24 months
7500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This exciting Music and Audio Technology (Hons) course from The Sound and Music Institute spans not only musical areas such as traditional music production and contemporary electronic music creation but also delves into sound design, live performance and music for media. 


This broad but thorough Music and Audio Technology (Hons) course from The Sound and Music Institute will allow you to develop modern skills in all areas of music and audio technology, with the option to specialise in an area of your choice in the second year. 

You’ll have access to a wide range of professional standard sound and music production equipment, which features not only established studio and recording environments but also electronic music and sound design labs that are equipped with modern and classic sound production tools and software.

While no less rigorous than a BA (Hons) pathway, the FdA Degree is more vocational, with most assignments written to either reflect industry practice or enable you to build a professional portfolio of work. You can also top it up to a full BA (Hons) with one further year of full-time study on either our Music Production & Sound Engineering or Electronic Music Production degrees.

Real World Experience

Throughout the course, there are multiple opportunities for you to gain real world experience including:

  • Performance and event management opportunities at multiple local venues and internationally with the chance to perform in Berlin.
  • Opportunities to pitch for paid projects with production companies and other clients.
  • Technician internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sonic Production
  • Research in Audio Production
  • Studio Production Techniques
  • Audio Mechanisms
  • Sound Design
  • Sound for Screen

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

UCAS Points: 64-72 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.
UK applicants must have GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above, or an equivalent qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2.If you fall short of these qualifications you might want to consider our Access To HE course.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 24 months.

EU: £7,500 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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