Postgraduate MSc

Audio and Acoustics

Explore the very latest technologies, techniques and practices in audio and acoustics. This course will prepare you for a career in a fast-changing and exciting industry.

Audio and Acoustics

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

The role of acoustics in the built environment and the impact of sound and noise on society is a growing area of research and practice. 

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Understand acoustic design and practice as a vital component in environments where creative industries function
  • Recognise the intrinsic relationship between audio systems and the environments in which they operate
  • Develop a broad understanding of the behaviour of sound in all scenarios
  • Build technical and practical skills in the measurement, evaluation and design of audio systems and acoustic environments
  • Explore the areas of interfacing, interactivity and spatial audio
  • Practise listening to audio systems and acoustic environments and develop your ability to complete their set up and evaluation independently

Put your knowledge into practice 
The Leeds School of Arts Building features a plethora of audio systems and acoustic environments to experience and discuss. State-of-the-art acoustics facilities will enable you to put key measurement standards and guidance into practice in professional-level environments. The delivery of this course in a busy city centre environment will allow plenty of opportunity to get out of the classroom and to experience and make measurements of real-world noise problems.

Regional industry links
The presence of ITV and the BBC in Leeds, combined with the recent relocation of Channel 4, provides local employment opportunities both for specialist freelancers and small businesses. You’ll also have easy access to Media City, in Salford, a hub of audio, visual and broadcast activity.

Why study Audio & Acoustics at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Study modules that allow you to be creative and take a more open, explorative approach
  2. Access to state-of-the-art facilities, including anechoic and reverberation chambers
  3. Industry links will ensure you’ll be equipped to make a useful contribution to the audio and acoustics industries

Leeds School of Arts ‘When I feel like I’m sinking’ is a poem to mark the opening of the Leeds School of Arts building at Leeds Beckett University. Recited by the poet and Leeds Beckett graduate, Zodwa Nyoni, this short film showcases the creative work produced by our Performing Arts, Music and Sound, Filmmaking, and Creative Technologies students and graduates.

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