Taught course

Creative Sound and Media Technology

Institution
Bath Spa University · School of Music and the Performing Arts
Qualifications
MMusPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

We offer places on the basis of our assessment of the student's quality, potential and commitment, and their ability to benefit from the course. Normally, but not invariably, a student will have a first degree. Applications are invited from candidates with a range of academic disciplines and from a variety of national backgrounds. Applicants should submit a portfolio with their application, comprising no more than three pieces of representative work. The form of this portfolio will depend on the music you make: we are happy to receive CDs, DVDs, scores, documentation of performances or installations, or online material as appropriate.

MMus Creative Sound and Media Technology

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course is intended primarily for those with experience of music technology who wish to explore the field in more depth, or broaden their experience in interdisciplinary and multimedia work. It would also benefit those with a general musical background who wish to gain more experience working with technology, and those with experience in media-based technologies who wish to focus on sound.

We take a creative and experimental approach, whilst remaining non genre-specific. The course spans a wide variety of styles and approaches, and will be of interest to those involved in such areas as electro-acoustic/acousmatic music, soundscape, acoustic ecology, computer music, sound/sonic art, electronica, visual music and audiovisual work.

The emphasis of the course is largely practical, giving students the opportunity to produce a substantial body of creative work over the duration of the course. Students engage with a wide variety of technical and creative skills - these range from classic techniques derived from areas such as musique concrete and visual music to more contemporary practice, and include advanced skills such as software development using Max/MSP/Jitter and multimedia skills. The course includes a grounding in postgraduate-level research methodology, and opportunities to collaborate with other musicians, performers and media practitioners.

Information for international students

Non-native English speakers will need minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent. For further information visit www.bathspa.ac.uk/prospectus/international/

Fees and funding

For further information visit: www.bathspa.ac.uk/services/student-services/current-students/student-support-service/money/

Qualification and course duration

MMus

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
18 months
full time
9 months

PGCert

part time
9 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Joseph Hyde
Email
admissions@bathspa.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1225 875640
Fax
+44 (0)1225 875444