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BA (Hons) Music and Sound Production

University of Winchester
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Course UCAS code: WW37
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
- Establish a strong theoretical and technical foundation alongside your unique creative output - Access our superbly equipped Multimedia Centre with its computerised radio studio and facilities for multi-track audio recording - Push your ability to produce an original composition, studio recording and sound design - Expert academic support in modules designed to enhance your professionalism, portfolio and employability Do professional studio recording and sound design thrill you? Are you seeking to push audio boundaries, discover emerging musical trends or produce an original composition? You can achieve all this and more on our Music and Sound Production programme, which is designed to provide you with an in-depth exploration of music and sound’s role in the convergent media industries of today enabling you to become the professional you want to be. We believe that you learn best by doing, so over the duration of the course you not only develop a robust portfolio but the skill set needed to enter the workplace. This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the media production industry and to help you to develop a wide range of technical production skills. There’s an emphasis on creativity and modules are structured to allow you to explore your own creative interests as you refine your professional practice. Year 1 allows you to experience the breadth of opportunities available in content production, establishing a strong technological and theoretical foundation in production methods and delivery formats. Core modules include Radio Production and Podcasting, Recording Studio Practice and Guerrilla Recording. Year 2 helps to hone your abilities through specialist modules as you learn how to create and manage live events, music videos and documentaries. The course structure continues to build theoretical and practical understanding while developing your creativity, technical skills and professionalism. Core modules include The Soundtrack: Sound Design for Cinema, Interactive Sound and Music, Music Video and Synthesis and Sequencing. In Year 3, you develop as a confident professional. The defining activity of this year is a Final Major Project, which becomes the centrepiece of your portfolio. You are encouraged to explore your specialisation and produce an original piece of work to a professional industry standard, such as an album of multitrack recordings, a portfolio of sound design, a performance portfolio or a project exploring an area of audio/visual media production of interest to you. You are expected to push your creative ability to the limit and are supported throughout with tutorials and professional development, together with modules designed to enhance your professionalism, portfolio and employability. On graduation, you can seek work equipped with a strong foundation in sound for all aspects of media, a deep knowledge of technological and industrial practice and an understanding of how sound contributes to television, film and radio. Graduates find employment in key areas such as studio-based engineering, sound design and composition as well as production opportunities within broadcast, film and theatre.
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15 January

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Winchester was such a pretty, lovely place to study. It’s a real community oriented university, you’ll get to know everyone here which is great. The nightlife isn’t crazy like, say, Brighton, there are a few nice clubs here, The SU throws the Bop every Wednesday is bloody mental, and if you want to have a really good night out you can get a cheap taxi down to Southampton. My tutors were really supportive, and they drove me to the best of my ability - they offered great feedback and were always available for a chat.

Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Course Enquiries and Applications:
Tel. +44 (0)1962 827234
Email. [email protected]

Course Enquiries and Applications:
Tel. +44 (0)1962 827234
Email. [email protected]

 
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  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    I would rate it as a 3 I was satisfied being in winchesterbut the location of the student house off the campus was so far away from uni it does take me 30-45 to walk. Not many buses going around at all.
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