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Why choose this course? This practical course trains you in live sound which can lead to an exciting career in a variety of settings including theatre, music festivals and radio. It is designed for students who are not necessarily musicians or performers and prefer the challenges of using technology to enable performance.
This course is based on exploring current and emerging technologies relating to audio production, and how these can be used to create music and sound for many applications. To achieve this we have a range of high quality studios and performance spaces on campus that act as catalysts for the creative application of technology.
As well as the studio spaces, the course makes full use of the facilities in the Centre for the Creative Industries. You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Sound Technology (4 years including foundation year)
UCAS Code: PW33
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- 24-hour open access to The Wall Recording Studio and guest lectures from leading technology companies and practitioners.
- Well-equipped computer labs with both Apple and PC based systems loaded with a wide selection of industry related software.
- Opportunity to gain work experience in our campus based FM radio station. One of only three FM community radio stations in UK higher education institutions (Have a listen to the live stream ).
- Work experience opportunities on regular Glyndwr.tv live sessions.
- All students are encouraged to become members of the professional body, The Audio Engineering Society (separate fees applicable).
- Small cohort sizes and a friendly, community environment.
Year 1 (Level 4)
The first year of the course covers the core science and technology that is required to enable you to progress. There is a good mix of subjects and manners of delivery. The science has experiments that you use to investigate audio principles. You also get hands on use in the recording studio and get to grips with recording styles.
- Professional Studies 1 + PDP
- Audio Science
- Recording Techniques 1
- Live Sound
- Sound Synthesis & Sampling
- Desktop Audio Technology
Year 2 (Level 5)
This level lets you apply skills you have learnt and add to your growing portfolio of knowledge. The new subjects compliment the previous year and develop you music and music programming skills.
- Music Production
- Impact of New Technology (research methods)
- Recording Techniques 2
- Studio Design
- Computing Music Programming or
- Broadcast Standards (elective)
- Theatre Technology
Year 3 (Level 6)
This is the opportunity to apply what you have learnt and develop interesting installations and developments in music. The project or dissertation is the main piece of work and gives you the chance to explore an area to great depth, it can be designing and building firmware through to research into an aspect of the industry.
- Collaborative Performance
- Location recording
- Audio Post-Production
- Live Systems
- Project (option) or
- Dissertation (option)
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.