Why choose this course
Our prestigious Tonmeister degree is unique in the UK, blending rigorous musical study, advanced investigation of audio engineering and mastery of sound-recording operation and practice. The programme enjoys superb links to, and reputation within, the industry.
This course is aimed at exceptional students who are primarily interested in engineering and music, and who aspire to a career in the audio or music industries. You will 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.
Surrey is one of the UK's leading universities for music, with our courses ranked 2nd by the Guardian University Guide 2019.
What you will study
Our course comprises three areas of study: technical understanding of audio; practical experience of recording; and musical theory and practice.
The technical aspects of our course cover the components that contribute to modern sound recording and reproduction, such as acoustics, electroacoustics, electronics, computer audio systems, sound synthesis and signal processing.
The practical elements of your studies will provide you with tuition in recording techniques and critical listening, as well as allowing you to apply technical theory by recording a wide range of music.
The musical components of the programme will develop your analytical skills and provide the opportunity for detailed study of creative disciplines such as performance and composition.