Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component.

Degrees in other related subjects may be acceptable depending on your background.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study with experts at the cutting-edge of technical, creative and theoretical knowledge in this rapidly evolving area of study. The course focuses upon the relationship between technology and creative practice, training musical students to use software tools and enabling students with a solid music technology background to investigate creative opportunities. Initial intensive training in the knowledge and methods of the field is followed by opportunities for increasingly independent research and exploration.

We take a broad and inclusive view of the sonic arts, embracing anything from sound installations to free-improvised performances, computer programming through to fine art practice, art in which sound is the medium and where sound plays a supporting role.

Teaching
The course is informed by new technologies and methods of working. There are seminars, laboratory-based demonstrations and individual tutorials.

Assessment
Assessment takes a variety of forms such as problem-based assignments and the completion of a creative portfolio.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

University and faculty funding is available each year. The closing date for applications is mid-January. The department has a small number of tuition studentships available. The closing date for these is the end of April. You can also apply for a small grant to support your postgraduate research project.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
music-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0495