On this three-year degree, you'll learn and explore the technology that goes into live event production. This course is delivered at our new Contemporary Music Hub, which houses a 300-capacity live event space and a 93m2 live events production workshop space.
You'll be taught by well-connected industry professionals with extensive experience of live sound, lighting, video technology installation and operation and production management. During the course, all students will have the opportunity to undertake real event work experience, which supports the modules being studied.
You'll develop technical skills, knowledge and experience essential to the live production industry that will set you on a path for a career in live events.
How you're taught
Teaching and learning will take place in a custom-built live events production space and a range of bespoke IT suites and classrooms. You'll learn on industry-standard equipment with training from experts in the field of live audio, lighting and live video production.
The aim is to further develop your practical, technical and critical thinking skills and to work on the appropriate deployment of analysis and enquiry techniques associated with the live events industry, whilst working on a combination of controlled, in-house activities and real-world client projects.
Classes will be a mixture of technical lectures and practical workshops where you'll explore the core scientific and mathematical principles of the module subject areas. In addition to the theoretical underpinning of the subject area, the teaching and learning activities will predominantly focus on developing your practical skills associated with live events. You'll gain knowledge of lighting and sound systems to develop productions that utilise these skills in innovative ways.
In your final year you will exhibit your work as part of Confetti's Degree Show. This event includes all final year students across Confetti's courses and is a great platform for you to showcase your work to key influencers across the creative industries
Careers and employability
Upon successful completion, you will have the option to progress to Confetti's MA Creative Technologies or MSc Creative Technologies, apply for internships or job roles within industry.
Typical job roles in industry might include:
- Live sound engineer
- Lighting designer/operator for live events
- Production manager
- Live broadcast engineer
- Live video technician/operator
All of the above may find you working in live music, theatre, festivals or corporate events in the UK or touring overseas.
On this course you'll study at Confetti's brand new Contemporary Music & Events Hub. You'll have access to:
- 300 capacity live event venue
- A range of PA systems from manufacturers, including Nexo and EV
- Digital and analogue mixing consoles
- A large selection of microphones from leading manufacturers such as Shure, AKG, Neumann, Audio Technica
- Extensive backline equipment including Gretsch and Yamaha drum kits, Vox, Fender and Marshall amplifiers
- Lighting consoles from Avolites and MA
- A range of generic and moving lighting technology from Chauvet
- Avid Pro Tools based mobile recording rigs