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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

BSc Sound Design is for those with a fascination for sound and the creative use of audio technology. This degree programme provides a practical, theoretical and creative grounding in sound design and will appeal to those with a passion for sound. During your time on this course you’ll learn all the skills you need, from sound design for moving image to recording and mixing techniques. Upon graduation you’ll be ready to kick start you career in the industry.**Why study this subject?**Do you have a fascination for sound and the creative use of audio technology? With a degree in sound design you could be working in post-production, outside broadcast, tv and film production, live music events, or for an audio supplier or broadcaster such as Sky or the BBC.A career in sound design would see you using your studio and music production skills as part of team to create appropriate audio to demonstrate atmosphere, tempo or overall effect.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**BNU pioneered music business and management degrees over 20 years ago. Having studied at BNU you’ll be associated with our highly regarded teaching programmes and benefit from a leading team of lecturers.Creating sound doesn’t happen in isolation. At Buckinghamshire New University you’ll get to work in a production-house style environment, collaborating frequently with students from our other courses and with external partners on live projects.You might design sounds to accompany an animated creature created in the university’s motion-capture studio, or work with Film & TV Production students to produce sound and music for a sci-fi scene. You could also implement sound using game engine tools with our games development students.Honing your skills on real projects, you’ll build an extensive portfolio of work examples and experiences you can use to establish and market yourself at a professional level.**What facilities can I use?**You’ll record and produce audio in our Sennheiser Sound Lab, fully equipped by our partners, Sennheiser.Our studios are 5.1 surround sound equipped, with dedicated recording booths and live rooms, and with sound-to-picture capability throughout.**What will I study?**The course covers all the relevant building blocks of sound design. In addition to core recording and mixing skills, you’ll also get to grips with areas such as audio programming and synthesis, game engines and audio middleware, field sound recording, experimental composition and digital instrument design, and spatial audio.**What are my career prospects?**Our graduates have a strong track record in securing work in this highly competitive field, working for studios such as: Halo Post-production; Technicolor; Warner Bros De Lane Lea; Goldcrest; Voiceover Soho.Our graduates have also gone on to work for:- Film crew providers such as Transmission TX- Computer games producers like TT Games- Outside Broadcast facilities including CTV- Live event sound crews such as Britannia Row- TV production companies like Boundless Productions and Vice Media- Audio suppliers Sennheiser and Focusrite- Broadcasters including Sky Television and the BBC.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,250per year

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    86th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    109 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    28.0 28%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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