Currently accepting applications for September 2018


UCAS CODES:  Course Code: SFFT Institution Code: P63


This specialist degree course in Sound for Film and TV is designed for those interested in Foley, Sound Effects Production, Broadcast Audio, Post Production and Location Sound Recording. Explore the world of sound for Film and Television and discover innovative new approaches to creative sound production.

Course overview

The BA (Hons) Sound for Film & TV is a brand new programme designed to empower students with pro audio skills to work in the film, television and new media industries. You will look primarily at the techniques and skills associated with film sound but also at the modern day opportunities for creative sound based products in television and new media. This versatile course will give you all the real world skills required to be a sound specialist in an every changing and exciting area of the creative industries.

You’ll cover practical and theoretical techniques in studio recording, location sound recording, professional techniques in broadcast audio, sound design and synthesis, Foley and post production. 

What you'll study

+ YEAR 1

  • Screen Sound
  • Production Analysis Techniques
  • Sound Design & Synthesis
  • Studio Recording Techniques
  • Careers in Sound (Creative Practitioner 1)
  • Creative Portfolio

+ YEAR 2

  • Advanced Screen Sound
  • Aesthetics of Sound
  • Post-Production
  • Professional Development (The Creative Practitioner 2)
  • Advanced Portfolio

+ YEAR 3

  • Innovation in Sound Production
  • Working to a Brief: Developing & Modelling
  • Working to a Brief: Negotiated Audio Producton
  • Honours Project

Additional industry certification;  Students will also embark on the Pro Tools certification, a professionally recognised industry qualification. Those wanting to pursue a career in post production can use this as a spring board to gaining the Operator Pro Tools | Post verification.

Amazing facilities

The course is based at our brand new media facility in the heart of Bristol, boasting 10 fully equipped studios, huge live room, Foley studio, surround sound suite and a lecture theatre screening room.

Whether it’s our classic mixing desks, the very latest software plug-ins or our mountain of hardware, you are guaranteed to get your hands on practical experience on the very best industry standard gear.

You can book a tour of our campuses here.


Real world experiences

Throughout the course, there are multiple opportunities for you to gain real world experience.

Students have the opportunity to link with various production companies in Bristol and students are involved with actual projects being carried out in the area.

Industry Connections

Working closely with dBs Music’s sister company Screenology we will be connecting students with industry professionals in the UK and beyond. These connections will be gained through a series of guest workshops and also through connections with media production companies in the area.

Where can I study this course?

How to apply

Formal applications for this course are made through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature and EU students.  For advice on the application process or for more course details contact us here

Alternatively you can start your initial application by hitting the button below, fill in your details and a member of our admissions team will be in touch.


The official stuff


There are a huge number of audio related careers in the creative industries. This course prepares you for the majority of them. From sound designer to Foley artist, TV audio specialist to film location sound recordist. These along side some new exciting opportunities arising from new media disciplines.

  • Sound Designers
  • Foley Artist
  • TV Audio Specialist
  • Film Location Sound Recordist
  • Music Editor
  • Composer


UCAS Points: 112 Points from:

  • A-levels
  • Level 3 Diplomas
  • Or an equivelent qualification
  • If applying from outside the UK please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications.

Check this UCAS Point Calculator to see how many points you have.

If you do not hold the minimum entry requirements but can demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation you will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for further details. If you do not have any UCAS points, check out our ACCESS TO HE Diploma.

UK Applicants must have GCSE English Language at C or above, or an equivalent qualfication such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language must have:

IELTS, minimum of 6.0 in each category (within the last 2 years) or an equivalent qualification.


The tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic year:

UK and EU full-time fees: £9,000 per year

Students on this course are also official students of the University of St Mark & St John, our validating university, and can apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your course. There are also loans available to help you cover living costs too.

We understand that figuring out student finance can be a bit of a daunting prospect but we are here to help! If you get stuck or just want some friendly advice give us a call on 0333 344 2243.

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This degree is validated by

Plymouth Marjon University Sound for Screen Degree dBs Music