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MA Sound Design for Screen
MA Sound Design for Screen

MA Sound Design for Screen

  • ID:BU440176
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

English Requirements

  • If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all other components, or above. 

Course Information

Work with students across a range of disciplines including collaborating computer-generated material through BU's National Centre for Computer Animation or via other creative ventures 

Use specialist facilities, including post-production sound suites, track-lay and stereo mixing, a Foley/ADR studio, an AVID S6 equipped 7.1 dubbing theatre and Dolby ATMOS mixing theatre ​

This course has greater relevance and credibility in industry as part of the AVID Learning Partnership. We offer the chance to take the Pro Tools 101 exam as part of the programme 

Take advantage of opportunities with RedBalloon, an award-winning professional production unit based in the Faculty of Media and Communication 

The course is one of the few sound design programmes recognised by BAFTA UK as an eligible course for the BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme.

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Core units

  • Sound Design & Theory: An introduction to specific sound design techniques. You'll develop a critical understanding of theoretical causes alongside your production work, gain an understanding of industry-standard technology for sound production and post-production environments.

  • Storytelling: This unit aims to examine concepts of storytelling across audio visual formats, cultures and production industries. You’ll engage with practice research methodologies to critically engage with a diverse range of narrative forms and approaches. 

  • Extended Sound Design Project: Develop your understanding of a range of film and television genres. You'll engage in the development, planning and execution of a complex production project, while expanding the skills and knowledge you gained in the Sound Design & Theory unit.

  • Professional Practice: An introduction to key concepts, skills and knowledge you'll need for employment in the media industries.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates are highly sought after in the film and TV sector. This course has been awarded accreditation by the International Moving Image Society (IMIS) in recognition of its professionalism and industry relevance in moving image education and training. 

Some of our alumni have worked on high-profile projects, such as the video game LittleBigPlanet, and with well-known TV channels such as Discovery, Disney Interactive and DC Comics.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624 ($) GBP per year

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