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Britannia Row launches bachelor’s degree in live sound

The three-year BSc Hons degree course has been developed by Britannia Row Productions Training and South Thames College.

Britannia Row Productions Training (BRPT) has launched a three-year BSc Hons degree in live sound production, developed in conjunction with South Thames College.

The degree is said to give students an intense and comprehensive guide to everything they need to prepare themselves for a career in live sound production.

The course will be run by South Thames College with BRPT industry professionals delivering the master class lectures throughout the course. Currently, the degree course is being validated by the University of Northampton with a scheduled validation date by the end of March 2016.

Student loans of up to £9,000 (approximately € 11,800) per year are available to meet course fees. Students can apply now for places on the course, which will commence in September 2016 through UCAS or directly to South Thames College.

Course places are available, subject to course validation, but if the UCAS deadline is missed, would-be students can apply directly to the college.

The course is intended to offer students the opportunity to not only experience the programme as a live brief, but to enable them to collate a portfolio of work in order to make them immediately employable within their own network of contacts by exit at Level 6.

By combining main stream higher education with industry, the course offers students the opportunity to obtain a BSc Hons degree while establishing a network of industry contacts.

“We believe that this course is highly unique and relevant to the live sound industry. As employers we have a good insight into what employers are looking for when they recruit and what they will be looking for in the future,” says BRPT’s managing director, Mike Lowe.

“When we launched Britannia Row Productions Training and our first short training courses in the summer of 2013, the thought of us building up to a degree course was a hopeful dream that maybe lay ahead somewhere in the dim and distant future. It is hard to believe know that we have travelled so far, so fast.

“South Thames College and the University of Northampton both really got behind our belief that this degree in live sound is needed and long overdue, and would be at its best and most relevant by partnering with Britannia Row Productions Training. I believe that this BSc Hons Degree Course in Live Sound Production will be the most relevant and focused training for anyone wanting to have the best of starts in the live sound industry”.