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Sound, Light and Live Event Technology BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Course description

One of the leading courses of its kind in the country, this degree prepares you for a technical career in the pulsating world of live events. With the technology involved becoming ever more complex, there is an urgent demand for more skilled engineers and technicians in the industry.

  • 100% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology, according to the National Student Survey, 2020
  • Work in a challenging, stimulating and creative learning environment – harnessing world-class equipment in our dedicated facilities
  • Learn from inspirational tutors who have vast experience in the industry and are experts in their fields
  • Cover fascinating aspects of electronics, optics, acoustics, computer aided design, simulation and control, and electrical power distribution
  • Plan and deliver real live events as part of your studies
  • Take the chance to go on an optional industrial year to strengthen your practical skills further still
  • Boost your professional credibility on a course accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Enjoy collaborative projects, working closely with other students specialising in subjects such as music technology, music, electronics and theatre
  • Look forward to excellent employment prospects: the majority of our students go into employment, freelancing or further study after graduating
  • Follow in the footsteps of our high-achieving graduates who have gone on to work internationally on everything from James Bond film premières to star-studded concerts.

Our BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology is an engineering centred but practical-based course for anyone keen to embark on a career in the events industry. It is also ideal for professionals who have experience in the sector but want a deeper understanding of the theory, along with a recognised qualification.

This degree covers a broad range of subjects – from lighting technology, audio engineering, video systems, power distribution and rigging to electronics, computing, acoustics, computer aided design and simulation.

You will learn both the theory and practice relating to the underlying technologies and will develop hands-on skills by planning and delivering real live events.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per 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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A level : BBB

At least a grade C at A level in either a Science or Technology related subject (or equivalent qualification)

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 72 7

    77th out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    129 58%

    39th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    42nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    2nd

    32
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    106 49%

    73rd

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    68th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    44th

    29

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