Postgraduate MSc

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    12 Months
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

With the next generation of games consoles upon us, the demand for 'Hollywood' quality soundtracks to match the increasingly impressive visuals in games has never been greater. If you are a sound designer or composer, this course gives you the opportunity to explore the issues and opportunities that interactivity presents.

Your course has been designed by a teaching team who have professional experience and links to the games industry, ensuring the latest developments in games audio are reflected in your study. You will gain up-to-date skills in sound design and interactive composition, and explore the importance of music and sound in other media.

You will have access to a suite of high-quality professional music studios, and you will develop your expertise using real-world game engines, middleware and prototyping tools to implement sound and music into games.

Our close links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and skills in a variety of practical settings.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including in music, drama, dance and performing arts.

This course is eligible for BAFTA scholarship.

You will have access to a suite of high quality, professional music studios - approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers' Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Studios - and you will also benefit from our links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations.

Our music facilities include five recording studios, each with a control room and live area with instruments and amps.

Why study Sound and Music at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 100% of students from MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  2. Accredited by JAMES - we were the first university in England to become a JAMES Integrated Learning Centre
  3. Taught by tutors who have professional experience and links to the games industry, ensuring the latest developments in games audio are reflected in your study
  4. Close links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and skills in a variety of practical settings
  5. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses
  6. In the new Leeds School of Arts building you will have access to dedicated music studios; Foley studios; dubbing and music recording studios; acoustic labs and a host of post-production suites

* Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

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Recognised by

MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games Richard Stevens

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