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University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Sound for Film and Games

UCAS Code: I700

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

P:24

A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.

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

MP

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

MPP

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Film and sound recording

Leeds has a growing media sector that is predicted to grow over the coming years, and will continue to expand with Channel 4 moving production facilities to Leeds. There are also established companies based in the city such as, computer games developers, Rockstar North. Sound and music is present in many forms of media including television, animation, radio and mobile.

The course is practical and you will spend the majority of your time working on sound and music projects. Sound for Film & Games will provide you with the specialist skills, such as sound recordist, sound designer or composer, for employment in this vibrant and fast moving industry to work as a sound recorder, designer, editor or composer. The course prepares you to undertake a BA (Hons) Top-up at Leeds City College (subject to validation) or another institution, or to enter employment in the sound industry in either a freelance or contracted position.

Modules

Modules may include:

Level 4
Composition Skills 1
Sound Recording
Personal Development
Sound Design
Audio Practice in the industry
The Language of Sound and Music

Level 5
Voice
Working in the industry
Composition Skills 2
Implementing Sound
Negotiated Essay

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including: practical tasks, portfolios, essays, case studies and presentations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,950
per year
England
£7,950
per year
EU
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Quarry Hill Campus

Department:

University Centre

TEF rating:
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