About this program
BA (Hons) Sound and Music Production
This specialist degree enables you to develop the required industry production skills for a career in audio postproduction (film, TV, and animation), radio and music. We have strong relationships with industry including a recent partnership with the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London. You can participate in workshops with industry professionals at Abbey Road Studios which will form an integral part of your learning and development. Our industry partnerships have led to students securing audio positions with the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, The Church Studios, Pinewood Studios, Fonic, and Sweet Justice Sound, as well as freelance roles.
Underpinned by theory and research, this programe enables you to think critically and creatively about sound alongside gaining hands-on skills in order to prepare you for individual creative practice, further study, or careers in education and research. Previous students have pursued Master's degrees at institutions including the Berklee School of Music.
Teaching staff include a mix of industry-connected professionals and academic researchers who contribute their knowledge and experience to provide a comprehensive understanding of sound as it applies to music, radio, and postproduction industry and culture. You can also benefit from guest lectures and masterclasses delivered by industry experts. Previous guest lecturers include Andy Barlow (producer for U2), Tony Platt (recording engineer AC/DC), and Alannah Chance (producer BBC radio).
You'll be able to develop and hone your skills in our professional recording studio and radio studio, using industry-standard audio software such as Pro Tools, iZotope, Logic, Adobe Suite, and sound stage workflows and equipment. Each student receives their own copy of Avid Pro Tools for the duration of the course enabling them to work on or off campus to develop their skills and portfolio. There may be opportunities to learn official AVID courseware and have the option to become AVID certified through external examinations (subject to availability).
Opportunities are available to volunteer for Siren Radio, our on-campus community station which broadcasts daily to the city of Lincoln on 107.3 FM and globally online, as well as potentially secure experience and paid work in live sound through our on-campus performance venue, The Engine Shed.
A Level: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels) or equivalent qualifications
International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent qualification
T Level: Merit
Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ etc
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Electronic Music Production
- Key Concepts in Sound
- Multitrack Recording
- Practices of Recording
- Principles of Audio
- Radio Broadcasting
- Sound for Visual Media
- Understanding The Creative Industries
- Auditory Culture
- Practices of Listening
- Research Methods and Practice
- Sound Branding
- Audio Project 1
- Audio Project 2
- Community Impact and Engagement
- Sound and Music Industries Case Study
- Sound and Music Production Independent Study
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- UK £9,250 per level
- International: £16,200 per level
- UK: £77.00 per credit point
- UK: £9,250 per level
- UK: £77.00 per credit point
How You Study
On this course, students can develop their knowledge, theory, and practice of sound and music production. This culminates in their own independent projects (two advanced pieces of client-based practice work), along with an extended piece of academic work in the form of a dissertation.
In your first year, you will undertake a selection of core practical and theoretical modules to provide you with a solid foundation in sound as it applies to postproduction, radio, and music production. The Lincoln School of Film, Media and Journalism is an AVID Learning Partner, and you can benefit from access to Pro Tools, the industry-standard audio software, during your studies. There may be opportunities to learn official AVID courseware and have the option to become AVID certified through external examinations (subject to availability).
In your second year, you can focus on key areas of interest (post, radio, and/or music) through elective modules. There will be opportunities to book our recording spaces for collaboration with students from film production, animation, journalism, and music. Additionally, you will also prepare for your final-year dissertation through design of your major research project.
Your final year will enable you to bring together all of your previous creative, practical, and theoretical studies to produce two major client-based sound project portfolios, as well as complete your dissertation on your key area of interest.
For students who are interested in studying abroad, there may be the option to take part in an exchange programe in the USA. Please note that fees for the placement are included but travel, accommodation, and general living costs are the responsibility of the student.
This course aims to equip graduates for a wide range of roles in music production, radio, film, and TV, games, animation, mobile and web applications, audio engineering, and audio event management. Lincoln graduates have gone on to work for the BBC, Channel 4, The Church Studios, Fonic audio post production, Sweet Justice Game Audio, and Sky.
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