Course overview

  • Starts: Sept 2021 / Sept 2022
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: W374
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £16,500

Ideal for: aspiring music and audio producers, sound designers, musicians, composers and sonic artists who wish to hone their sound production skills

Discover your sound. 

Are you an aspiring musician, sound designer or composer looking to develop your music and sound production skills? With access to cutting-edge equipment, the music and sound design degree in London delves into the creation and production of sound and music across different contexts and industries, providing you with a diverse, industry-ready skillset and portfolio. 

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Music and Sound

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Undergraduate work on the Music and Sound Design course

Behind the scenes on the BA (Hons) Music and Sound Design course

Undergraduate work on the Music and Sound Design course

Example of student's work

Undergraduate work on the Music and Sound Design course

Behind the scenes on the BA (Hons) Music and Sound Design course

Why study this music and sound design degree?

  1. Develop specialisms and find your musical niche 
  2. These include: composition, production, sound engineering and songwriting
  3. Add technical understanding to your natural creativity and inner storyteller
  4. Direct preparation for work in the creative industries
  5. Collaborative course will boost your leadership and teamwork skills 
  6. Teaching staff and visiting professionals with strong industry experience

Music and sound design make a vital contribution to not only media and communications, but culture as a whole. Music moves people; it defines eras, shapes personalities, sells products and adds meaning to moving imagery on our screens. 

This music degree in London, UK, is for aspiring musicians and sound designers who wish to supercharge their sound and music production skills and apply them in a wide range of roles 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, such as virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR).

When you graduate from this three-year music and sound design course, you will add technical understanding to your own natural creativity, including skills in critical listening, editing, arranging, composing, producing, technical and storytelling. 

Practically-focused, 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.

Industry ready 

At Ravensbourne University London, our aim is to create industry-ready mindsets and skillsets, so your transition from study to career is a seamless one. Collaboration is at the heart of this degree in sound design, so you will undertake project briefs with other students to realise projects as part of a team. 

Teaching staff include industry professionals in music production, audio engineering, film and TV, radio, animation, games and sonic arts. You will also benefit from a range of masterclasses and talks by visiting speakers.

Are you the next artist to tell stories and illicit emotions through sound?

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Facilities

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Kit Store at Ravensbourne

As a digital student, you'll need access to equipment relevant to your course that will support your learning.

The Kit Store provides a wide range of equipment that students can borrow to complete their projects. Staff can also borrow equipment to deliver their practical sessions. 

It houses a wide range of equipment from industry standard manufacturers, including cameras, audio, lighting, and more.

Staff at the Kit Store are trained in various relevant departments and are available to give advice on all the equipment within the store, to help you realise your project.

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Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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iMac suite at Ravensbourne

iMac suite at Ravensbourne University - ideal for design students and computing students.

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