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Music and performing arts 2
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BSc (Hons) Live Sound Production - Level 6


This unique degree will give you an intense and comprehensive guide to everything you need to prepare you for a career in live sound production. It is delivered exclusively in partnership with Britannia Row Productions, one of the world's foremost live sound companies.

You'll work directly with Britannia Row Production engineers and technicians as well as your tutors on an array of live production modules to develop your skills in areas such as:

  • Live sound system design and optimisation
  • Digital live sound technology
  • Audio electrics
  • Mix applications
  • Studio and live multi-track recording and more.


You'll be assessed over three years, with two semesters a year. You will submit work throughout each semester. Assessments are a mixture of theory and practical assignments. Your theoretical knowledge will inform large and varied practical projects and you'll organise events independently as part of your assessment.

Entry Requirements

You should have:

  • A full Level 3 qualification equating to 96 UCAS points, for example a Level 3 Extended Diploma or a mix of A Levels. Ideally this will include a relevant subject such as music, music technology or electrical design and/or physics.
  • GCSE English and maths grade A*-C/9-4.
  • Alternatively you could have equivalent relevant industry experience.

You will need to provide some evidence of your work. This could be audio recordings, portfolio or computer-based, depending on your skills. You will also have an interview which may require you to prepare some work or complete tasks. If you are abroad, this can be arranged via Skype/video-call.


There is a materials fee to cover the cost of trips and additional resources you'll use on the course. This cost will be confirmed at the start of each year and will depend on the projects and assesments for those semesters. Please talk to us about materials costs if you think this might affect your enjoyment of the course or ability to finish it.

Next Steps

The practical skills and industry experience you'll gain on this course should make you significantly employable. You'll leave with an understanding of the skills required to start your own network of contacts to help you get ahead in the live sound industry. Your tutors will support you and give advice on finding employment.

You could also go on to further your studies by taking a MA level course. 

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
3 Years
Study mode:?
Full Time
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 9,000
19 and older: ?
£ 9,000
Materials fees: ?

Britannia Row Productions

This exclusive course is run in direct partnership with Britannia Row Productions, one of the foremost live sound companies in the world. Britannia Row Productions engineers will teach and work with you during your studies.

University of Northampton

This degree is validated by our institutional partners, University of Northampton, who recently were one of the few institutions in the country to be awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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Fee reductions for adult short courses

 Cost of course by campus
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Receiving income-based benefits £40* £40* 50% discount**
Aged 60 or over
  • For courses costing £53 or over you'll receive 30% off
  • For courses costing less than £53, the fee will be reduced to £40*

* There is no reduction for courses costing less than £40 
** Non-accredited courses only (courses that don't lead to a certificate or qualification)

How to apply for reduced fees

Come to Student Services at any of our campuses with payment and proof of your age or benefit status.

Accepted proof of age:

  • Passport
  • Driving license

Accepted proof of benefits:

  • A benefits letter dated from the last two months

If you're unsure whether you're eligible for reduced fees email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pop into Student Services. Check our opening times before making your journey.


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Leisure courses

You might be able to get a discount on some courses if:

  • You are 60+ years of age. You may have to pay for materials on some courses
  • If you're on income-based benefit. It's usually £37 each term. You may have to pay for materials on some courses. There is no College registration fee for leisure courses.

    Please bring proof of your benefit status that is less than two months old when you enrol.

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Aged 16-18

You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses.

Please note that if you're applying for a reduced fee, your benefit evidence needs to be no older than two months.
Aged 19 or older not on benefits

You will have to pay tuition and exam costs and you may have to pay for materials on some courses.

Aged 19 or older on 'Active Benefits' eg Jobseekers Allowance

You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses. Please note that JSA signing on books are not accepted as proof of benefits for a reduced fee.

Aged 19 or older on other benefits eg income support

You may get a discount depending on the type or level of education you've done already. You may have to pay for materials on some courses.

New government funding for 24 and older!!

If you are taking a Level 3 or 4 course, you may be able to get a government loan to cover your course. Find out more here.

There is a College registration fee of £30 but only if you are on a qualification course that is not 'full cost'. You don't pay it if you're 18 or younger or on Active Benefits.


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Apply for CELTA courses using the application form here. If you're applying for the CELTA taster day you'll need to follow the steps below to enrol.

For courses not leading to a qualification

You can enrol anytime between now and the start of your course using our enrolment form.

In person: Bring your completed form to any of our centres Monday to Thursday: 8.45am-7.00pm (10-4 during College holidays) Friday: 8.45am-4.00pm or Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm with:

  • Evidence of benefits or age(if you are applying for a reduced fee)
  • Payment (cash, cheque, credit or debit card)

By post (only if paying full fee): Send the enrolment form with a cheque or the credit card information completed to:

College Enquiry Unit, South Thames College, Merton Campus, FREEPOST CN2701, London Road, Morden Surrey, SM4 5QX

Please do not send cash in the post. Cheques should be made payable to: South Thames College Corporation. Please note we don't accept Electron or American Express cards.

By phone (only if paying full fee): Call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on 020 8918 7777 with your credit or debit card to hand. You will soon be able to pay online too.


Advanced Learner Loan

If you're 19 or older at the start of this course and you've lived in the UK for 3 or more years, you could get a loan to help with your tuition fees. It's not means-tested, and you won't need to pay it back until you've finished your course and earn over £21,000 a year.

If you get an Advanced Learner Loan to study an Access course then go on to complete a HE course, your loan repayments will be wiped off.

The amount you'll receive depends on the course and tuition fees. The minimum is £300.

How to apply

You can apply for this loan once you've got a place on the course. After you've accepted your place we'll send you a learning and funding information letter which you need to complete your loan application. You can do this online on the website.

For full details about the loan and eligibility, see the UK government website.