Studying Acoustics and Audio at Salford

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Thank you for choosing acoustics, audio and video at Salford as a study choice. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make your decision.

To help you make your choice, we’ve got some more information about studying at Salford, including a look ahead to your first year of study.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email our friendly team at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call us on 0161 295 4545.

First year snapshots

Get a glimpse of first year life as an acoustics, audio and video student.

Explore the modules you will take, how your weekly timetable might look, plus more about what it's like to study at Salford.

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FAQs

What facilities will I have access to?

Depending on your course, we have a range of world-class facilities for Acoustics, Audio and Video students to access. Our Acoustics Laboratories, for example, have a range of specialist test environments, from an anechoic chamber to transmission suites and reverberation chambers. Our MediaCityUK campus is home to our Audio Production suites and TV Studios, providing students with access to multi-million pound Pro Tools enabled studios, 3D animation suites, post-production software and more!

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Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?

Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

Where have students done their placements in the past?

With a huge number of relevant work placements available, students across our acoustics, audio and video courses have secured placements with a variety of organisations, with some completing multiple placements throughout their time at university. Hear from BSc (Hons) Acoustical and Audio Engineering student Elle about her placement experiences.

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What careers will be open to me when I graduate?

Each of our acoustic, audio and video courses will prepare you for a range of vocational careers across the audio and media industries. Graduates from these courses often progress into roles including studio engineer, broadcast engineer, product developer, acoustics consultant, gaming audio engineer, technical engineer, media technician, colourist, and MCR gallery operator. Course alumni have gone on to work for companies including Apple, Dolby, Arup, Bang and Olufson, Jaguar Land Rover and Salford City Football Club. 

Will we have access to the recording studios whilst we're studying?

Yes, we have an online booking system for students to reserve studio time. It's completely free and we always encourage students to bring any bands in to record.

What will my timetable in first year look like?

In first year students will have about 20 contact hours per week split over four or five days. It will be an equal mixture of lectures, labs and tutorials. There are no lectures on a Wednesday afternoon then so that students can participate in clubs, societies and extracurricular activities.

Is there anything you recommend I do over the summer to prepare for starting in September?

Start listening to music and watching films with a critical ear - listen out for what you think works and what doesn't. If you want a good book to read, we recommend "Sound Recording" by Francis Rumsey for all three of our Audio courses.

THREE GREAT REASONS TO STUDY AT SALFORD

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Learn in our industry-standard studios, surrounded by world-class research settings such as the Anechoic chamber

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Experience live briefs, guest lectures and real-world scenarios as you build your acoustics and audiovisual knowledge

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Choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability

Our Facilities

Whether you are based at Peel Park or at MediaCityUK, you’ll have access to a range of laboratories and AV facilities that will develop your skills.

At the forefront of audio and acoustics teaching and research for over 60 years, Salford is home to some ground-breaking, world-class facilities.  This includes our Anechoic Chamber - the quietest space in the North West!

Get in touch

If you have any questions, just contact our friendly team at enquiries@salford.ac.uk, or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

You can also join our Facebook group - a space to meet other applicants planning to join Salford in September.