Entertainment engineering education isn’t anything new to us. We’ve been at it since way back in 1999 and are still going strong!
Leading UK and international employers come to us every year looking for fresh graduates to hire. They know that our graduates have the knowledge and skills needed in industry, which our long track record of graduate success is testament to.
This page gives you a quick overview of the courses we currently offer, with links through to each course’s official homepage. Get in touch if you have any questions!
BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology
Programme Leader: Simon Lewis
This is the programme that started it all. We cover just about everything technical about a live event, from sound system design and optimisation, lighting design, rigging, acoustics, digital signal processing, electronic equipment design and analysis, loudspeaker engineering, live streaming, and much more! Our graduates can be found in leadership roles at just about any major live event in the UK these days.
Since the degree is accredited by the Institute of Engineering and technology (IET), our graduates aren’t limited to live event production roles. Many go on to become successful R&D engineers at leading audio and lighting equipment firms or alternatively progress onto postgraduate study.
BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology
Programme Leader: Ben Sams
This programme is the sister programme to the original sound and light programme. It is geared towards equipping students with the skills and knowledge valued most by employers. To achieving this, we’ve designed the programme in partnership with Cloudbass, one of the leading live broadcast firms in the UK. Students on this course spend most of their practical session at Cloudbass’s headquarters working on real-world equipment with instruction from professional broadcast engineers.
MSc Audio Engineering
Programme Leader: Dr Adam Hill
This programme grew out of the research interests of two of our staff members: Dr Adam Hill and Dr Bruce Wiggins. Starting with the core subject areas of audio electronics, live sound systems, 3D audio/virtual reality and audio software development, Adam and Bruce consulted with leading individuals in the international audio engineering community to craft the programme to meet the current and future needs of industry.
The programme is challenging and fast-paced, but the hard work will pay off as graduates will find themselves highly-employable and sought-after by leading members of industry who value the knowledge and skill development emphasized on this programme.
Programme Leader: Dr Bruce Wiggins
We always have a friendly group of students working on their PhDs, generally on audio-related topics, but certainly not limited to them. We have a suite of state of the art reach facilities including multiple ambisonics rooms, a large live event test space, a brand new hemi-anechoic chamber (coming online in early-2017!) and fully-equipped computing labs.
From time to time we have funded PhD studentships on offer, so do check in with us if you’re interested!