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Live Event Technology

3 years
2022
UCAS Code:
LET1
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
104-120
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Do you have a passion for live music, live events or outside broadcasting? Are you hoping to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry? This practical and skills- based live event technology degree will help you develop a high level of working knowledge, leaving you fully equipped to install, operate and customise audio, video and lighting systems and pursue a range of careers in the music, broadcasting and live events industry.

The live events industry has seen a surge of technology advances in the last 10 years, with live performances forming a backbone for the music industry. This degree supports you to develop the skills for an exciting career in the technical side of events, where there is great demand for skilled engineers and technicians.

Throughout your studies you will have the chance to build specialist skills with practical learning opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities; from our Dolby Atmos Cinema to our HD outside broadcast vehicle. This gives you first-hand experience of the time and quality pressures associated with outside broadcasting and live events.

With the crossover between audio and visual technologies and the move to audio over IP being more prominent than ever within the live events industry, you will understand the technologies from rigging to operation utilising our close industry links throughout your programme of study.

The course has a strong focus on helping you improve your employability. As such, past students have been given regular opportunities to conduct work experience at live music and sporting events. These opportunities have included work at some of the UK’s biggest music festivals including Glastonbury and IOW festival.

Why choose this course?

Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

Who is this course for?

The course is ideal for those looking to gain hands-on experience in the creation and installation of modern audio, video and lighting systems for events of all sizes. Technical theory and operation practice is introduced in a practical and applied manner.

What does this course lead to?

Students graduating from this course can secure roles as freelance sound and lighting engineers or be employed in roles within live events and outside broadcasting companies or audio/visual technicians designing and implementing systems.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to use a range of high quality facilities including Solent's 96 seat Dolby Atmos cinema with the ability to mix and render Dolby Atmos content in Pro Tools, our outside broadcast vehicle with seven ENG system cameras, up to 64-channels of audio mixing and plenty of monitoring and signal analysis.

We also have state-of-the-art motion tracked multi-camera TV studio with a green infinity cove for chromakey, our flagship music recording studio with Avid S6 control surface, high-quality Dynaudio monitoring and industry-standard outboard. Solent's 5.1 audio dubbing theatres for recording and mixing Foley FX, ADR and music to picture content. A spatial audio and VR lab, currently a 25 loudspeaker system for Ambisonic decoding and multiple Vive and Oculus headsets for VR. Students will also have access to industry-standard software for media editing, engineering simulation, coding, signal processing and analysis.


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