Under the guidance and expertise of experienced academic staff and industry-active practitioners, you will develop a broad, balanced skill set, acquiring proficiencies in the design, integration, and operation of the technologies and techniques that will underpin your future career. You will have access to our industry standard recording studios and audio and video production facilities, giving you use of a wide range of digital and analogue audio equipment all supported by a dedicated course-based technical support team.
Your studies with us will be a carefully balanced blend of theory and practice. You will gain hands-on experience in field and studio recording; explore the manipulation, editing and mixing of sound using analogue and digital systems and workflows; investigate acoustics and psychoacoustics; as well as signal processing, programming, and electronics.
You decide the path your educational journey takes through your participation in our module choice process. You can opt for modules that reflect your personal aspirations, interests, and passions; or to learn new skills, methodologies and perspectives. You may choose to focus on multitrack audio production, developing sound for film and games, hardware design, digital signals processing or something else entirely - it is your education.
We make your employability as a graduate a core focus throughout your studies. Your coursework assignments are designed to prepare you for industry. As you progress through the course you will collate a professional portfolio of work with which you can showcase your talents to prospective clients and employers. You will benefit from our expertise and experience as an entrepreneurial University, receiving advice, guidance and support from our careers and employability service and the Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy (AREA). We also convene an employer’s advisory group, through which we engage with local industry and promote work experience and job opportunities as well as giving you a chance to ask questions of potential future employers.
You will also have the opportunity to join our award winning Audio Music Technology Society, through which you will gain invaluable work experience in and around the numerous Cambridge venues, including our very own Student Union Academy and Mumford Theatre. There is an optional work placement between years two and three, plus internships with our industry partners and practitioners. All of which equates to great experience to include on your CV plus a fantastic opportunity to make those essential industry contacts.
Our course is accredited by both JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) and the IET (Institute of Engineering & Technology). J.A.M.E.S also represent the Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG). We coordinate the local chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), hosting regular talks and seminars.
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Our course focuses heavily on the science and technology that underpins the subject area; The aim being that you will have a wide range of career paths open to you. Our graduates can be found in variety of roles and industries including recording and mix engineers, live sound engineering, acoustic consultants, audio electronics, project management, hardware designers as well as lecturers and technicians. A number of our alumni have gone on to found their own companies and develop successful freelance careers.
As a graduate, you will be able to understand and operate the latest hardware and software, have transferable skills that greatly enhance your employability and will already be part of a network of professionals.
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