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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    MediaCity UK

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

New technologies are changing the way people experience sound and audio. With our specialist Audio Production postgraduate degree, you’ll gain practical, theoretical and creative experience of sound engineering, music production and audio technology.

During your studies, you'll develop the skills needed to create and deliver professional audio, but also underpin these skills with a thorough theoretical knowledge base in audio and acoustics. Using a suite of sophisticated recording, tv and radio studios at our MediaCityUK and Peel Park campuses, you'll explore the theory, design, management and production of audio across many platforms

This course is suitable for technology and engineering graduates, who wish to pursue a career in the exciting audio industry. Building on your engineering and technology fundamentals, it provides you with the specialist expert knowledge and a practical skill set, so you are ready to develop a career as a future leader in the audio industry.

Salford is one of the UK's leading centre for research and teaching in audio and acoustics. The course is delivered by an audio and acoustics academic team at the very pinnacle of the profession. By taking this course, you'll be joining a community of alumni working at the heart of many leading sound and acoustics-focused companies and organisations throughout the world.

You will:

  • Study at our sophisticated MediaCityUK campus, next door the BBC and ITV
  • Utilise advanced audio-post recording, radio and TV studios to study audio engineering and production
  • Develop advanced skills relevant to the contemporary communication, media and entertainment industries
  • Tap into the expertise of world-class audio engineering and acoustics researches and academics

TEACHING:

The majority of teaching and learning is delivered through tutorials, seminar groups, and studio-based activities in the recording studios, the audio technology suite, and audio post-production suite.

All students benefit from the supply of a range of high-quality teaching materials, books and software. Interaction is face-to-face wherever practical, and there is a strong focus on guided self-learning.

ASSESSMENT:

Assessment involves a mixture of practical work, report writing, and project work. By the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of audio, video and new media work to demonstrate to future employers.

CAREER LINKS:

Our academic team has strong links with industry either through collaborative research and development projects with the Acoustics Research Centre or our commercial test laboratories. These connections help to keep the programme aligned with the latest industry needs, including the latest research findings.

Recent collaborative projects include integrated virtual models for acoustic design with Dyson, wind turbine noise auralisation and subjective testing with DELTA and DEFRA, acoustics for auralisation with Arup, the S3A Future Spatial Audio project with the BBC and SALSA (Spatial Automated Live Sports Audio) system with DTS and Fairlight.

We also hold regular informal research seminars with industry partners to share research outputs. Recent masterclasses include acoustic consultancy with RBA Acosutics, noise mapping software with Cambell Associates, environmental noise with WSP/Parcel, railway noise & vibration with AECOM, NVH & infotainment with JaguarLandRover, and measurement microphone technology with GRAS.

Students can also exit with PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,030per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    83rd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 71 4

    34th out of 87 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    122 53%

    45th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    51st

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    5th

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    145 71%

    26th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    31st

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    20th

    4

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