The Sound and Live Event Production course will give you the technical skills to transform live performances into events.
You’ll study live sound, video, rigging and lighting technology for use in all kinds of venues, from theatre, concerts and festivals, to TV, themed attractions and corporate events.
There is a balance of theoretical and practical applications of technology, so you’ll learn how to work with artistic colleagues to find creative solutions to the practical challenges of staging live events.
We regularly get involved in all kinds of events, from pop-up castle cinemas to live sports broadcasts. This mix of theory and practice will prepare you for a career in entertainment, broadcasting, touring logistics, technical production companies, and technical sales.
There are plenty of opportunities to use what you learn on this course, from practical sessions on campus in The Cube, to work placements, attending events and field visits. With a vibrant live music industry in the UK, local TV and film, and a wide range of major sporting and corporate events, you can develop skills to boost your employability in these areas.
You’ll cover the fundamentals of sound, lighting and electrical technology, alongside key aspects of rigging and installation design. You’ll also explore video technology and issues around networks, business concepts and planning. During your final year, you’ll undertake a major group project to develop an industry-standard product. This will allow you to build additional skills such as creative problem solving and eﬀective communication that are highly valued by employers. You can also become qualified to the IET’s 17th Edition Wiring Regulations (additional costs apply).
Year One: Sound and Live Event Production Degree
- Live Sound Technology 1
- Electrical Principles and Design
- Introduction to Lighting Design and Technology
- Concept Design and Video Technology
- Business and Event Safety
- Electronics 1
Year Two: Sound and Live Event Production Degree
- Video Systems Technology
- Live Sound Technology II
- Flying and Rigging Design
- Entertainment Lighting Design
- Power Systems Verification
- Lighting Control and Network Technology
Year Three: Sound and Live Event Production Degree
- Group Project
- Live Sound Technology III
- Video Applications Technology
- Lighting Practice
- Professional Preparation
- Supervised Work Experience (SWE)
The BSc (Hons) Sound and Live Event Production course is delivered through lectures, tutorials and practical workshops. Teaching often takes place in television studios and other creative spaces including our dedicated multipurpose facility ‚The Cube’ which is used to undertake practical exercises.
As well as the teaching on campus, there are field trips and backstage tours, including to the West End and BBC. You will also benefit from our links with industry through regular lectures from high-profile guest speakers.
Assessment involves a mixture of assignments, coursework, presentations and class tests throughout the year, with exams for some modules.