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    I've been researching the Music and Sound Production Technology BSc as well as the Music and Audio Technology BSc courses as potentials for my undergraduate study.

    Is anyone currently studying either for these courses that could give me a bit of an insight into what they are like to study??

    Any response would be greatly appreciated
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    Hi ASeal,

    I'm Chris and I have just started my second year studying at Bournemouth University. As I do marketing communications I unfortunately can't tell you much about your course, however I can tell you about the faculty of media and communication (which you would be in if you opted to study Music and Audio/Sound. For starters every student in the faculty will get the opportunity for work experience in industry (either a 4 week or a 40 week placement). The faculty has a really great reputation within the media industry (past students have gone on to win BAFTAs and work for films like Avatar and Gravity. It is the only Centre of Excellence for Media Practise in the UK and with other companies Bournemouth University hosts the BFX festival which celebrates visual and sounds effects. The faculty is also the home to the Bournemouth Rock newspaper, Jump TV and Nerve Media which are all ran by Bournemouth students.

    The facilities are industry-level. I recently did tours of the media faculty and I was really surprised how amazing the facilities are (including radio stations, a foley suite and loads of editing studios). If you get the chance you should really come and check it all out! There is a huge kit room which takes up most of the ground floor where you can gain access to specialist equipment for free! The biggest benefit is that studying at BU you will gain hands on experience with industry level equipment, as well as a work placement opportunity!

    Hope this has helped! I'll see if I can get someone to tell you more about the courses! Let me know if you have any other questions!

    Thanks

    Chris
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    Hi Chris,

    Yeah, I was hoping to come down for your last open day but I ended up having so much on that weekend that I couldn't come

    Sounds great for me, a decent graduate employment is definitely one of the main things I'm looking at (I suppose that's the same for any degree though really).
    How have you found uni so far e.g. teaching/nightlife/acccomodation??

    Cheers for the reply

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    Hey Adam,

    That's a shame about the open day! But don't worry BU has more open days coming up! The next one is on the 21st of November if you can attend book your place here; https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study...t-us/open-days

    While I can't speak for the music courses in particular the teaching here is great, the library is full of resources and of course the media school has all those facilities that I mentioned in my previous post. Nightlife in Bournemouth is great as well, theres nearly a student night every evening and theres something for everyone from your typical club nights to indie nights, from reggae to retro and loads more! Accommodation at Bournemouth is worth every penny! The majority of first years will be living in the Lansdowne Campus which is where all of the halls of residence are, you've also got the Student Village which is right next to the Talbot Campus and unilets too! The uni has a bus service so you can get around the town really easily and between the campuses really easily. Hope this has helped you out a bit, I would definitely try to check the uni out on an open day - but if not a virtual tour is being made which will go online very soon, and of course if you have any other questions you can ask me here!

    Thanks

    Chris
 
 
 
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