Truro and Penwith College

HND Sound Engineering and Multimedia Integration

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Institution code
2 years
Course type
Truro and Penwith College

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • TCSE103 Analogue and Digital Audio Systems

      This module will provide the necessary background for the student to understand the theory and practise of sound engineering audio systems. An investigation of principles of analogue and digital audio systems used to process, manipulate and store audio signals.

    • TCSE105 Complementary Mathematics

      Mathematical methods and techniques to support the mathematical concepts in programme modules.

    • TCSE104 Computer Music Production

      This module will allow students to explore current software applications and Music technology equipment on the market for the creation and manipulation of music for different contexts.

    • TCSE102 Concepts and Applications of Electronic Media

      An exploration of implications of electronic media in different contexts, and a consideration of those bodies of theory which can contribute to an understanding of the media. Photography, video, film, animation, sound and illustration. A critical examination (E1) of the work of others. The impact of 'interactive' non-linear narration within modern formats.

    • TCSE101 Digital Multimedia Technologies

      This module develops confidence and speed in controlling multimedia computers and in using a range of IT software packages and introduces the Internet and multimedia. It introduces the students to the practical and creative processes required for the production of interactive multimedia.

    • TCSE106 Personal and Professional Development

      This module develops student competence and effectiveness in the HE student centred environment, by the development of reflective and appropriate inter-personal and transferable skills, to be reflected in the PDP and career planning.

    • TCSE107 Recording Techniques A

      To introduce the students to professional recording operations, software and equipment as a focal point for modern recording methods. Capturing "the sound" and running sessions.

    • TCSE108 Theories of Signals and Systems A

      This module introduces the student to electronic systems found in audio engineering. The foundations of electronics are investigated from basic circuits and signals to simple active devices. The student is introduced to CAD modelling, laboratory instrumentation and mathematical techniques.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • TCSE202 Acoustics and Studio Design

      This module will focus on understanding the physics of sound and the limitations that the ear and studio acoustics have on the perception of sound. This module will focus on the design considerations of studios for audio and multimedia applications.

    • TCSE203 Advanced Media Systems and Interfacing

      This module will provide an introduction to advanced media systems and networks along with computer Networks. Hardware and software components of audio, video and data systems will be investigated.

    • TCSE201 Integrating Electronic Media (Project)

      This module will provide the vehicle for combining the programme modules in a final multimedia project, reflecting the totality of experience and knowledge gained throughout the programme. The approach will show industrial practises throughout its layers of implementation.

    • TCSE204 Recording Techniques B

      This module builds on the foundations of Recording Techniques A and provides students with an opportunity to enhance their creative and audio engineering skills. Professional level project management skills, production concepts and audio engineering skills are further developed.

    • TCSE206 The Business of Multimedia

      An examination (E1) of the practical, commercial, business and legal issues of multimedia, and on the role of technology in a business context and means of improving effectiveness within that context.

    • TCSE205 Theory of Signals and Systems B

      This module develops a deeper understanding of electronic systems used in audio electronics. There is a strong practical element to the studies developing competency with measurement and instrumentation.

    • TCSE207 Work Based Learning

      This module will operate as a work placement where learning will occur at the place of work. At the commencement of the module a Learning Agreement will be drafted and agreed by the relevant parties i.e. the student, the faculty (via the Module Leader) and the client organisation.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees & funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a college closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your college provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

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We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.

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