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Bristol, University of the West of England

Broadcast Audio and Music Technology

UCAS Code: H6J9

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

Entry requirements


Music or Music Technology preferred; or one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computing / Computer Science, Design and Technology, Electronics, Engineering, ICT, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Statistics. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken on to full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 30 level 3 credits at merit, of which 15 credits must be from Science or Technology subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C / 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

To include a minimum grade of 5 in higher level Music preferred; or Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies, Information Technology in a Global Society or Maths.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Creative Media Production, Music or Music Technology preferred; or Aeronautical Engineering; Applied Science; Construction and the Built Environment; Electrical / Electronic Engineering; Engineering; Land-based Technology; Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; or Operations and Maintenance Engineering.

UCAS Tariff

112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Audio technology

BSc(Hons) Broadcast Audio and Music Technology is accredited by JAMES, the education arm of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), the Music Producers Guild (MPG) and the Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS).Developed by leading industry figures and partnered with BBC Radio and Music Operations, this course addresses the skills gap in the broadcast industry. Learn basic engineering skills and study recording techniques and the technological aspects of music. Apply your creativity to enhance the sound and quality of audio and build a solid understanding of the science of sound, acoustics and recording. Attend master classes with BBC Radio, hear from industry professionals and gain hands-on experience in industry standard facilities. Play and perform a range of musical styles at our celebrated Centre for Performing Arts. These include a thriving Symphony Orchestra, Big Band, Brass Consort, Chamber Orchestra, Contemporary Music Group, Chamber Choir and the University Singers. Get involved in inspiring projects for the radio and community, while developing your portfolio and gaining valuable industry experience.Youll graduate ready to go into a wide range of careers in sound. Opportunities are available in the broadcast and music industries and potential jobs include composition, location recording, sound design, tracklaying, and editing and mixing.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Frenchay Campus

Department:

Computer Science and Creative Technologies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

93%
high
Audio technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in technology

Teaching and learning

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
95%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
96%
Male students
4%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,720
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

43%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Engineering professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats cover quite a broad subject area, but over half of the graduates we're talking about here studied some kind of audio technology subject. It's not a surprise, then, to find that the most common job for graduates from this subject last year was as a sound technician in film, TV and music. Jobs in IT, as arts officers or musicians, in marketing, or in business were also popular — these degrees can be quite flexible and give you a lot of opportunities. Another degree that falls under this heading is in transport logistics (told you it was broad!), and those graduates did particularly well as our whole just-in-time retail economy really needs good logistics skills - and graduates with those qualifications are in serious shortage. But your prospects do depend on the particular degree you take, so if you have a course in mind, take a look at the information on the university's website.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Audio technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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