Taught course

Sound Design

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Edinburgh College of Art
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as music, sound design, sonic arts, media arts, sound engineering, acoustics, film, animation or art/design, accompanied by a portfolio introducing us to some recent work that you are proud of.

Your portfolio should include at least three pieces of work and can include a range of items such as an essay on sound, a small collection of sound recordings, performances or documentation of a sound-based project, such as an installation, film or animation.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is targeted at individuals interested in exploring the domain of sound in the wider context of new media theory and technology. It is strongly interdisciplinary and ranges from the study of film sound to interactive audio design, sound installation and sound software design creative music practices and beyond.

This programme will provide you with knowledge, skill and understanding in a range of sound design situations both commercial and experimental. Graduates of the 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 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 also available for your use throughout the year. We have also developed two new 360 audio mixing spaces which are available for experiments in VR, AR and ambisonics.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
Email
cahss.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 4086