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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 13450 per year

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About Live and Technical Events at Nottingham Trent University

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.

Degree Show

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

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Notes about fees for this course

The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.

The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.

The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.

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