Taught course

Digital Music and Sound Arts

University of Brighton · School of Art and Media

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Entry requirements

Degree and experience
Normally 2:2 in a related subject. However, given the nature of the course it is anticipated that students from a variety of backgrounds will apply. For example, practitioners without a good first degree but with a substantial professional experience and portfolio will be considered. Applicants with non-relevant academic qualifications may be assessed for accreditation prior learning (APL) equivalence on the basis of appropriate professional or work-related experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Digital Music and Sound Arts MA is aimed at graduate and professional artists who are interested in exploratory, experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to sound, music, AV media, and sound arts practices and productions.

The course enables students to address new developments in digital music and sound arts and the role of sound in contemporary culture in its widest sense. It is structured around a framework for developing advanced practices relevant to artistic and commercial contexts, and for potential researchers wishing to further their research-based practice.

Through creative practice-based research students will engage with musical composition and sound design productions, as well as focusing on the relationship of sound to other art forms and related media key areas including:

  • sound for screen and moving image
  • sound arts
  • sound and new media.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in the other parts.

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644