Software
Design Methods and Technology Project
Audio for Games
Electronic Circuits
Signals and Signal Processing
Year three, core modules
Final Studio Portfolio 1
Final Studio Portfolio 2
Dissertation
Year three, optional modules
Digital Performance
Live Sound Engineering
Multimedia Production Technology
Analogue and Digital Synthesis
Audio Programming
Independent Learning Module

Assessment methods

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress and ensure that you have the practical skills demanded by employers. Assessments will include portfolios of recordings, essays and reports, log books, posters and presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Computing and Technology

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
E

After graduation


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This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
low
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

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