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Audio and Music Technology (with Placement year) BSc (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Do you have a deep passion for good audio? If you love sound, recording, producing or electronics, our course is for you. You’ll get to grips with the latest hardware and software, and graduate with the skills employers are looking for. Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and JAMES. This course has been validated to include an optional placement year in industry. Develop a thorough understanding of all aspects of sound engineering and music production whilst studying in the heart of the creative city of Cambridge. With 6 control rooms and 5 live rooms, fully soundproofed and acoustically treated, you’ll learn how to use a variety of digital and analogue mixing consoles, developing your knowledge of professional grade studio equipment. You’ll have the opportunity to study and gain hands-on experience in studio and recording techniques using Logic and Pro Tools; digital manipulation and mixing of sound; creating and editing sound for film and games; acoustics and psychoacoustics; signal processing; and analogue and digital electronics.You can then choose to channel your creativity by choosing modules involving live sound engineering and advanced studio practice whilst exploring more specialist audio for films and games. Alternatively, choose to build on your maths, physics, and computing skills by choosing our electronic engineering route focusing on circuit design, audio hardware production and digital signal processing (DSP).We’ll encourage you to practice recording and composing music, both in response to professional briefs and to showcase your talents to employers in your final-year professional portfolio. You’ll learn how to set up as a freelancer and promote yourself using our careers and employability service and Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy (AREA).You'll also have the chance to get involved in live productions with the Audio Music Technology (AMT) student society, working at our Students’ Union, the Mumford Theatre or at one of many live venues in Cambridge. You could even do a work placement between Year 2 and Year 3 – which means great experience for you CV plus excellent industry contacts.Our course is accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES). JAMES' role is to create and maintain links between education and the media industries. It represents the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG).This programme is also IET accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 96


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    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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  • Entry standards

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    88 39%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    112 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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