This course is aimed at students who wish to develop their existing sound and music production skills in order to work across a range of industries. Sound designers tend to have ‘portfolio’ careers: they work for a number of employers and in a number of mediums, all the while using the same creative and technical skills.
The course will develop your skills in recording, editing, mixing and mastering sound in TV (documentary and advertising); film (drama); video games; radio and radio drama; live events and theatre; sound art and sound installation, and music production.
By the end of the degree you’ll be able to work across different industries, and be versatile to adapt as the music and media industries develop.
You will learn to work with directors, musicians, actors and producers. You will take responsibility for projects and manage finance and resources, learn how to market yourself and, most of all, learn how to work independently and be prepared for constant change.
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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.
Graduates can expect to find employment in a wide range of sound design roles in radio, film, television, theatre, video games, animation or web production. Other roles include sound engineering, sound recording, audio post production, sound composition, installation and sonic arts.
Some of our previous graduates have worked on The Archers, The Bill, Cirque de Soleil, The One Show, Charlie and Lola, at a Japanese mobile-phone games company, with the BBC Asian Network, EA Games, Union Chapel (London), and at Fitzrovia Post.