Entertainment Engineering Undergraduate Courses

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 industry-focused courses are your perfect start to a career in events and entertainment engineering.

94%of students are satisfied with the course overall**BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology - National Student Survey 2021
95%of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course**BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology - National Student Survey 2021
1st in the UK for student satisfaction with the course**The Guardian University Guide 2022, Engineering: Electronic and Electrical subject area
1stin the UK for student satisfaction with teaching**The Guardian University Guide 2022, Engineering: Electronic and Electrical subject area

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 industry professionals.

Entertainment Engineering - your questions answered

In the below video, Associate Professor of Audio Engineering Dr Bruce Wiggins, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Entertainment Engineering at the University of Derby. You can also watch exclusive subject content by signing up to Derby on Demand.

Dr Bruce Wiggins, Senior Lecturer in Entertainment Engineering

View Entertainment Engineering - your questions answered! video transcript

"The great thing about the course is it had a good mix of theory and practical"

"I enjoy the lighting practicals on the course as I learn the most from being hands-on. The highlights for me have been the practical sessions and working in the engineering workshops where I can build and solder different circuits and designs. Working with equipment such as lighting desks is especially good. The University offers site trips, recommends recruitment days and also has visitors from companies so we can get an insight into the industry.”

Tom Cain, BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology

Why you should study Entertainment Engineering at the University of Derby

Our first-class, industry-focused courses are your perfect start to a career in events and entertainment engineering.

With outstanding subject knowledge and a wealth of industry experience, our lecturers including Adam Hill provide you with the opportunity to fulfil your potential.

View Adam Hill - Sound, Light and Live Event Technology video transcript and audio description

Facilities

You will also practise ‘how to work it’ – developing professional skills in lighting design, sound engineering and event management. You’ll work with industry standard equipment thanks to the support of AC entertainment technology.

Virtual tour of the Auditorium 3 Studios at Markeaton Street
Sam Bowden with his colleagues holding an award

How Sam became a lighting innovator

After graduating from our BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology degree, Sam Bowden has gone on to a fulfilling career journey, recently winning a prestigious industry award.

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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:

You could also go on to study our MSc Audio Engineering postgraduate degree.

Dan Jellicoe

Making Connections

Dan is a third-year student on our BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology. His work experience opportunities started within weeks of him enrolling at Derby. He says: “One of the great things about our course is having the links to the industry straight away."

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Students Chloe and David

Fast Track to Clearing

If you're still looking for a place at university, have changed your mind about what and where you want to study, or are worried about your grades, register now to beat the results day rush.

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Make it Real
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We want you to realise your vision for your future. The University of Derby is a place where you can take your passion and talent and use them to create a better world.

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