BA (Hons) Music and Sound Design

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BA (Hons) Music and Sound Design 2021

The fine details

This course is for aspiring music and audio producers, sound designers, musicians and composers, and sonic artists who wish to develop their sound and music production skills and apply them in a wide range of careers in the creative industries.

You will develop specialisms which could include audio production, sound engineering, sound design, songwriting, composition, and soundtrack creation for film, television, games and immersive media (VR/AR).

International students can apply directly via our Online Applicant Portal.

UCAS Code
W374
Duration
3 years full time
Start date
September 2021
Validating body
Ravensbourne University London

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

 

Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

 

Selection criteria

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.

We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.

Course structure

Assessment

Students will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work. This includes essays and a range of individual or group artefacts, presentations, projects and reports that focus on practical and business skills.

Key study topics

The course is practically focused and will enable you to work creatively with sound and music in direct preparation for work in the creative industries.

You will develop knowledge and the mindsets and skillsets to support your own creativity, including critical listening, editing, arranging, composing, producing, technical and storytelling skills.

You will get an understanding of audio, sound arts and music as distinct specialisms, as well as how they intersect with storytelling and the moving image. Ultimately, you will be encouraged to apply the technical and creative aspects of sound and music production in a project-based learning environment.

Collaboration is at the heart of the course and students will undertake project briefs with other students to realise projects as part of a team. Teaching staff and visiting professionals bring a strong industry perspective throughout the course.

Top reasons to apply

  1. Develop specialisms which could include composition, production, sound engineering, songwriting.
  2. Practically focused course which will enable students to work creatively with sound and music.
  3. Direct preparation for work in the creative industries.
  4. Collaborative course in which students undertake briefs as part of a team.
  5. Teaching staff and visiting professionals bring a strong industry perspective throughout the course. 

Careers

Music technology is a continually developing field that’s key to the creative industries. Students can benefit from a number of opportunities after graduation including work in composition, production, sound engineering, songwriting and creating soundtracks for film, television and games.

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