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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Music and sound design is a field that mixes the artistic and the technical to produce the vital ingredient for a range of media. On the one hand, it’s a discipline of creative composition and emotional interpretation. On the other, it’s about harnessing the latest technology and studio techniques to produce compelling music and sound content. Our course offers the chance to learn both sides, letting you explore your creative passions while equipping you for a career in the fast-paced digital arts and media sector. Throughout the course, you’ll have the chance to work beyond the usual boundaries, collaborating with students across disciplines – from games design and filmmaking, to animation and multimedia production. With our innovative SODA optional units, along with our extra-credit projects over the summer, you’ll have the freedom to pursue your own interests, while developing the collaborative skills so vital in the professional world. Your final year aims to draw everything together that you’ve learned into a substantial body of work to showcase in an event which draws professionals, employers and fellow graduates. The School of Digital Arts aims to prepare you for life in the creative sector. It’s home to a dynamic community that spans skills and approaches, creating a space for collaboration and experimentation. And, as well as the human element, this is a space for technical skills, equipped with industry-standard tools and technology.  More than a purpose-built school, we also have the perfect setting. Manchester is a city at the forefront of the creative and digital sector in the UK (second only to London), home to a wide variety of broadcasters, creative agencies and media businesses. More importantly, it’s also one of the world’s musical capitals – much like Detroit and a handful of others. This is a city known around the world for its thriving, distinctive music scene.Study with us and you’ll have the chance to tap into this vibrant city, making the most of our links with Scruff of the Neck, Louder Than War and other key promoters, labels and venues, not to mention youth music organisations, DJ educators, schools and cultural producers. With the chance to learn from, and connect with, these key figures and organisations, we offer the chance to study in a city that provides an ideal starting point for building your network, developing your experience and starting your career. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad if you wish, and also the option to do your third year as a placement in Britain or abroad.This course has a Foundation Year available.Features and benefits- A practice-based course that aims to provide an exciting and challenging collaborative learning environment to develop you as an independent music and sound designer. - Work with other to create music and sound for a wide range of applications that test your skills and develop your expertise in music and sound for a wide range of media applications. - Benefit from the use of purpose-built music and sound facilities for the digital arts. - Study in Manchester, a city that is a rich cultural centre for music and sound with a thriving digital and creative employment sector.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

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