The course team has excellent links with industry and industry governing bodies. Input from industry representatives ensures that the course remains up-to-date with the latest technology and developments. This close relationship also guarantees that students have access to regular guest lectures and technical talks from industry professionals.
Recent guest speakers from the technical side of the industry have included Jim Griffith (Managing Director of Vanguardia Consulting), Andy Shiach (Managing Director of Advanced Communications Solutions) and Richard Welsh (former Head of Digital Cinema for Dolby). On the creative side, speakers have included Gary Powell (The Libertines), Zoe Miller (Head of Press at Mute Records), Mark Lawrence (Head of the Association For Electronic Music) and Rob da Bank (organiser of Bestival and Common People festivals).
Students will also have the opportunity to attend relevant events and conferences. These include the University’s own student music conference (SMILE), Institute of Acoustics Southern Region meetings, Audio Engineering Society Southern Group meetings and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists conferences.
KP Acoustics sponsor an annual prize for the best independent project in an acoustics related field, and there are opportunities for students to work in a range of roles at music festivals through Solent Productions and Solent Acoustics. In the past this has included working on stage management, broadcasting and acoustics for Glastonbury Festival.