Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) Bmus (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BMus (Hons) Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)
BSc (Hons) Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)
DipHE Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)
CertHE Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time URB14003 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY URB14003 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

J930, W300, J930, W300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Bachelor), Music

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Music and Media

Programme Leader

MASON RD Dr (Music & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Equip graduates with the knowledge, understanding, practical and inter-personal skills to pursue rewarding, professional careers in the audio and allied industries to the highest levels

Meet the needs of the audio, music and allied industries for high-calibre recruits

Allow graduates to realise the benefits stemming from the research activities of the School

Cultivate in graduates an appropriate balance between creativity and discipline in their approach to sound recording

Equip graduates with the necessary work and life skills for employment in the studio, broadcast, film and manufacturing sectors of the audio industry

Provide academic skills of research, experimentation, analysis, presentation and self-learning required for postgraduate study

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Fundamental concepts of audio engineering
Mathematical methods
Laboratory skills and safe working practice
Application of audio engineering to existing methods and solutions
Fundamental musical principles, performance skills and academic knowledge
Application of musical principles, performance skills or academic knowledge
Electrical and operational safety
Application of audio engineering concepts to new methods and
Team leadership skills
Research skills and self-management of research
Principles, concepts and application of technical and scientific subjects relevant to audio engineering K
Electrical and operational safety K
Musical principles, performance skills and academic knowledge relevant to a degree in sound recording K
Laboratory and project skills K
Appropriate IT and computing skills K
Appropriate mathematical methods K
Select appropriate academic techniques C
Develop solutions to practical problems through the application of audio knowledge & understanding C
Analyse systems and synthesise solutions C
Critically evaluate their knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines and the application of relevant approaches and techniques to industrial situations C
Select and apply multi-disciplinary techniques to complex problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical/rights issues likely to arise in the conduct of professional practice and an ability to formulate solutions through dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and the wider community C
Demonstrate competence in laboratory and studio operational practice P
Demonstrate appropriate communication & leadership skills P
Demonstrate familiarity with general and audio-specific IT and computing tools P
Plan, manage and execute recording sessions and audio post-production to professional standards P
Research information to develop ideas P
Manage projects P
Use scientific evidence and logical thought in the presentation of ideas T
Use general IT tools T
Evaluate information and requirements T
Apply creativity and innovation to problem solving T
Show effective oral and written communication skills T
Apply effective time management T
Manage more junior operational personnel T
Show teamwork and leadership T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Choose one optional module in Semester 1 and one optional module in Semester 2 TON3014 Technical Project - Core for BSc TON3017 Dissertation - Core for BMus

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Choose one optional module in Semester 1 and one optional module in Semester 2 TON3014 Technical Project - Core for BSc TON3017 Dissertation - Core for BMus

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
TONP017 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.