BMus (Hons) Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

BMus (Hons) Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

Typical Entry Requirements: A level grades AAB (340 points)

Required Subjects: Mathematics, Music and Physics to A level or equivalent are required. This may be evidenced by gaining appropriate qualifications or by passing written tests at interview. Music Technology A level together with ABRSM Music Theory Grade 5 is acceptable in place of Music A level. Musical performance proficiency equivalent to ABRSM Grade 7 is desirable.

English Language Requirements: An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent for non-native-English-speaking applicants.

The Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) programme aims to equip you with the breadth of knowledge required for a successful career in any area of professional audio. By balancing a rigorous study of music and the technical and scientific aspects of sound recording with the operational and practical aspects of each, we have formed a blend of music and sound recording which, we believe, makes the Tonmeister programme unique in the UK university system.

A combination of the broad knowledge base provided by the programme, the professional nature of the teaching and facilities, and the reputation of the programme within the industry means that the employment prospects for graduates are excellent.

The Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) programme is well established and highly regarded in the industry. It is aimed at those who are primarily interested in the theory and practice of sound recording and audio engineering.
The programme comprises three areas of study: technical understanding of audio, practical experience of recording, and musical theory and practice. We believe that all of these components are essential for an audio engineer to be able to cope with the wide variety of tasks that the role entails.

The technical aspects of the programme cover the components that contribute to modern sound recording and reproduction, such as acoustics, electroacoustics, electronics, computer audio systems, sound synthesis and signal processing. The practical elements of the programme provide you with tuition in recording techniques and critical listening, as well as allowing you to apply the technical theory to making recordings of a wide range of music. The musical components of the programme will develop your analytical skills, and provide the opportunity for detailed study of creative disciplines such as performance and composition.
The Tonmeister programme will prepare you for a career in the professional audio industry. However, your career choice is not restricted to being a recording engineer. The breadth of experience gained in the programme equips graduates with numerous practical skills and an invaluable initiative and adaptability.

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