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University of Salford

Professional Sound and Video Technology

UCAS Code: H649

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

Entry requirements


104-112 UCAS Tariff Points. Pass A Level Science Practical.

104-112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

Pass with 104-112 UCAS points. Commitment to audio or video.

104-112 UCAS Tariff Points.

104-112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Commitment to audio or video.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Commitment to audio or video.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Commitment to audio or video.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Commitment to audio or video.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.

112 UCAS Tariff Points.

112 UCAS Tariff Points.

UCAS Tariff

104-112

104-112 UCAS Tariff Points, from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent.

104-112 UCAS Tariff Points.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Broadcast engineering

Revolutionary digital technologies are helping audiences control how and when they enjoy media experiences. Build the creative skills to produce digital media content that reaches audiences with our degree in Professional Sound and Video Technology.

Now is an exciting time to choose a career in this creative industry, as dynamic platforms create more engaging music, video and gaming content. If you’re fascinated by media production and technology, and want to create the best in digital media, our course can help to succeed. Accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES), you’ll be educated to the highest industry standards.

You’ll study theoretical and practical modules drawn from a spectrum of visual and audio fields. Get to grips with the technical elements of audio systems, live sound and studio production. Explore the creative side of advanced audio production, interactive media and sound design. Choose specialisms that may include spatial audio, animated graphics or television engineering.

During your studies, you’ll be based at our MediaCityUK campus, the hub of media production in the North and an ideal place to develop a media industry career. We’re next door to the BBC, ITV and the home of Coronation Street. Our students take advantage of this enviable location, working on live projects and gaining work experience on flagship programmes, such as Blue Peter, Comic Relief, Children in Need and X Factor.

There are excellent career prospects in audio-related industries, including live/studio broadcasting, acoustic consultancy, product development (R&D) and AV and gaming audio engineering. Course alumni have established careers with Abbey Road Studios, BSkyB, Virgin Media, Vodaphone and the BBC.

**Features**
- Manage content production using our edit suites, TV studios and ProTools equipped sound recording studio with the opportunity to be an Avid Certified User

- Build experience with the University’s TV channel QuaysNews and master classes delivered by industry experts from Avid, Adobe, Autodesk and Dolby

- Learn how to make high quality, interactive web sites and produce 2D and 3D animations

- Develop collaboration and communication skills through group and individual projects.

Find out more from our course alumni, Isabel: https://vimeo.com/178609614

Modules

The course is split between production and theory elements. Your learning is to provide you with both operational skills to generate media content and the technical knowledge needed to deliver this content to an audience. Year one modules may include: Introduction to Television Production, Audio Systems, Live Sound Connections, Studio Production, Music Technology Systems, Web Content Creation. Year two modules may include: Television Production, Advanced Audio Production, Sound Design, Web technologies, Creative Media Production, Freelancing and Careers Skills. Year three modules may include: Television Engineering, Animate Graphics, Spatial Audio, Mastering, Project.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Computing, Science and Engineering

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.

75%
med
Broadcast engineering

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.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

95%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

Electrical and electronic engineering

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.

£24,500
low
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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