Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent from outside the UK, in a relevant subject. Applicants who do not have a sound-related undergraduate degree are asked to submit a small portfolio of sound work. This can range from an essay on sound to a small collection of sound recordings, performances or documentation of a sound-based project, such as an installation, film or animation.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
The MSc in Sound Design is targeted at individuals interested in exploring the domain of sound in the wider context of new media theory and technology. The programme is strongly interdisciplinary and course content ranges from study of film sound to interactive audio design, sound installation and web design.
This programme will provide students with knowledge, skill and understanding of a range of sound design situations both commercial and creative. Graduates of this programme will be armed with professional, practical, analytical and critical skills to take into sound-related industries or on towards further academic study such as a PhD. The Reid Studio is our new surround-sound mixing and production studio, and our Russolo room offers industry-standard recording equipment and software. Our Sound Lab, which hosts a number of fully equipped workstations, is available for 24-hour use.
Students will attend a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical sessions supported with occasional input from external professionals in the field of sound design and related areas.
Students who follow this programme will:
Thanks to the rich cross-disciplinary course of study this programme provides, you will graduate with advanced skills in multimedia, audio production, post-production and other digital technologies which are applied to sound design. These skills will allow you to take on commissions in professional sound design, or pursue your own creative path. You'll also gain a wide variety of transferable skills, such as research, teamwork and communication that will increase your employability.
Edinburgh College of Art are offering scholarships to applicants for postgraduate programmes in our five schools:
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for other funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013