Normally a 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK in a sound-related discipline such as music, sound engineering, acoustics, film, animation, or art/design. Other relevant disciplines, such as computer science, architecture, education, cognitive science or psychology may be considered. Regardless of your academic background however, you must have significant experience in composition, or a related musically creative activity such as improvisation, sound installation, creative DJing etc. In this case, you may be admitted on the basis of a portfolio of work.
Months of entry
This dynamic programme will develop a variety of interdisciplinary skills ranging across digital music composition and performance, computer science, and cultural studies.
Students will gain in-depth knowledge of:
computer music composition and performance;
real-time computer music programming (Max/MSP);
non-real-time computer music programming;
the key theories that have informed understanding of the digital age.
In addition, students will learn how to plan, execute, realise, and document a musical-technological project; translate musical ideas into fully-functioning interactive computer music programmes and/or scores; and reflect on creative work in light of past and present cultural developments.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- ECA Graduate School
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