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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Sound is an area of growing social, cultural and environmental importance - yet it is often overlooked and underappreciated in our overwhelmingly visual, screen-based society.

It has great emotional power for communication through storytelling, music, and more subtle and evocative forms.

This master's programme focuses upon the whole spectrum of sound as a social phenomenon in theory and practice - from listening, generating and recording to its potential for transforming our experiences, environments, lives and cultures.

Five reasons to study this course

  • SCA is recognised as a centre of excellence for art and design-based learning and research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) categorised 95.8% of our research as being of world renown or recognised as internationally excellent.
  • The master's Contemporary Dialogues portfolio offers a unique interdisciplinary learning environment with access to workshops and staff across the faculty.
  • Masters and research students are supported by a highly committed and professional team of lecturers and technical demonstrators, who together, create a diverse, supportive learning environment.
  • We offer full and part-time options and to help support our master's students we deliver the majority of core teaching on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Whatuni ranked UWTSD 6th in the UK for postgraduate study in the Student Choice Awards 2018 and the university has also been ranked 5th in the UK for postgraduate taught satisfaction in Creative Arts & Design, PTES 2018.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written practical and presented.

There is a 4,000-word theoretical essay with poster presentation in Semester 1, and a 5,000-word report in Semester 3, which accompanies the practical work.

There are no exams on this course. Students are formatively assessed throughout a module. Summative assessment takes place at the end of a module, which includes presentation of the work to the assessment team.

Career Opportunities

Graduates become active members of our creative culture, developing careers in a variety of professional roles, such as:

  • Cultural entrepreneur
  • Curator
  • Educator, such as university lecturer
  • Funded research degree student
  • Practising artist/designer

Tuition fees

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(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 Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    106 49%

    73rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    61st

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