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Engineering the future of the media

27.04.2006


The University of Surrey has marked the launch a new range of degree programmes in Media Engineering with the opening of a purpose-built laboratory to provide students with access to professional quality audio-visual studio production facilities.



Integrating a traditional degree in electronics and computing with an understanding of modern digital systems engineering for music, video and computer graphics production, Media Engineering should be of interest to anyone with an interest in music or film and an aptitude for problem-solving. Over the past decade digital technologies have revolutionised the music and entertainment industries. Media Engineering is a new range of degree programmes developed in response to industry demand for graduate engineers with the skills to develop digital technologies.

The Media Engineering Laboratory, opened by Vice-Chancellor Professor Christopher Snowden, includes a television recording studio with professional quality audio and video production facilities. Media Engineering students also have access to specialist test equipment for audio and video system design. This facility supports students in developing a practical understanding of the design and creative use of digital technologies for music, TV, film and games production.


Media Engineering offers excellent employment prospects in a diverse range of media-related industries. The School of Electronics and Physical Sciences has an excellent track record for graduate employment, with over 99 per cent employment in previous years. The UK is a world leader in the media production industries with numerous film post-production, broadcast and games companies located in London and the South East.

Stuart Miller | alfa
Further information:
http://www.surrey.ac.uk
http://www.eps.surrey.ac.uk/UG/Media

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