Audio, Sound and Recording Technology

Studying Audio, Sound and Recording Technology

Movies, television programmes and video games would be very dull without the right kind of music. Wouldn’t you agree? If recording, synthesising and editing sounds and music sounds like your familiar note, Audio, Sound and Recording Technology might be just the course for you!

Studying Audio, Sound and Recording Technology prepares you for a career in the entertainment industry. You will develop technical skills in IT and use and design of specialist electrical and recording equipment and also enhance your creativity, attention to detail, timemanagement and teamwork skills.

British universities are at the forefront of Audio and Recording Technologyteaching, learning and research. There are about 30 universities offering programmes in this discipline.

Some of the universities where you could study are:

  • De Montfort University
  • University of York

Salary and Career Prospects

After graduating, you could find yourself working with likes of music companies like Sony Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, video games companies like Rockstar Games, Nintendo, Sony or Ubisoft, film production companies like Warner Brother, MGM and Disney or even advertising companies.

Depending on which degree you specialise in, you could work as: Audio Engineer, Sound Engineer, Sound Designer, Recording Engineer, Senior Sound Engineer and Audio Migration Analyst.

Salaries vary depending on location, qualifications and experience. As a guide, suitably qualified and experiencedprofessionals earn an average of £24,000 (22 lakhs INR) a year.

Why UK?

The UK is a world-renowned seat of learning, teaching and research with 3 universities in top 10 and 7 in top 50 in THE World Rankings 2018.

Britain is home to many of the world’s most leading IT, media, entertainment and advertising companies. These include the likes of BBC, Sky, Rockstar Games, Warner Brother Studios, Penguin Random House and Saatchi& Saatchi.

It is possible for students to remain in the UK after finishing their studies, provided they meet all prevailing visa requirements.