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Digital Music and Sound Arts MA

University of Brighton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Grand Parade

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our Digital Music and Sound Arts MA is aimed at graduate and professional artists who are interested in exploratory, experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to sound, music, AV media, and sound arts practices and productions.

The course enables students to address new developments in digital music and sound arts and the role of sound in contemporary culture in its widest sense. It is structured around a framework for developing advanced practices relevant to artistic and commercial contexts, and for potential researchers wishing to further their research-based practice.

Through creative practice-based research students will engage with musical composition and sound design productions, as well as focusing on the relationship of sound to other art forms and related media key areas including:

sound for screen and moving image
sound arts
sound and new media.

Why study with us?

You’ll be exposed to sound across a wide spectrum of aesthetic forms and in diverse technological media, especially the relation of sound to other art forms.
Our staff are experts in the field and work as artists, producers, curators, composers and authors as well as in teaching.
The course combines practical experimentation in both music and sound art with theoretical reflection and contextual research.
You are encouraged to articulate, explore and develop your ideas within group and independent projects.

Careers

The course emphasises the creative exploration of sound in the context of both new creative industries and contemporary arts practices. Students are encouraged to develop a strong portfolio preparing them for professional opportunities as creative specialists or researchers, who can move across different fields of practice and respond to conceptual and technical innovations with imaginative solutions.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    112th

  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    83rd out of 97 4

    66th out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    111 55%

    61st

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44 44%

    86th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    81st

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    107 49%

    72nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46 46%

    72nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    9th

    45

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