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Sound Engineering Level 3 at Access Creative College

Course description

If you would like to get into sound engineering, while looking to develop skills for university or professional work, then this is the course for you. You will gain in-depth skills in all areas of live and studio sound.

Course content

THE SCIENCE OF SOUND Develop your understanding of how sound and acoustics work.

STUDIO SOUND Gain skills in recording from studio design through to miking, mixing and mastering.

LIVE SOUND Work in a variety of live sound environments, setting up PA and monitors and mastering the art of live mixing.

DEVELOP BUSINESS SKILLS Get the skills to promote yourself in the industry.

Entry requirements

We value your creative passion and skills above all else. However, you will need to demonstrate that you are able to work at Level 3 (A Level standard) and we will take your actual, or predicted, grades into account.


Course work.

Financial information

FREE for 16-18s.

Future opportunities

You will achieve a Level 3 RSL Music Practitioners Extended Diploma which can lead on to a creative degree. Completion of both years of the course can generate up to 168 UCAS points, or the equivalent of three A* grades at A Level. You may also go straight into employment in the creative industries.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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    • Access to Music York runs from the Jam Factory, a commercial rehearsal and studio business which means that your place of learning is at the heart of the regional music scene.

      Facilities include fully-equipped band rehearsal rooms, Apple Mac technology and media suites and a digital recording studio.

      Our staff are all experienced musicians and they get to know who you are and what you want to be. We have a proven track record of past students going on to university and into the industry.

      Finally, York is a great place to study music. It has a lively music and cultural scene and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and perform or work at venues and festivals.