The course is intended for a new breed of musician who recognises and embraces the radical changes that are occurring in the music industry.
Watch this short video featuring an international student made by Ravensbourne students about this course.
Opportunities for composers and sound designers have never been so diverse, with original music and sound design required for film, television, radio, advertising and websites, as well as for live performance. However, achieving success amidst fierce competition requires a unique combination of skills; musical talent alone is no longer enough. Those that find success combine raw musical talent with business acumen: an understanding of economic models, both current and future, made possible through the use of digital distribution technologies.
This course has been developed to meet this need, following consultation with music industry producers, musicians, engineers and composers. It is supported by the Ertegun Foundation, set-up by the late Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder of Atlantic Records who signed major bands such as Led Zeppelin.
Ravensbourne has built up an on-going partnership with the London based arts radio station Resonance 104.4FM. The station, which has an audience reach of 100,000+, regularly broadcasts student work.
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You will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays and a range of individual or group artefacts, presentations and project reports that focus on practical and business skills. There will also be critical self and peer-evaluation to allow you to reflect on your development, and support to give you feedback and help you succeed.
Potential careers include: film and TV music composition; music production for videogames and interactive media; recording studio engineers; music arrangers; performing musicians; music composition and production for live performance and theatre; musical rights, and events management.