Taught course

Sound for the Moving Image

Glasgow School of Art · Digital Design Studio

Entry requirements

A good first degree in any of the following areas: Music, TV & Film Production; Film Studies; Electroacoustic Composition; Music and Audio Technology; Music and/or Sound Production; Theatre Production; Music Performance; Visual Art (with a sound element); and Electronics or Sound Engineering. Serious consideration will also be given to applicants with alternative qualifications or experience who can demonstrate a commitment to sound production via the submission of a portfolio of work (Audio CD, DVD showreel, multi-media content or written scores) and an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme enables students to engage with the craft and creative practice of sound production applied to film, animation, television, new media, electronic games and visual art. It promotes production of original work, through individual or group-based research, that is conceptually-driven, aesthetically challenging and wide-ranging in its use of sound design and music production/compostion. The programme is delivered via a series of taught workshops, set and elective projects, lecture and seminar-based sessions, and self-directed learning. The emphasis is on the interplay between creative practices underpinned by theoretical research, mediated through the craft elements of sound production within a visual environment.

Information for international students

International students who are unable to attend for interview will be offered a time for a telephone interview. International applicants for whom English is not their first language should normally obtain a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS test or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please see GSA website for available grants, scholarships and other funding. Self-funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
4 months


full time
8 months


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Creative work80
Dissertation20 (3500 words)

Course contact details

Avril McAllister
+ 44 (0) 1415661478