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Sound, Light & Live Event Technology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.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.IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?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, 2019Work in a challenging, stimulating and creative learning environment – harnessing world-class equipment in our dedicated facilitiesLearn from inspirational tutors who have vast experience in the industry and are experts in their fieldsCover fascinating aspects of electronics, optics, acoustics, computer aided design, simulation and control, and electrical power distributionPlan and deliver real live events as part of your studiesTake the chance to go on an optional industrial year to strengthen your practical skills further stillBoost 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 theatreLook forward to excellent employment prospects: the majority of our students go into employment, freelancing or further study after graduatingFollow 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.HOW YOU WILL LEARNYou will have the opportunity to take an optional work placement between stages two and three, during which you will gain an additional qualification, the Diploma in Professional Practice.In addition, you will benefit from guest lectures, product demonstrations and venue visits. Many of our students also take on casual work with production and hire companies in the area, adding a new dimension to their real world learning experiences. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESThis 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.We offer an optional industrial year as part of this degree to give you further practical experience and to strengthen your CV. Please check the relevant UCAS codes in the Fact File section before you apply.As this is an engineering course, you will study 'how it works' – learning about the underlying mathematics and electronics in our electronics and computing laboratories.You will also learn ‘how to work it’ - developing professional skills in lighting design, sound engineering and event management, with practice in our dedicated production space and in venues around the city.We offer industry-standard equipment and you can get to grips with the latest technology, thanks to our links with AC Entertainment Technology Ltd.CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYOur Sound and Light graduates are highly sought-after in the events industry. The careful blend of theory and practice underpinning this degree will boost your employability and professional status.In one of many success stories, the World Premier

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.

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

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    77th out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

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    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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