Welcome to Sound Engineering

This course involves a partnership between the University of Bolton and SSR whose Manchester Studios are well equipped with analogue and state-of-the-art digital systems, software and IT facilities. The course is delivered fully at SSR in Manchester, but some travel between Bolton and Manchester will be necessary to make use of facilities at both sites.

The course includes the fundamentals of sound systems, sound engineering, sound for TV and film, special effects, computer games audio design, electronic music, the scientific principles of sound, studio techniques, live sound and PA systems, sound synthesis, mastering and post production. A work placement period in the second year provides a useful link into the industry.


Taught at SSR

Taught at SSR in Central Manchester -your work-placement will be undertaken in an audio-related environment of your choosing.

Industry Standard Recording Facilties

All the latest production and recording equipment you would expect from a current, industry-led course.

Professional Lecturers

Taught by industry-active professionals ensuring your skill set is relevant, up-to-the-minute and employer-ready

Avid Pro Tools Accreditation

Achieve professional accreditation in Avid Pro Tools - the industry standard recording software Work on ‘live’ projects within the University across the creative departments or with external bodies.

Commercial Recording Studio

Having been a commercial recording studio and training school for 30 years, SSR has a large list of music industry contacts around the North West.

Work Placements

Course tutors will support students through the process of securing a work placement, offering advice and guidance where necessary.

University of Bolton

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