University of Aberdeen: Sonic Arts (Master of Music - MMus)

InstitutionUniversity of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
Web http://www.abdn.ac.uk
Email pgadmissions@abdn.ac.uk
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught

Summary

If you love sound and the creation of it, the MMus Sonic Arts takes this concept into a fully-fledged discipline. Sound is much more than music. It is all around us in nature, acoustic effects, electronic noise, imitation and media. These can all be manipulated and crafted to engage with your audience. The MMus Sonic Arts at the University of Aberdeen develops your knowledge of sonic arts and sound technology, to build a strong portfolio towards your ideal career.

Emphasising both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in sonic arts and sound technology, the Masters Degree programme in Sonic Arts is designed to expose students to the widest range of employment opportunities and advancement to related academic and research fields. It is intended for students coming from diverse backgrounds in one or more of the following: music, computing science, informatics, visual art, performance, theatre, media studies and film.

The MMus in Sonic Arts prepares students for careers in creative industries and artistic, commercial and academic research where creative approaches to sound are in demand. The programme offers not only a comprehensive overview of sonic arts from historical and theoretical viewpoints, but also hands-on, practical and skills-based core courses that can help students design and realise original sound projects throughout the programme and build a strong portfolio as a sound artist.

1 course option

Qualification Master of Music - MMus
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

Candidates must normally possess a good second-class Honours degree (or its equivalent) in a subject of relevance to Sonic Arts (such as Music, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Media Studies, Theatre Studies, Performance, Film) or at a level deemed equivalent.

Assessment

Both formative and summative assessments are made in all core courses of the programme. The formative assessments may include in-class presentations, journals, analyses, essays and small in-class and take-home assignments whereas the summative assessments may include mid-term and final projects.

Modules

Classes are taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials. A main focus of the MMus in Sonic Arts is to help students develop advanced knowledge and skills to design and realise original and novel sound-based projects and to build a strong portfolio as a sound artist.

Location Main Site
University Office
Regent Walk
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

Fees

EU 6300 GBP for Year 1
England 6300 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 6300 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 6300 GBP for Year 1
Wales 6300 GBP for Year 1
Channel Islands 6300 GBP for Year 1
International 15000 GBP for Year 1

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