5 reasons to study Music and Sound with us

Choosing where to study is a big decision and you’ll want to make sure you choose the right fit for you. Here’s some of our top reasons why you should study music and sound at Birmingham City University.

1. Facilities

As a student here, you'll will be able to take advantage of a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art technology and equipment to prepare you for working within industry.

Teaching will take across our STEAMhouse, Millennium Point and Parkside buildings, as well as Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Make the most of our outstanding facilities – including seven industry-standard recording studios, SSL mixing desks (more than anywhere else in Europe!) and complete AV digital interconnection.

2. Industry preparation

Learn skills for a range of technology-focused career paths in the highly dynamic music technology environment. Our students have gone on to work at Focusrite, Universal, BBC, Eurotex International, Audient and The Music Group.

Graduates of our courses have successfully entered the audio industry, working in live sound, software development, production, sound design and audio post, through to technical development, product development, acoustic consultancy, and education.

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3. Student Satisfaction

Our students and lecturers are passionate about music and sound, often taking their studies outside of its context and into their work and personal lives. Hear from Music Technology student, Kristian, on how he joined a new culture to study his passion, or Sound Engineering and Production student, Adam, on how he overcame personal challenges to find a new path and thrive in his studies.

Our students work closely with lecturers and technicians, and this aids their studies and extracurricular activities. 93% of our Music and Sound students agree that our staff are good at explaining things.

Hear more from our students on how their course changed their career aspirations and what they have enjoyed most about studying music and sound.

4. STEAMhouse

STEAMhouse is the home of Computing and Digital Technology at BCU. Based at our expanding City Centre Campus, this unique centre gives you access to outstanding facilities and teaching spaces, as well as opportunities to collaborate with people and businesses across multiple sectors and work on real industry-based projects.

5. Get real life work experience

Many of our students undertake a sandwich year in order to gain valuable work experience before they graduate. You can choose to take a one-year work placement between your second and final year.

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