What happens on this programme?
This programme has been specifically designed to equip students with skills in the use of a wide range of digital audio technologies enabling them to capture, compose and design sounds to meet the demands of a diverse, dynamic and evolving creative industry.
Students have the opportunity to tailor the programme to their own specific interests by selecting from a range of optional courses which complement the core curriculum.
In the first year students take three core courses, exploring key aspects of Sound Design practice. And one collaborative class, working with peers on other creative subjects.
In the second year students continue to build upon the skills they have developed, applying their knowledge to specific creative contexts. And they get to choose specialist optional courses.
In the final year of the degree students undertake an advanced project in an area of their choice, while continuing to develop their skill set through a series of advanced courses.
This programme has been designed to:
- Equip students with the techniques and skills to work innovatively with sound through digital and post-digital technologies.
- Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of 20th and 21st century developments in audio practice.
- Prepare students to work collaboratively, applying their knowledge of sound to creative projects within a diverse and dynamically changing sector.
- Enable students to reflect critically on their own practice, in order to drive their creative development.
Beyond Sound Design at Greenwich…
Sound Design is a significant and expanding sector of the creative industries. Building upon its already substantial role in the traditional areas (film, television, computer games, radio, animation, music production, theatre and advertising), Sound Design is increasingly found within interactive museum exhibits, smartphone applications, and physical product design.
Graduates may go on to work in any one of these areas, but will also be equipped with the skills that allow them to work flexibly within a range of contexts should they choose to pursue portfolio careers.
Greenwich has strong industry links that allow students to quickly establish themselves as creative professionals.
There are also opportunities for students to undertake postgraduate study in sound at MA or PhD level.