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Bath Spa University: Sound (Composition and Sonic Art)

Institution Bath Spa University View institution profile
Department School of Music and Performing Arts
Telephone 01225 876180
Study type Taught


Realise and refine your own creative identity in sound and music with our MA in Composition and Sonic Art. - Develop the range of skills you need for the work you want to make, working as part of a vibrant artistic community.

  • Explore your potential and experiment – without stylistic boundaries – while we put your work and practice at the centre of everything we do.

  • Build an up-to-date portfolio showcasing your skills, experience, and artistic works – and take this into the next phase of your career.

Explore sound and music at an advanced level, and focus on the areas that interest you most. This course develops your core skills, such as working with instruments and sonic objects, notational strategies, soundscape recording, sound design, spatial audio, sound design, and interactive audio (e.g. for live performance, gaming, VR, immersive environments, and installations).

We put your work and practice at the centre of everything we do, offering you a space to experiment, make new music, and explore your potential. Whether your work is based in notation or in digital audio, we’ll help you develop and expand your skills as a composer or sonic artist and deepen your artistic, professional and academic knowledge.

You'll join a vibrant community of creative artists working in music, sound design, production, and the performing arts. Creative practice thrives at Bath Spa in many forms, allowing you to work on new creative collaborations with other artists including musicians, choreographers, filmmakers, and theatre practitioners.

This MA in Composition and Sonic Art caters for those working in a wide variety of styles and approaches, and enables you to develop an individually-tailored portfolio of skills, experience, and artistic practice. By taking this varied approach, you'll be more suited for employment in today's landscape, where many combine traditional roles (such as musician, performer or composer) with technical roles in other media.


Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is about more than studying. It’s about getting stuck in: thinking, making and doing. About bumping into friends on campus, embracing challenges and genuinely caring. We push boundaries and ourselves. If that sounds good to you, you’ll fit in well.

Why Bath Spa?

Excellent Reputation
Our origins date back to 1852 and the original Bath School of Art, so we've built our reputation on more than 160 years of tradition and success. We're growing steadily too, with exciting courses and areas of research. 

Well connected
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