University of Surrey

=43 rd
Young University Rankings 2016
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom

Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

Our degree comprises three areas of study: technical understanding of audio; practical experience of recording; and musical theory and practice. We believe that all of these components are essential for an audio engineer to be able to cope with the wide variety of tasks that the role entails. The technical aspects of our degree cover the components that contribute to modern sound recording and reproduction, such as acoustics, electroacoustics, electronics, computer audio systems, sound synthesis and signal processing. The practical elements of your studies will provide you with tuition in recording techniques and critical listening, as well as allowing you to apply technical theory by recording a wide range of music. The musical components of the programme will develop your analytical skills and provide the opportunity for detailed study of creative disciplines such as performance and composition. This is a challenging degree that has produced a stream of highly successful alumni during its long history, including winners of Oscars, Grammys and the Mercury Prize. The high quality of teaching, professional studio facilities, equipment similar to that used in the best studios and talented student intake mean that the Tonmeister course is highly regarded in the industry. Consequently, as a Tonmeister graduate you will enjoy unrivalled career prospects. Read about the experience of Music and Sound Recording student Jack Wensley.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Music (with Honours) / Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BMus(Hons) / BSc(Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Guildford
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250