In the Audio Recording and Production degree you will focus on the practical and technical aspects of developing a career as an audio engineer and/or music producer. You will develop studio techniques allowing you to record, process and mix your work to a professional standard. You will develop your own focus towards live, studio or broadcast sound, based on a thorough understanding of areas such as acoustics, studio design and installation, monitoring, mixing, webcasting and advanced DSP techniques. The Audio Recording and Production degree develops your programming, mixing and production skills using state of the art software including Logic, Pro Tools, Reason and MAX/MSP. Benefit from our high quality studio resources: SSL and Yamaha mixing desks, and hardware by top names such as Neumann, TLA, Lexicon and Drawmer. Explore your own creative work through song writing and other compositional tasks. Participate in "live" projects such as the UHR record label, and JamJar showcase concerts. Music degree's at the University of Hertfordshire came a full 12% ahead of the rest of the HE Music providers as rated by final year students in the most recent National Student Survey and 10% ahead of Cambridge University. The University of Hertfordshire is the no. 1 new university for Music, ahead of many established universities and conservatoires (The Guardian Subject League Tables 2011). We have some of the best resources in the UK, including the 39 million pound Forum where our students perform every month, and state-of-the art music studios and film and TV facilities in our 12 million pound building for Music and Film. Our music industry advisory panel is second to none in the UK and includes key figures in the music industry such as Tim Clark (Robbie Williams's manager), Mike Smith (MD Columbia Records) and Korda Marshall - who signed Take That, James Blunt etc.