Course Leader Music & Sound for Film & Television / Sound Design

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Course Leader Music & Sound for Film & Television / Sound Design


Access Creative

Job description

Course Leader Music & Sound for Film & Television / Sound DesignMain Purpose of the JobThe Course Leader’s main objective is to inspire students to engage proactively in their learning and to develop as both audio practitioners and employable professionals, sharing timely and relevant feedback with them on their progress. Lecturers in the Bristol faculty aim to provide a relevant link for students between knowledge and current industry practice, fostering a culture of questioning, reflection and evaluation. The Course Leader aims to ensure this through excellent course management, administration, teaching and tutorial guidance, curriculum development, and campus-related activities.Our Music and Sound for Film and TV and Sound Design courses provide students with an opportunity to explore and develop a diverse range of skills that are in high demand in the related industries. Critically exploring approaches to composition and sound design using digital audio workstations, delving into the creative techniques used to sculpt their own sonic signature, they work within our professional recording studio complex and learn about object-based audio, surround sound, creative coding, middleware integration and Dolby Atmos. With a heavy focus on the industry and plenty of real-world opportunities, they study and practice the process of orchestration and post-production including location recording, ADR, mixing, and more. Students are given a significant insight into a wide variety of techniques and methodologies and encouraged to incorporate them into their practice or modify and develop their new methodologies.Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To take responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the degree courses
  • To ensure that the delivery of subject modules is consistent with the content of the course as validated
  • To deliver modules on the courses at dBs Institute as agreed with the Senior Leadership Team
  • To arrange and chair regular minuted meetings with the subject specialist staff who are responsible for teaching on the Music and Sound for Film and TV and Sound Design courses
  • The preparation and distribution to students of up-to-date Module Guides and to update the relevant sections of the Course Handbook each year. The ‘GDrive’ Module Guides must follow the standardised dBs Institute format.
  • To take primary responsibility for producing marks information for Award Boards
  • To arrange for students to receive study support and other non-academic support and advice
  • To arrange for students to receive career advice
  • To take primary responsibility for the student timetable and room bookings, working with the relevant teams
  • To seek advice from dBs Institute and Partner University Management about any proposed changes in assessment patterns, modules or subject rules
  • To be responsible for a range of delegated curriculum quality activities, including the supporting of the relevant staff with validations and periodic reviews
  • To assist the relevant staff with professional body accreditations and preparations for external quality inspections and reviews
  • To counsel subject students on their choice of modules, including exchange courses, and to liaise with relevant staff on subject changes
  • To receive and, where appropriate, action upon student reports and letters from student services
  • To assist in the marketing and recruitment to the courses
  • To advise and liaise with the Admissions Team on student applications including the consideration of applications with a transfer of credit
  • To provide pastoral care to students, making sure issues of a more personal nature are reported and acted upon in good time. This includes:
  • Working closely with students to ensure they are supported throughout the courses
  • Being available out of session time to field questions about the courses
  • Liaising with and managing Module Leaders to ensure support for students is maximised
  • Raising any concerns or worries about students with relevant staff

About YouEssential

  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. music production, sound engineering, music composition, sound design, music business, game art, games design).
  • Higher education teaching qualification or professional recognition (e.g. PGCert, FHEA or equivalent).
  • Experience of lecturing and course leadership within a higher education setting, with a demonstrated track record of success.
  • Experience within a related industry (e.g. film, TV, games).
  • Experience of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, including applicants, students, staff, industry partners, alumni, and the wider community.


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • A portfolio of published research.
  • Experience of curriculum development and implementing quality assurance and enhancement processes.

Please see attached job description for full details.What do we have on offer?Generous Holiday Allocation: 30 Days annual leave plus bank holidays .Wellbeing Benefits: Health Cash Plan, Doctorline GP Service, Employee Assistance Programme, Access to Counselling and Cycle to WorkStaff Discounts & Benefits: Access to a benefits platform which offers discounts at over 800 retailers!Applications are to reach us by 8th May 2024. Please note that we may interview prior to the closing date.dBs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Expected salary

£38000 – 40000 per year


Bristol Area

Job date

Thu, 25 Apr 2024 00:28:03 GMT

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