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Sound for Film and TV (Hons)

dBs The Sound and Music Institute

36 months
9250 GBP/year
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The Sound for Film and TV (Hons) programme from The Sound and Music Institute is designed to empower students with professional audio skills to work in the film, television and new media industries. Through exploring the world of sound for film and television you’ll discover innovative new approaches to creative sound production. 


You’ll cover practical and theoretical techniques in studio recording, location sound recording, professional techniques in broadcast audio, sound design and synthesis, Foley and post-production. The Sound for Film and TV (Hons) programme from The Sound and Music Institute is project-focussed, with students embarking on real-world briefs being created by student and professional filmmakers.

These real-world collaborations will see you work closely with students from the film school ‘Screenology’, and other film institutions such as UWE, Falmouth University, Plymouth College of Art, University of Plymouth, on a variety of real-world film projects.

You will look primarily at the techniques and skills associated with film sound but also at the crossover skills used in television and new media. This versatile course will give you all the fundamental skills required to be a sound specialist in an ever-changing and exciting area of the creative industries.

In addition you will have access to a substantial guest lecture programme throughout the three years with topics ranging from demonstration and instruction in new technology to personal viewpoints and techniques from experienced professional practitioners.

Real World Experience

This degree is heavily focussed on offering you as much real-world experience as possible. From the moment you begin you will be working with filmmakers and providing sound for their projects.   

There will also be lots of opportunities for you to link with various production companies in Bristol and be involved with actual projects being carried out in the area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Audio Principles
  • Sound Design
  • Analysis
  • Industry & Development
  • Technical Exploration
  • Technical Enhancement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

UCAS Points: 112 Points from:

  • A-levels
  • Level 3 Diplomas
  • Or an equivalent qualification
  • If applying from outside the UK please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications.

If you do not hold the minimum entry requirements but can demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation you will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for further details. If you do not have any UCAS points, check out our Access to HE diploma.

UK Applicants must have GCSE English Language at C or above, or an equivalent qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

EU: £9,250 per year

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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