Entertainment Engineering

Sound, Light and Live Event Technology “This course gives you a solid foundation for progressing in the industry. I've landed a great job in Sydney organising major festivals.” Alex Doughty

Our Courses:

We offer a range of courses that give you practical skills and academic knowledge of all aspects of the Entertainment Engineering field.

Our BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology course provides an in-depth understanding of the engineering and technology behind broadcasting, such as production, vision mixing, replay systems and signal distribution. You’ll be taught in connection with our industry partner, Cloudbass – where you’ll have a unique opportunity to access a wide range of industry standard equipment and knowledge. 

Our BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology students study the theory and practice of entertainment technology. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and it incorporates aspects of electronics, optics, acoustics, computer aided design, simulation and control, electrical power distribution, management, and team working.

Our MSc Audio Engineering  programme has been devised to allow good graduates of electronic engineering, music technology, or similar programs to develop the higher level expertise needed to enter the field of audio engineering, and to allow those already in it to upgrade their skills and understanding. You will study as an individual, but also at times as part of a group in integrated project work giving you the experience of working within diverse teams.

Markeaton Street 

Our Entertainment Engineering courses are based at Markeaton Street, just a short walk away from the city centre and the University’s main site at Kedleston Road. The site houses specialist equipment for technology, engineering, arts and design courses, and has some interesting design and construction features that control heat, maximize natural daylight and harness the heat from the sun. Take the virtual tour here.

The Big Show

The Big Show is the University end of year Undergraduate Degree Show for students involving a series of live events and exhibitions across the city of Derby. Our Entertainment Engineering students showcase their work at our Markeaton Street site. The Degree show offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from our final year students. Their work explores the issues and subjects of today's world also looks ahead predicting and setting the trends of tomorrow. 

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Contact Us

College of Engineering and Technology
E: tech@derby.ac.uk
T: 01332 593302