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Music and Sound for Screen BA (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Films, television, videogames, and apps: music and sound are a crucial part of so much of today's media. If you enjoy working on your own compositions and sound design and want to push your accomplishments to a professional level, this course could help you prepare for a career in creating music for visuals. Right from the start we’ll give you the chance to immerse yourself in an environment ideally suited to working with sound for screen. The course offers training in music composition, orchestration, conducting and performance. You’ll also be able to get involved in sound recording, audio production, sound design and film theory. * QS World University Subject Rankings 2019 (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/performing-arts) ranked the University of Huddersfield 25th in the world for 'Performing Arts'. * You will have the opportunity to work with commercially successful tutors and internationally recognised researchers who can help you build on your production talents. * You will study in state-of-the-art professional standard facilities. You’ll have plenty of recording and composition studio space to use if you need it. And we make sure to keep upgrading the equipment, so we’re always up-to-date with the industries you want to go into. * The course is accredited by JAMES (https://www.jamesonline.org.uk/). * You'll be able to explore the latest new music in the annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (https://hcmf.co.uk/) and get up-close and experience electronic music in action at the Electric Spring Festival (http://www.electricspring.co.uk/). * The course offers an optional placement year to help give you the edge in your chosen career. We believe in being collaborative. The course is at the centre of a hive of creativity. You’ll be able to mix and work with fellow students who will be aspiring classical, jazz and pop musicians, recording engineers, programmers, audio electronics experts and interface designers. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses and workshops given by distinguished visiting performers from the worlds of sound and vision. Recently we've hosted TV, film, and game composer Nitin Sawhney, documentary composer Ray Russell, sound designer David Sonnenschein, producers Charlie Russell and Brad Spence, and a whole range of professional session musicians and orchestral performers. From day one, you will be introduced to writing music for film. Most of our modules are geared towards giving you musical and technical skills necessary for working in the audiovisual industry. With film composition as a core element every year, complemented by desktop music production, studio engineering, orchestration and sound design (among many options as you progress!), this course aims to make it possible for you to start pitching for work even before you graduate -and our best students do just that. There is an important emphasis on enterprise and awareness of the business side of things as well as more theoretical aspects to round off your education. Your lecturers and guest speakers will include commercially active composers and sound designers that will help give you insight into your future career. If you are serious about working in music and sound for screen, this is your course. ~ Julio D'Escrivan, Senior Lecturer. Professional links and accreditation: This BA(Hons) course is accredited by the Joint Audio Media Education Support (JAMES) (https://www.jamesonline.org.uk/). This means this course has been acknowledged by industry professionals to meet the industry needs. This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,000per 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 Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 2,700 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    130 60%

    35th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    22nd

    6

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