Taught course

Sound Design

University of Edinburgh · Edinburgh College of Art

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent from outside the UK, in a relevant subject. Applicants who do not have a sound-related undergraduate degree are asked to submit a small portfolio of sound work. This can range from an essay on sound to a small collection of sound recordings, performances or documentation of a sound-based project, such as an installation, film or animation.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Sound Design is targeted at individuals interested in exploring the domain of sound in the wider context of new media theory and technology. The programme is strongly interdisciplinary and course content ranges from study of film sound to interactive audio design, sound installation and web design.

This programme will provide students with knowledge, skill and understanding of a range of sound design situations both commercial and creative. Graduates of this programme will be armed with professional, practical, analytical and critical skills to take into sound-related industries or on towards further academic study such as a PhD. The Reid Studio is our new surround-sound mixing and production studio, and our Russolo room offers industry-standard recording equipment and software. Our Sound Lab, which hosts a number of fully equipped workstations, is available for 24-hour use.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

ECA Graduate School
+44 (0) 131 651 5736