Welcome to SSR Manchester

SSR is well established in Manchester, beginning life here in 1980 and we maintain great relationships with the city’s industry. We keep abreast of industry developments, we invite key industry professionals to give guest lectures and seminars, and arrange field trips and work experience for our students. We do this to ensure we are centre stage in the city’s music, film & games industries and to give our students the very best connections for successful employment.
SSR Manchester
65 - 69 Downing Street
M1 7JE
United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 276 2100
Fax: 0161 272 7242


Sound Engineering & Design FdSc

2 years full time, or 3 years part time

Sound Engineering & Design BSc (Hons)

3 years full time, or 5 years part time

Studio & Live Music Production BSc (Hons)

3 years full-time, or 5 years part-time

Electronic Music Production & DJ Practice BA (Hons)

3 years full time, (or 5 years part time)

Music Business and Creative Industries BSc (Hons)

3 years full-time, or 5 years part-time

Introduction to Music Production

6 Months

Music Business & Creative Industries

6 Months

Pro Tools 110V - Essentials of Live Sound Production

2 Days

Pro Tools 210V - Live Sound Production

2 Days

Pro Tools 310M - Advanced Music Production Techniques

3 Days

Pro Tools 310P - Advanced Post Production Techniques

3 Days

Pro Tools 310i - ICON Mixing Techniques

3 Days + 1/2 Day Practical Exam

Summer School Series - Film Production

5 days (non residential)

Summer School Series - Live Sound Engineering

5 days (non residential)

Summer School Series - Music Production & Remixing

5 days (non residential)

Summer School Series - DJ Techniques

5 days (non residential)

Summer School Series - Music Business

5 days (non residential)

One-to-One Tuition

From 2 hours

DJ Crash Course (12 Hours)

12 Hours

DJ Tuition (One-to-One)

3 Hours

Tutors & Staff

SSR Manchester
About Manchester
Manchester is the UK’s most popular student city. A city of innovation, Manchester was the birthplace of the industrial revolution and the first computer. That pioneering spirit of creativity still defines the city.

Manchester has a rich musical heritage: the Hallé, Bee Gees, the Buzzcocks, Joy Division, The Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Smiths, 808 State and Oasis all hail from the city. Some of whom recorded at SSR’s Spirit Studios. Not content with living in nostalgia though, Manchester’s current music scene thrives. Local bands such as Elbow, Everything Everything and Delphic are enjoying success and the city’s numerous venues — from underground clubs to an international arena — mean you can catch a great live band, or three, every night of the week. You are likely to spot an SSR student working in any one of the venues too.

There are club nights aplenty from huge raves at The Warehouse Project to smaller, niche nights. Whatever your musical taste, you’re sure to find somewhere to enjoy it in Manchester.

The Northern Quarter is bustling with independent bars, cafes and shops. SSR currently hosts a monthly residency at Northern Quarter bar Kosmonaut, with tutors and students on the decks. Piccadilly Records and Vinyl Exchange are a music collector’s paradise and, while we’re on the subject of shops, the longstanding Johnny Roadhouse is full to the brim with new and second-hand instruments and equipment. Its reputation amongst music professionals has earned it a place in Manchester folklore.

There’s plenty for the sport lover too. Manchester is home to the National Cycling Centre, the UK’s first Olympic cycling track. The Manchester Aquatics Centre is one of the biggest and best swimming facilities in the country. And need we mention football? Manchester is home to two of the biggest teams in Europe.

With world-class art galleries and museums and huge cultural events including the Manchester International Festival, Manchester really does have “everything except a beach” (Ian Brown).

Not only does this mean Manchester is a great place to live and study, for an SSR student, the thriving music, events and culture industry represent real career opportunities. With the BBC recently moving a large part of its operation to Media City, there has never been a busier time for Manchester’s audio and media professionals.