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Looking to develop your skills in music technology to work in the creative industries? With this degree you will build on your knowledge and discover the wide range of opportunities that exist in music production, film sound and game audio.

The programme enables you to discover creative and technical roles in the industry, and graduate with either a BA or BSc award. You will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and be taught both digital and analogue tools, as well as emerging techniques in immersive audio and experimental performance.

  • Ableton Live
  • Avid Pro Tools (AVID accredited)
  • Immersive Audio
  • Max-MSP
  • Solid State Logic
  • Universal Audio
  • Unity Audio

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2019.

Why study Music and Sound Design at LSBU?

  • Specialist staff with great industry contacts.
  • Work collaboratively with industry partners and related LSBU creative courses.
  • Our multi-million pound Elephant Studios with facilities including Sound Studio and kit room for you to hire industry-standard equipment.
  • Flexible routes allow specialisation: Take the BA (Hons) route for creative sound design or BSc (Hons) for specialisation in technical development BSc.
  • Top 5 London university for graduate prospects in Art & Design (Complete University Guide 2019).
  • No.1 amongst London competitors for academic support and student voice in Music (National Student Survey 2018).


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 3 years September Southwark Campus


This course prepares you to become a flexible specialist within the dynamic environment of the creative industries. You’ll graduate with an industry-relevant portfolio of work that highlights your expertise, providing you with a competitive advantage in the world of work.

You’ll cover: music production, film sound, game audio and studio practice.

Your practical work will be supported by a dedicated teaching team with extensive experience across a range disciplines in music and sound production, and you’ll have access to cutting-edge studio facilities, editing suites and sound recording equipment. Read more about our Elephant Studios facilities here.

Methods of assessment for course overall: 100% coursework.

Year 1

  • Sample and Sequence
  • Creative Music Technology
  • Contemporary Music Industry
  • Introduction to Film Sound
  • Introduction to Game Audio
  • Introduction to Studio Practice

Year 2

  • Studio Production: Recording
  • Studio Production: Mixing
  • Sound Design: Specialism 1
  • Sound Design: Specialism 2
  • Music Image Text
  • Performance

Year 3

  • Research Project
  • Professional Practice
  • Advanced Project


Sound Studio

The Sound Studio features a control and live room, ideal for post-production work, mixing and recording small bands. Both rooms are acoustically treated and isolated.

Film Studio and Soundstage

The Film Studio is a double-height room with a lighting grid, DMX lighting control, green screen backdrop, air conditioning, green room (for make-up and wardrobe) and sound isolation for use as a soundstage.

Mac Lab

The Elephant Studios at LSBU Mac Lab is fitted with Quad-Core and Dual GPU MacPros, available for digital media workshops and unsupervised student work.

Teaching and learning

Your Lecturers are leading practitioners in their fields, so everything we do is industry relevant. Inspiring guest speakers from renowned arts organisations, galleries and production houses will give you further industry insight and build your professional connections.

Your practical work will be supported by a team of Technical Demonstrators and you’ll have access to cutting-edge facilities.

Year Tutor

As an undergraduate Arts and Creative Industries student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.

Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your year tutor at least twice a semester for 30 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional meetings or support by email.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level BCC or;
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions 36 Merits or;
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs Grade 4 or above)
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
9,250 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £13125.
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