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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

*BA (Hons) Sound Arts is a dynamic studio course where you’ll explore sound in all its forms as a creative artistic expression within a critical and historical context. You’ll be immersed in the cultural evolution of sound and its use as a creative medium while developing an understanding of the objects, software and live aspects of making and performing. *Situated within an arts and media practice with natural affinities to fine art and film, this course places a strong emphasis on experimentation, where you can immerse yourself in all aspects of sound; including listening, field recording, editing, playing, exhibiting, composing and performing. Independently and in collaboration with peers, you will study a wide range of topics, from sound synthesis and acoustics, to music composition and creating instruments. You’ll also analyse music, musicalinterfaces and audio manipulation. This course is mainly practice-based, however you’ll also learn the theory and history of sound and alternative forms of music and scoring through a reflective learning process that includes critical writing. To support a wide range of possible approaches to sound art, the course offers a number of specialist areas of study, where you’ll be supported in focusing your development and experience, including site specific and environmental sound, multimedia and applied sound and live performance. To give you hands-on learning, the course will make extensive use of our Multimedia Lab, Digital Fabrication Lab, and the Materials Lab for testing the possibilities and limits of noise, sound, and experimental music. Engagement with industry is fundamental to all our undergraduate programmes, with students regularly creating original works as part of London’s Tate Exchange, engaging with filmmakers on projects led by the BFI, designing sound scores for Illuminate Light Festival and taking part in residencies at the iconicVenice Biennale. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of sound as a medium of expression and develop the skills necessary to work professionally in the film, arts, design, and other creative sectors. Graduates can become: - Sound artists- Media artists- Filmmakers- Musicians- Sound designers- Sound producers- Fine artists- Video artists- Music critics- Gallery and museum professionals

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 112

Although many of our students do come in with top grades and high UCAS points, these aren’t necessarily essential for entry. We typically ask for a minimum of 112 UCAS points, but we understand that talented artists, designers and makers can have a wide range of relevant strengths and skills beyond formal qualifications. We’re just as interested in exploring your portfolio and discussing your creative experiences as we are in seeing your grades.

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University information

Plymouth College of Art

  • Campus address

    Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    127 58%

    42nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46.0 46%

    75th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    53rd

    6

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