As the first UK institution to offer pioneering and distinctive courses in Popular Music and Recording and Band Musicianship, our reputation for innovation and excellence within music education continues to flourish. This course builds upon our long-standing reputation and offers a full specialisation in the field of music technology. The studio recording and production modules enable you to develop confidence in traditional studio skills, backed up by a solid academic understanding of historical developments and aesthetic considerations. Audio for Media trains you in the specific discipline of composing, arranging and producing audio for film, radio and television. Studio Composition covers a broad range of technical and genre viewpoints, from popular electronic music techniques to electro-acoustic composition. Thorough technical training and the study of acoustics underpin all of the creative work undertaken through the course. You will also study as an instrumental performer, receiving one-to-one tuition on your instrument in your first year. Salford's proximity to Manchester city centre means you will be able to take full advantage of the region's world-renowned music scene as both an active participant and an enquiring spectator. Many of our graduates have gone on to forge careers as signed recording artists, professional performers, studio producers and engineers, live sound engineers and freelance composers/arrangers. In addition to the traditional three year degree route, you have the option of pursuing additional training and academic tuition by undertaking our four year Foundation course, which prepares you for study at an undergraduate level.