Do you have a passion for live music? Are you hoping to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry? This practical and skills based live audio technology degree will help you develop a high level of working knowledge, fully equipped to install, operate and customise modern audio systems and pursue a range of careers in the music and live events industry.
Students studying live sound technology will have the chance to build these specialist skills by using our industry standard media facilities. These include radio and audio recording studios, Foley booths, digital mixing systems and channel desks.
Students are also able to use our HD outside broadcast vehicle, giving them first-hand experience of the time and quality pressures associated with outside broadcasting.
The course focuses on helping students to improve their employability. As such, past students have been given regular opportunities to conduct work experience at live music and sporting events. These opportunities have included work at some of the UK’s biggest music festivals.
This course also offers students the opportunity to collaborate with students from Solent’s other creative programmes. This collaborative environment simulates real working practices and helps prepare learners to work with professionals from other disciplines after graduation.
What does this course lead to?
Many of our graduates have found work with PA and production companies, while a small selection have gone on to further study or work in acoustics, with companies such as Robert Nisbet Event Production Services, WSP Acoustics and TNEI Services.
Who is this course for?
This course is well-suited to those who love live performances and who wish to learn the technology of creating live entertainment events.
The highly practical course is ideal for those looking to gain hands-on experience in the creation and installation of modern audio systems for events of all sizes.