Two Audio Production students using the facilities at Rose Bruford College

What you'll study

This comprehensive and practical course covers audio and music production as well as sound design for theatre, film, live music, TV, radio and interactive digital media (VR, AR and games).

You will develop your technical skills and creative awareness alongside exploring your interests through taught classes and a wide range of creative projects. Shared sessions with students from other courses expand your understanding and appreciation of the creative, media and performance industries even further and promote collaboration. In your second and third year, you can choose to specialise in one or more areas depending on where your interest or passion lies.

Rose Bruford College Audio Production first year students on a sound board

Why choose this course?

Expert training

You will be taught in small groups by experienced staff and a wide range of practising professionals from the industry. You will also have excellent access to all the tools you need to be familiar with for a career in this area

Practical experience

Gain hands-on production experience across a wide range of performance or event types and venues (both on and off-campus). Building both your portfolio and a better understanding of the full production mix, preparing you for industry

Collaborative and career-focussed

As part of an active community of musicians, actors and other technical creatives, you will have great opportunities to pursue and deliver your own personal or collaborative projects inside and outside of College

Learn with our professional network

As well as building your knowledge through industry placements, you will also benefit from our extensive network of industry experts who will work with you on projects as you learn specialist skills

Flexibility to choose

After covering all the fundamentals in year 1, you can choose the areas you want to specialise in and take further. In your final year, you can decide to pursue either a technical (BSc) or more creative (BA) qualification

Career-focussed

The broad range of skills and knowledge you gain from this course will make you more employable after graduation. You will also be supported in your final year with practical professional preparation skills modules

Audio Production student using an amp and sound board

Course breakdown

Course content is regularly reviewed to keep it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.

Year 1

  • Audio production principles
  • Sound design (introduction to aesthetics/creative audio concepts covering Technology / Music / Sound Design)
  • Production practice

Year 2

  • Advanced audio practice
  • Specialist Audio Practice (you can choose 2 out of 3 from Technology / Music / Sound Design)
  • Production practice
  • Research methodology

Year 3

  • An independent research project which can be a dissertation or a practical piece of work with a commentary
  • Industry placement
  • Professional preparation, including an opportunity to prepare a portfolio
  • Specialist practice – you can choose either creative pathway or technical / engineering pathway leading to a BA or BSc major project

Teaching and assessment methods

In your first year, you will complete around 270 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 930 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through: Exam; Coursework, presentations, assessed tutorials and portfolios

In your second year, you will complete around 260 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 940 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through: Coursework, presentations, assessed tutorials and portfolios

In your third year, you will complete around 60 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 1140 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through: Coursework, presentations, assessed tutorials and portfolios

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Your future career

Two Rose Bruford College Audio Production students in a sound booth
Two Rose Bruford College Audio Production students at a sound desk

We aim to put you in front of and amongst the profession. This includes the opportunity to network and undertake a placement as well as introducing your work to the industry at our graduate exhibition in London.

Careers options

This course will equip you with the skills to progress into work in music, theatre, live events, film, TV, radio, games and Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Studying an Arts related subject gives you a wide range of skills that can be put to use in many careers. We see graduates going on to work as some of the following:

  • Live and studio mixing engineer
  • Sound designer for theatre, film and TV
  • Audio and music producer
  • Audio technologist for theatre, film, TV, games and VR/AR
  • Sound artist
  • Studio and production manager
  • Game audio specialist
  • Conference and exhibition specialists and organisers
  • Planning, process and production technicians
  • Freelance and Creative start-ups

Meet the staff

Christophe Bourgouin Rose Bruford College Lecturer in Live and Recorded Sound
Christophe Bourgouin

Lecturer, Live and Recorded Sound

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How to join

UK/Republic of Ireland applicants
International

For 2022 entry, please apply via UCAS by the UCAS deadline on 26 January to guarantee audition or portfolio.

Institution code: 10005523

Course code: BAAP

UCAS Points

64 UCAS points*

This is equivalent to two C’s at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent.

*We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points if we have evidence of your potential from your application or audition/portfolio review.

Portfolio

Our Portfolio and Audition page’s give an overview of the process and a video of useful interview tips from current and former students. *exemptions from this audition charge

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Portfolio

Please contact us at [email protected] for information on entry criteria if you are applying from outside the UK or require assistance

Course Summary

Duration

3 years

Mode of study

Full time

Start date

Sep 2022

Course Type

Undergraduate Course

Qualification

BA (Hons)/ Bsc

Course Fees (2021 Entry)

UK/Republic of Ireland students

£9250

International students

£18000

Additional Costs

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