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Futureworks

Audio Engineering and Production

UCAS Code: J9W3

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Film and sound recording

BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering & Production deals directly with music production, post-production for film and television and sound design. With a strong emphasis on high standards of practical work, well-developed written and verbal communication, this course provides the right vocational-academic blend for industry or postgraduate study. It’s a course for anyone interested in sound. So whether its music, film dialogue or sound effects, provided you have a passion for the way that audio it is captured, manipulated and applied, then this is the course for you. Commended for our course design and real-world briefs, the success of this course owes most to our experienced and professional tutor team, our extensive industry compliant facilities, smaller class sizes and of course our students at the heart of the Futureworks creative community. For someone with a keen interest in sound, the commitment and drive to succeed, this is for you.

Modules

HE Level 4 (Year 1): The first year of the course introduces you to our recording studios, examining the roles of the Studio Recording Engineer and Music Producer. Understanding how music is captured, layered, edited and mixed is the foundation - all other roles and skills build upon this. Modules include - Recording and Production 1 (40 credits) * Mixing and Delivering Music (20 credits) * Digital Tools and Workflow (20 credits) * Contextual Research (20 Credits) * Career and Portfolio Development (20 credits). HE Level 5 (Year 2): Building on music production skills and techniques from Year One, the teaching and learning in Year Two moves up a level to include post production - creating sound for film, television and video games. Modules include - Mixing for Picture (40 credits) * Digital Tools and Workflow 2 (20 credits) * Recording and Production 2 (20 credits) * Research Project (20 credits) * Post Production (20 credits). HE Level 6 (Year 3): Career and progression are hot topics in Year 3 as your focus shifts from university life to industry or postgraduate study. Drawing upon your experience so far, this is the time create your best work, to make the biggest impact on your chosen path - something we call exit velocity. Modules include - Recording and Production 3 (20 credits) * Mastering and delivery (20 credits) * Dissertation (20 credits) * Professional Portfolio Management (20 credits) * Honours Project (40 credits).

Assessment methods

Lectures, workshops and tutorials take place in our fully equipped labs and studios. Flexible access to studio and practical facilities, allow students to establish, practice and develop their work using professional level hardware and software. Relevant hardware and software training will be provided during studio, workshop and lecture sessions to support student work at all levels. Throughout your course you will be assessed primarily on your creative use of technology. The emphasis is on practical submissions accompanied by presentations and written work in the form of supporting documentation and essays. Practical exercises and studio driving tests during studio or workshop based sessions will be used as a means for students to monitor their progress along the way in order to help develop more formal assessment work. Regular tutorials, group workshops and seminars allow students to seek advice, get valuable feedback and monitor their development across all aspects of the course.

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£9,250
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Northern Ireland
£9,250
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Scotland
£9,250
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Wales
£9,250
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The Uni


Course location:

Futureworks (Manchester Media School)

Department:

School of Sound and Music Production

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