Entertainment Engineering courses
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BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology (National Student Survey 2016)
Are you fascinated by the technology behind concerts and outside broadcasts? Do you imagine yourself as a sound engineer at Glastonbury or providing lighting for a West End show?
Our entertainment engineering degrees will prepare you for a career in this exciting field, with hands-on experience at live events supported by expert teaching from Entertainment Engineering industry professionals.
Our Sound, Light and Live Event Technology degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, which ensures excellent professional engineering standards. And our Broadcast Engineering degree is taught in partnership with Cloudbass, a leading employer specialising in outside broadcasts.
The great thing about the course is it had a good mix of 'theory' and 'practical'.
“The majority of the lecturers who taught me throughout the course were not simply just ‘pure academics’, they also had experience within the events industry. This helped greatly as they were able to tailor the specific modules so there was a good balance between pure theory and real world applications.” Read the full interview with .
Our first-class, industry-focused courses are your perfect start to a career in events and entertainment engineering.
- 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.
What our Entertainment Engineering graduates do
We have an excellent employment record and our graduates work in senior roles across all areas of the entertainment industry.
Career opportunities open to graduates include:
- Venue design
- Acoustic design
- Noise control
- Broadcast technology, engineering and management
- Equipment design and manufacture
- Teaching and research
- Freelance event engineering
- Live event production and management
- Technical sales and support
- Lighting, set and video design
You could also go on to study our MSc Audio Engineering postgraduate degree.
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