BMus (Hons) or BSc (Hons) — 2025 entry Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

Unique in the UK, the Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) degree blends rigorous musical study, advanced investigation of audio-engineering and mastery of sound-recording operation and practice. Leading in their field, our graduates boast numerous Oscar, Bafta, Grammy and Emmy wins and nominations.

Key course information

Typical offer
Start date
September 2025
Full time
4 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

  • Our Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister®) BMus/BSc (Hons) course is aimed at exceptional students who are primarily interested in engineering and music.  
  • You’ll gain a breadth of experience, numerous practical skills, and invaluable initiative and adaptability that will prepare you for a career in any area of the professional audio industry. 
  • Our graduates have gone on to amazing careers: from equipment design to film composition; from computer game programming to writing and producing hit songs; from designing broadcast studios to mixing the broadcast sound from Glastonbury. 
  •  £1.7m department facilities expansion and improvement, including custom-built performance and recording spaces with three studios, a multi-purpose concert/recital room, an immersive multi-channel speaker performance space, five edit rooms, 11 practice rooms and brand-new synth lab. 
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2nd in the UK

For music by the Guardian University Guide 2024

Top for overall satisfaction

The National Student Survey 2023 results put us at the top of the league table for overall satisfaction* for cinematics and photography. 

5th in the UK

For music by the the Complete University Guide 2025

*Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all institutions listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables 


Studying the Tonmeister course has positively impacted my employability and enabled me to gain industry experience.

Natasha Blakemore

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