Audio & Music Technology - BSc (Hons)

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.

Course details

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.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

Our Audio & Music Technology course is accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support). Their trained assessors and accreditation panel members are working professionals with extensive knowledge and experience of today’s music and audio industry – so you can be sure our course will give you all the relevant skills you need for a successful career. Make the most of Cambridge’s diverse music scene with our links to local networks such as Cambridge Arts Network and Cambridge Live – from classical music to UK rap or even film and computer game soundtrack, there are plenty of opportunities to explore your style.


Entry requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.


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.

Many of our 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.


Modules are subject to change and availability.

You’ll show your progress through a variety of methods that will best prepare you for your future career. These include portfolios of recorded works, essays, reports, log books, posters and presentations.

  • Core Skills for Audio
  • Studio Techniques
  • Acoustics
  • Live Sound
  • Advanced Audio Technology
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Audio for Film
  • Audio for Games
  • Audio Programming
  • Electronics for Music
  • Live Event Production
  • Music Business
  • Collaborative Project
  • Final Project
  • Portfolio