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University of Central Lancashire

Live Audio Engineering and Music Production

UCAS Code: J931

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants for these courses must also have five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent) including mathematics and English.

UCAS Tariff

80

from at least 2 A2 level passes (or equivalent) including one science or technology-based subject and one music or design-related subject.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Music technology

Employability skills (personal learning)

Audio technology

Whether it’s recording up-and-coming talent in the studios, working FOH at your favourite venues, or planning tours and living on the road that makes you excited to be a part of this industry, Spirit Studios will help you develop the skills that will make you invaluable to any session, gig or tour you work on.

From the very beginning of your course, you will learn to use industry-standard equipment in our professional facilities. And with access to both studios and our purpose-built live venue in your own time, you will have every opportunity here to perfect your skills and become confident in running sessions and dealing with artists, as well as build up a strong understanding of acoustics, stage monitoring and live event production.

Helping our students build the skills and attitude they need to get jobs or go self-employed in the creative industries is central to this course, and you will learn everything you need to know about breaking into the sectors you are interested in, becoming self-employed, maintaining work and building your professional profile. With career development modules running through all three years and an industry work placement as part of your studies, you will leave Spirit Studios as a well equipped professional with industry experience under your belt and an edge over the competition, giving you the best chance of success in the creative industries.

So whether you find yourself backstage managing a band’s tour, front of house monitoring sound for their shows, or in the studio recording their next album, you will be able to use your broad skillset to make the most of every possible opportunity when you graduate.

Modules

Year One - Live Sound Practice 1 - Studio Practice - Audio Concepts - Career Development 1 -
Year Two - Live Sound Practice 2 - Studio Mixing and Music Production - Audio Manipulation - Career Development 2 - Networked Audio Systems -
Year Three - Advanced Live Sound Practice - Advanced Studio Practice - Audio Mastering - Career Development 3

The Uni


Course location:

Spirit Studios

Department:

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

60%
low
Music technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

51%
Library resources
56%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
29%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Combined and general studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
25%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Engineering and technology

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
45%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

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.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Engineering and technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Engineering professionals
8%
Protective service occupations
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts & design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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