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BSc (Hons) Music & Sound Production Technology

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  • Clearing
  • UCAS Code:
    W390
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Places available to study this September

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Our captivating Music & Sound Production Technology degree (which will be changing its title to Music & Sound Production for 2019 entry) will help you to develop your audio creation skills and push the boundaries of the field, by utilising cutting-edge technology and various sound production techniques to generate audio in a range of contexts.

Ultimately, our expert lecturers will teach you how to compose, arrange, record, edit, manipulate and produce music and sound to a professional standard, while also helping you to hone your creativity.

According to Unistats, 88% of our final year students think our staff  are good at explaining things. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day.

If you’re passionate about music and want to continue to develop your talents while you’re studying for your degree, our BU Music scholarships are available to support you.

For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in June 2018 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years, with an optional 30-week placement

Accreditations:

Joint Audio Media Education Support

Entry requirements:

Places available to study this September

We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future.
BU and you. A match made in Clearing.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777.

Waiting for results? Stay up to date with Clearing opportunities at BU.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found on the programme profile in the programme specification for your course. As an indication, 97% of the most popular units on this course in 2016/17 were assessed by coursework.

Download the programme specification (pdf 1.2mb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

We will provide a great deal of support to help you find the most appropriate work placement for the subject you’re studying and the career you’re interested in, which means you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

In 2018, students from the Department of Creative Technology are on placement in Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark, Bulgaria and Italy.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For this course we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a strong interest in producing music and sound
  • Are looking to develop a career in music and sound production
  • Looking to use sound more creatively.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

This innovative course is designed to give you all the technical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to succeed in the music and sound production industry. There is growing demand for skilled graduates in this area within the music and entertainment sector, particularly given the expansion of the multimedia environment.

Students from our music courses have gone on to work for organisations such as Absolute Music, BBC, Allen and Heath, It's Done Technology, Sound Tree Music and Focusrite.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

You can read more about the specialist interests of our Creative Technology staff in our department pages, or register for an Open Day to meet us.

Course changes

What our students say

Asha Blatherwick

We get to combine creative technology with audio content and make cool stuff.

Hear from our staff

Tom Davis

Our practice and theory based output involves the creation of technology led environments for interaction and new musical instrument design.

Hear from our alumni

Tom Clarke

I’m working for Sonnox in Oxford with Ant Nicholls (a 2013 graduate) as a graduate software developer – really happy and loving it!