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Bachelor of Audio Recording and Production (Hons)
Bachelor of Audio Recording and Production (Hons)

Bachelor of Audio Recording and Production (Hons)

  • ID:UH440020
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements


English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/C Mathematicse.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

With input from professionals, you’ll investigate the tools used by some of the world’s most successful engineers and producers. Using industry-standard studios and technology, you’ll learn techniques to record, process and mix your work to the highest professional standards. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of acoustics, studio design and installation, monitoring, webcasting and advanced digital signal processing techniques.

  • Our programme is Industry Accredited by JAMES, who represent the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), the Music Producers Guild (MPG) and Associate Industry Bodies.
  • Develop excellent technical skills over the course of your degree, and benefit from our high quality studio, listening room, venue and sound resources including those by SSL, Yamaha, Avid, Focusrite, Quested, Genelec, Neumann, TLA, Lexicon and Drawmer to name but a few.
  • Excellent industry input is built into the design of the degree awards from a huge number of areas within the wider music industry.
  • The degree awards within the programme are designed to expose you to areas of music, sound and audio technology that you might not even know exist yet.  "Coming to this course has really given my brain the kick-start it needed, and I'm beginning to see near endless possibilities with where I can go." - Glenn Osborn, second year student.
  • We have a strong record of students from the programme securing placement years between years 2 and 3 of their studies.  Placement destinations include Focusrite, Sound Technology (a leading distributor of high profile brands for the Music Retail and Professional Audio industries), The Famous Company, and a number of recording studios.
  • Every year, organisations and companies approach us to recommend our graduating students.
  • Music business is woven into your degree study at every year giving you the skills to slot into the music industry (or create your own business).
  • Organise and Participate ‘live’ projects, and our ‘JamJar’ showcase live events.
  • Benefit from studying in creative arts school and collaborate with filmmakers and animators in realising fully featured, professional standard media projects.
  • We have some of the best resources in the UK, including the 39 million pound entertainment venue – the Forum where our students perform, and engineer every month, and state-of-the art music studios and film and TV facilities in our 12 million pound building for Music, Film and media.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Professional & Industrial Context 1, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Audio Engineering Practice 1, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Audio Specialisms 1, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sound Technologies and Techniques 1, 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Audio Engineering Practice 2, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Audio Specialisms 2, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sound Technologies and Techniques 2, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Professional & Industrial Context 2, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Year Abroad, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Professional Work Experience 30: Music, 30 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Professional & Industrial Context 3, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Audio Engineering Practice 3, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sound Technologies and Techniques 3, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Major Technology Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • MT Technology Project (Version 2), 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sandwich Year (Creative Arts), 0 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates find work in a number of audio and sound-related fields, including audio engineering (live and studio), music production, TV and radio. Others have gone on to build hardware and software, work in acoustics, artist management, music PR or as sound designers for game audio, sample libraries and installations. Graduates also start their own businesses, from music labels to working as mastering engineers.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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