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The UK is a world leader when it comes to media. Whether it’s music, film, television or games, our presence is felt at the highest level and on a global scale. For each of these industries, audio is the common link, the one thing they all need.

BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering and Production deals directly with music production, post-production for film and television as well as audio design for games. With a strong emphasis on high standards of practical work, well-developed written and verbal communication, this course provides the right vocational-academic blend for industry or postgraduate study. It’s a course for anyone passionate about sound.

  • Music Dialogue
  • Film Dialogue
  • Sound Effects
  • In-House Multi-Genre Music Label
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Excellent Course Structure
  • Industry Contacts
  • Creative Community
  • Broad Career Opportunites
  • Excellent Tutor Support
  • Real-World Briefs
  • Industry Standard Facilities
  • Year 1
    You will be introduced to the theory, environments and equipment essential for audio engineering. Practical work around the recording and mixing process will be explored allowing you to develop techniques and workflows.
  • Year 2
    You will progress through to more complex environments allowing you to focus your skills in the studio. Practical work in the area of post-production for film and television is introduced to open up a variety of other opportunities.
  • Year 3
    Your skills will continue to develop in your third-year honours project which will become the centrepiece of your portfolio and should reflect the area of audio engineering in which you plan to specialise.

Why Choose The Audio Engineering and Production Degree at Futureworks?

You will love our facilities – our recording studios are among the best in the country. We have 12 music, mastering and post-production studios, featuring top of the range consoles such as Neve, Avid S6, SSL and Icon, with stunning monitoring and classic microphones to match. You can see more about our incredible facilities elsewhere on the site, but our main claim is that all the studios contain the hardware and software you will be expected to work on in the real world of audio engineering.

This course will enable you to progress through every studio, starting with the simplest, working up to the biggest and most advanced facilities. By the time you leave us, you will be confident working in virtually any studio environment.

What sets Futureworks apart is our tutor team. Our experienced and professional tutors are industry active, feeding current techniques from live briefs and high-profile projects into your programme of study. They bring energy and industry expertise.

In addition, Futureworks Music is our multi-genre, in-house record label that has commercially released our student, graduate, and staff music productions since 2011. Whilst studying with us, the label team will take you through getting your music onto the world’s leading streaming and broadcast platforms; access and guidance continue even after you’ve finished studying with us.

This course is validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Your Audio Engineering and Production Degree Career Opportunities

Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree programmes are a blend of technology and creativity, designed to target a wide range of career opportunities.

There are many roles and career paths that fit under the broad umbrella of “sound”: Sound Engineer, Music Producer, Mix Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Dialogue Editor, Sound Effects Editor, Dubbing Mixer, Sound Supervisor, Game Audio Designer, Live Sound, Acoustics, Noise Control, Studio Design, Location Sound, Forensic Audio, Audiology…

Many of our students progress on to postgraduate study – MSc and MA programmes in Sound & Music Production, Sound Design, Acoustics and Noise Control, Audiology, Public Policy and Human Development – to name but a few.

Location & Teaching

You will study at our Riverside Campus, located in the centre of Manchester. As part of your course, some of your lessons may take place at our filming facility, Futureworks Studios located in MediaCityUK, a few miles from the city centre.

Futureworks recognises that the skill and contribution of its teaching staff are vital to the delivery of high quality Higher Education. All programmes are managed by a dedicated Programme Leader and team of experienced tutors. Our excellent links with industry employers mean you’ll have access to exciting guest lectures and fantastic opportunities to gain experience on real-world projects.

Applying to this Course

To be considered for this course, you will require 104-120 UCAS points.

Futureworks is able to accept any applications from applicants who require a Student Visa (formerly called Tier 4 Visa) to study in the UK. Entry criteria for International students will vary. Please see International Students  for full details.

You can apply for this course by submitting an application via the UCAS system. The UCAS codes for this course are as follows:-

UCAS Code: J9W3

Institution Code: F98

If you have any questions about applying for a degree course please call us on 0161 214 4602, email [email protected] or look at our Admissions page.

There are no interviews for this course. If your application is successful, you will receive an offer via your UCAS application.

All of our courses start in September and are full time, 3 year courses. More information on relevant dates can be found on the Term Dates page.

“My experience on the audio engineering course has been positive, with the field approached from many angles, suitable from an employability perspective. Expect friendly and approachable tutors with a vast experience, as well as equally kind and helpful staff. Access to studio facilities and industry standard equipment is a highlight of studying at Futureworks. Easy access to students working towards degrees in related fields, such as Film making and Post Production is a desirable bonus as well, creating an ideal medium of learning and collaboration.”

Tudor Ghitescu
Audio Engineering & Production Student

Futureworks Music

“I enjoyed the fair and well managed access to all of the studios, the extra curricular efforts and support from all lecturers and the variety of the course. This course has given me extensive knowledge, experience and confidence that I can carry across to my career as a Drummer and Audio Engineer.”

Matt Thompstone
Audio Engineering & Production Graduate

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