Introduction to Sound Engineering

Ref: C3671845

Have you ever wondered why some gigs sound great and some sound awful? This course will teach you all about making live music sound fantastic, whether you're a budding sound engineer, a musician who wants to know more about what's going on at the gig or just interested in sound production in general this course will provide you with the information you need.

Course aim

Introductory course covering all aspects of live sound engineering, with practical hands-on lessons within a real gig environment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the role of a sound engineer
  • Be able to set up a basic live stage and use the desk to mix it
  • Have a basic understanding of how sound works and how we hear things.
  • Be able to work on a stage safely.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Useful to bring a pen and paper for taking notes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Introduction to Sound Engineering Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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