Taught course

Sound for the Moving Image

Glasgow School of Art · Digital Design Studio

Entry requirements

All applicants should normally have a good honours degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience. The admissions requirements for the MDes in Sound for the Moving Image programme are:

• Submission of a 500 word written text outlining their motivation for undertaking postgraduate study

• Submission of a portfolio of work according to the guidelines specified in the postgraduate application form

• Demonstration of critical awareness at interview

Overseas applicants who are unable to attend for interview must submit the proposal and portfolio work (where appropriate). In addition, a telephone or Skype interview will be required. Overseas applicants for whom English is not their first language should normally obtain a minimum score of 6.0 in the IELTS test or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters of Design (M.Des) in Sound for the Moving Image offers the opportunity for postgraduate students to engage with the craft and creative practice of sound production applied to film, animation, television, new media, electronic games and visual art, as well as equipping students with the tools required to develop a research project within this field. The programme 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.

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 an IELTS with an overall score of 6 with no component less than 5.5

Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months
full time
4 months


part time
18 months
full time
8 months


part time
18-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Ronan Breslin
+44(0)141 566 1460