Taught course

Sound Design

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing

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Entry requirements

Students accessing this programme will normally possess an Honours degree and have three years experience working as an audio professional, for any form of media.

Candidates with Ordinary degrees or non-degree level professional qualifications will be considered on the basis of equivalence to the normal requirement (for example five to ten years of relevant professional experience).

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

The degree is made up of three parts: taught classes, work-based learning, and a research project. All of these elements are designed to apply theory and advanced practice to enhance current approaches to sound design for linear and interactive media.

The MSc Sound Design is delivered over either 18 or 30 months on a part time basis. All of the modules are delivered by distance learning. In addition, you will also develop a deep understanding of how to assess approaches of affecting audiences’ perceptions of linear and interactive media using sound design.

Emphasis is placed on cognisance with professional standards for the production and documentation of sound designs for linear and interactive media, and familiarity with a comprehensive set of methods of assessing listening experiences.

The course builds upon Edinburgh Napier University’s close contacts with internationally recognised professional sound designers for both linear and interactive media. Information about past guest lecturers can be found on Twitter (@SoundDesignMSc).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    18-30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18-30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18-30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions and Enquiries
+44 (0)333 900 6040