Welcome to Entertainment Engineering at the University of Derby!

Housed within the School of Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering, our subject area boasts an array of cutting-edge facilities such as 3D multichannel sound rooms, a hemi-anechoic chamber, a virtual reality cave, live event spaces, and advanced electronics labs.

Since its inception in 1999, our undergraduate course, BSc (Hons) Sound, Light, and Live Event Engineering, has enabled hundreds of students to excel as live event professionals worldwide.

In the postgraduate realm, our MSc Audio Engineering course, introduced in 2015, is enriched by the research capacities of the Electro-Acoustics Research Lab (EARLab). Additionally, our collaboration with the Institute of Acoustics has led to the IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control and the MSc Applied Acoustics, which have been guiding students and professionals in acoustics since the mid-1990s.

We maintain active educational partnerships and collaborations with industry stalwarts such as Meyer Sound, L-Acoustics, Solotech, Anna Valley, and Cloudbass. Furthermore, our dedicated faculty is engaged with well-known institutions including the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Institute of Acoustics (IOA), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

On this website you can learn more about our academic programs, research initiatives, and the achievements of our staff, students and alumni. You’ll also find pertinent links that lead you to in-depth information on our courses and current research pursuits at the University of Derby.

For any questions or discussions related to our programs, research, or industry partnerships, please feel free to reach out through our contact form.


Recent blog posts (click here for the full blog):

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Graduate Spotlight – Aaron Marcus

Meet Aaron Marcus, a 2021 graduate from our BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology programme, currently working as a Vision Guarantee at Cloudbass. Aaron chose Derby for its industry-standard equipment, experienced lecturers, and networking opportunities. Initially aspiring to be a remote camera systems operator, Aaron’s focus shifted during the course to vision engineering...
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Graduate Spotlight – Lewis Chalmers

Lewis Chalmers, who graduated from our BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Engineering programme in 2019, initially aimed for a career in lighting design. However, his university journey led him to discover a passion for sound engineering. Since then, as a freelance audio engineer, he has toured internationally and recently secured a role with...
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EARLab visits ISVR

Electro-Acoustics Research Lab (EARLab) co-leads, Adam Hill and Bruce Wiggins, were invited to give a talk at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, on 8 February. Adam Hill presenting his research on safe listening at live music events Adam started the talk with an update on his work surrounding safe listening...
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Graduate Spotlight – Brittany Melly

In our latest Graduate Spotlight, we introduce Brittany Melly, a 2011 graduate from the University of Derby’s BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology program. Hailing from Dunstable, Brittany’s journey led her to Derby, where she embarked on her studies with a love for live music events. However, her path evolved as she discovered...
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