BSc (Hons) Audio & Music Technology

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Introduction

Discover how sound works and how technology can help you to master it with our industry-accredited Audio & Music Technology degree.

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Music at ARU

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With our BSc (Hons) Audio & Music Technology degree, you’ll integrate theories of sound into your audio projects, as you build a portfolio for a future career in the creative industries, including live sound, gaming, broadcast and film.

Under the guidance of experienced academic staff and industry-active practitioners, you will spend time developing a broad, balanced skill set, acquiring proficiencies in the design, integration, and operation of the technologies and techniques that will underpin your future career.

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Facilities and showcase

Professional facilities

As part of your Audio & Music Technology studies at ARU, you’ll have access to specialist facilities including:

  • Five climate-controlled recording studios featuring analogue-digital hybrid studio set ups and two mixing suites, all equipped with Pro Tools, Logic and plenty of outboard hardware recording equipment (Neve, Universal Audio, Audient, SSL)
  • Audio-visual studio
  • A spacious recital hall, band rooms and practice rooms
  • Five grand pianos, including a Steinway Model D
  • Many orchestral instruments, including a range of synthesisers; traditional instruments from India, China and Africa; and a Balinese Gamelan
  • An impressive inventory of professionally rated microphones and recording equipment.

Future Labs and workshop equipment

Our new digital workshop includes a variety of computer aided manufacturing machines, helping you learn up to date manufacturing and design processes as well as supporting many traditional techniques. These technologies include:

  • 3D printers and scanners - FDM printers; material-specific extruders; SLA Formlabs printers; SLS Formlabs Fuse1; structured light 3D scanners
  • 2D printing and cutting machines - laser cutters; Roland BN20 vinyl printer & cutter; Gerber substrate cutter; Mimaki TX300P sublimation printer.

Exciting opportunities

During your Audio and Music Technology studies, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • links with local networks such as Cambridge Arts Network and Cambridge Live
  • a diverse music scene in Cambridge ranging from classical to UK rap
  • an optional placement year where you can put your learning into practice, gain valuable experience and make useful contacts.

Take a closer look

Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.

Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.

Accreditation

JAMES

Our Audio & Music Technology course is accredited by Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES).

Careers

Our Audio & Music Technology course focuses heavily on the science and technology that underpins the subject area – the aim being that you'll have a wide range of career paths open to you once you graduate.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

Many of past students now enjoy successful careers in the music industry and beyond – from recording and mix engineers and acoustic consultants through to lecturers and technicians, the choice is yours.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our renowned MA Music Therapy. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Clare

“Lecturers encourage and support cross-faculty communication so everyone can produce the best portfolio possible.”

Clare

BSc (Hons) Audio & Music Technology

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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