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Media technology at Solent

Do you want to help bring live events – from concerts to sports events – to life? Behind every event there’s a huge team of specialists and technicians working with the latest technology to ensure it all goes off without a hitch – and you could be one of them.

Skilled engineers and technicians are the unsung stars of live events, working behind the scenes to operate the audio, video, broadcast and lighting systems at live music, sport and other events.

We offer exceptional opportunities to build specialist media technology skills, with practical learning opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities – from our Dolby Atmos cinema to our professional-grade outside broadcast vehicle.

You can hone your skills in audio production recording and mixing music for studio or live sound, study the fundamental concepts of acoustics by examining the properties of sound and vibrations, learn engineering and electronic fundamentals, and master video production using TV studio equipment, camera operation and live video mixing.

Media technology specialists are in high demand in the industry, and our students are frequently working in industry even before they graduate. The course has a strong focus on helping you improve your employability – our outside broadcast teams work at events and festivals such as the world-famous Glastonbury music festival, producing packages and live media that are utilised by the BBC, Sky and more.

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BSc (Hons) Live Event Technology

If you want an exciting career in the entertainment industry as a skilled technician this is for you. You could engineer and manage audio, lighting, or broadcast systems to bring events to life.


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; and more.

We also have a state-of-the-art motion-tracked, multi-camera TV studio with a green infinity cove for chroma key, and a flagship music recording studio with Avid S6 control surface, high-quality Dynaudio monitoring and industry-standard outboard. We also have 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, with 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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