Performance Sound (Live Design and Engineering) BA (Hons)

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About this course

Duration

3 years

Term Start

September 2018

Entry Requirements

96* UCAS points

*In exceptional circumstances the College may take a lower offer, based on prior experience or potential demonstrated at interview.

 

Explore our Sound Studios

 

 

This unique programme provides you with the skills to work as a sound designer, sound artist, live mixing engineer, studio manager, sound editor and sound operator.

Rapidly evolving technologies and changing audience expectations have greatly expanded the role of sound in performance, resulting in a growing demand for skilled and imaginative audio specialists. We will equip you with the creative, technical and organisational skills to be competitive in this fascinating area of the creative industries.


Why choose this course?

  • Join a comprehensive programme covering sound design and engineering for live events and performances, including; show control and networking systems, mixing and recording techniques, the creative use of sound in a range of performance genres.
     
  • Benefit from our extensive network of industry leaders and specialist technical companies through industry placements and our team of visiting professionals.
     
  • Explore techniques used across live music, theatre events and corporate events.
     
  • Learn and test your skills in our well-equipped sound studios and performance spaces.
     
  • Deliver your own live projects inside and outside the College.
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  • Share classes and projects with students from other programmes from the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts to learn about the performance, arts and events industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, and prepare to build a successful career.

Employability & Industry

Graduates from this programme go on to work in theatre, concerts, corporate events, television, film, radio and live art.

Alumni Success

• Daffyd Gough, Head of Sound, The Vaults Festival 2014

• Thyge Haarberg, Sound Designer, Made from Scratch Theatre Company

• Tasha Turan, Sound Assistant, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Students can visit a range of universities, theatres and companies for work placements and study exchange, including through the Erasmus grant scheme in Europe and our partner universities in the USA.


Fee and Application Information

Accreditation

  • Includes Work Placement
  • Mode of Study: Full Time

How to Apply

 

UK/EU Students

International Students

Please e-mail international@bruford.ac.uk

There is the opportunity for international students to study this programme as part of a semester or year abroad. Please click here for full details.

2017/2018 Fees

  • UK/EU Students - Up to £9,250
  • International Students - £17,270

For this course International Students (non UK/EU) are eligible for a bursary of £2,000. Please enquire when you apply.

Please click here for information about Student Loans and Bursaries.

Equipment List
Please click here to view the Equipment List for this programme, which provides an indication of additional costs relating to the course.

 

As part of this programme you will share classes and projects with students from other programmes from the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts to learn about the performance, arts and events industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, and prepare to build a successful career.


Course content

Year 1 (Level 4):

  • Introduction to studio techniques – microphones, recording, mixing
  • Introduction to live audio techniques
  • Sound in performance – the role of sound in live performance
  • Creating sound installations in different spaces
  • Research and analysis of performance and the theatre industry

Please click here to view our Level 4 module specifications

Year 2 (Level 5):

  • Sound for theatre – designing, operating and managing
  • Production practice: a role as sound designer on a live production
  • Production practice: a role as sound operator on a live production
  • Sound automation and interaction – interactive control systems for performance and installation
  • Live sound production – audio for live music
  • Research and context

Please click here to view our Level 5 module specifications

Year 3 (Level 6):

  • Independent research project
  • Professional preparation
  • Industry study – researching the industry through a work placement
  • Sound practice – one or more roles on live performance projects, as sound designer, operator, manager or sonic artist
  • Graduate exhibition

Please click here to view our Level 6 module specifications

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Related Information

Rachel Nicholson, Programme Director

Paul Groothius
Module Year Co-ordinator


Recent visiting professional tutors have included:

Simon King
Production Sound Engineer – Ghost World tour

James Breward
Communications & Audio Engineer -

Theo Holloway
Composer & Sound Designer

Dave Ogilvy
Live Sound Engineer/Sound Designer FOH sound Engineer – Tom Odell

John Leonard
Sound Designer