Glasgow School of Art: Sound for the Moving Image (Master of Design - MDes)

InstitutionGlasgow School of Art
Department School of Simulation and Visualisation
Telephone 0141 353 4500
Study type Taught


This programme enables students to engage with the craft and creative practice of sound production applied to film, animation, television, new media, electronic games and visual art, as well as equipping students with the tools to develop a research project within this field. The course promotes production of original work, through individual or group-based research, that is conceptually-driven, aesthetically challenging and wide-ranging in its use of sound design and music production/compostion.

2 course options

Qualification Master of Design - MDes
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

Good degree in a relevant area plus a show/sound reel.
IELTS 6.0 overall (with no less than 5.5 in each component)


Dissertation, coursework and projects.


3 core modules in term 1: the investigative project; sound for the moving image 1; narrative 1. One core module and 2 elective modules in term 2: sound for the moving image 2; music for picture (theory and practice); choice of cross-school electives, subject to availability; visual sound (from silent cinema to contemporary moving image art; dissertation (Master's project).

Location Garnethill Campus
167 Renfrew Street
G3 6RQ


England 7020 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 7020 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 7020 GBP for Year 1
Wales 7020 GBP for Year 1
EU 7020 GBP for Year 1
International 17640 GBP for Year 1

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