Taught course

Music and Sonic Media

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in music, theatre, sonic arts or audio-visual media. You’ll also be considered for this course if you have relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your creative abilities in composition and sound through practical and theoretical work. Explore theory and practice in the field of music production, focusing on historical contexts and the development of advanced technical skills.

Our MA reflects current developments within and beyond the concert hall, including music for film, media and interactive arts. You will:

  • compose
  • make sound art
  • devise music theatre
  • use music technologies
  • create film music
  • evaluate music and sonic art.

The course is for composers, musicians, sound artists, sound and music practitioners from related fields including theatre, and theorists with interests in music and sound.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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