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Music and Sound Production BA (Hons)

University of Winchester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Establish a strong theoretical and technical foundation alongside your unique creative output- Access our superbly equipped Multimedia Centre with its computerised radio studio and facilities for multi-track audio recording- Push your ability to produce an original composition, studio recording and sound design- Expert academic support in modules designed to enhance your professionalism, portfolio and employabilityDo professional studio recording and sound design thrill you? Are you seeking to push audio boundaries, discover emerging musical trends or produce an original composition?You can achieve all this and more on our Music and Sound Production programme, which is designed to provide you with an in-depth exploration of music and sound’s role in the convergent media industries of today enabling you to become the professional you want to be. We believe that you learn best by doing, so over the duration of the course you not only develop a robust portfolio but the skill set needed to enter the workplace.This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the media production industry and to help you to develop a wide range of technical production skills. There’s an emphasis on creativity and modules are structured to allow you to explore your own creative interests as you refine your professional practice.Year 1 allows you to experience the breadth of opportunities available in content production, establishing a strong technological and theoretical foundation in production methods and delivery formats. Core modules include Radio Production and Podcasting, Recording Studio Practice and Guerrilla Recording.Year 2 helps to hone your abilities through specialist modules as you learn how to create and manage live events, music videos and documentaries. The course structure continues to build theoretical and practical understanding while developing your creativity, technical skills and professionalism. Core modules include The Soundtrack: Sound Design for Cinema, Interactive Sound and Music, Music Video and Synthesis and Sequencing.In Year 3, you develop as a confident professional. The defining activity of this year is a Final Major Project, which becomes the centrepiece of your portfolio. You are encouraged to explore your specialisation and produce an original piece of work to a professional industry standard, such as an album of multitrack recordings, a portfolio of sound design, a performance portfolio or a project exploring an area of audio/visual media production of interest to you.You are expected to push your creative ability to the limit and are supported throughout with tutorials and professional development, together with modules designed to enhance your professionalism, portfolio and employability.On graduation, you can seek work equipped with a strong foundation in sound for all aspects of media, a deep knowledge of technological and industrial practice and an understanding of how sound contributes to television, film and radio. Graduates find employment in key areas such as studio-based engineering, sound design and composition as well as production opportunities within broadcast, film and theatre.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,800per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 104 - 120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 in English Language is required.

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

An international student adviser supports students throughout their degree with all elements of living and studying at Winchester.
English language support is available before the start of a degree course, as well as throughout the course of study.
International students are met at the airport at the start of semester and shuttled to campus for welcome week to participate in an orientation programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 97 2

    46th out of 85 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    105 52%

    77th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    74th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    47th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    128 59%

    40th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    30th

    46

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