MA

Sonic Arts

Teaching & Learning

This is a new course that is currently being developed ready for the final content to be confirmed. Information will be confirmed on the online prospectus from August 2020, subject to the course having being validated for entry.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Explore the ideas and techniques of electroacoustic music. You will study a range of texts and key works to gain the tools to analyse and evaluate existing electroacoustic works. You will put these ideas into practice to create your own original composition.
We will provide you with the opportunity to develop high-level skills in your particular field of study, with the aim of enhancing both your knowledge and employability.
Consider a range of approaches to interactive and reactive musical or artistic system design, as you create an original system for making and manipulating sound.
Develop your understanding and critical awareness of audio visual practices and enhance your practical skills in the application of sound in a range of audio visual contexts, from sonic design for moving image, to generative and installation contexts.
Develop your systematic understanding, critical awareness and practical application of key theoretical concepts, historical developments and aesthetic practices in contemporary music and sound.
Examine the key technologies, techniques and concepts for spatial audio, from from the cinema and early explorations in the commercial audio world, through to the very latest developments in sound field synthesis and virtual reality.
Gain an awareness of the methods and skills required in order to carry out successful research at masters level. You are required to identify a field of study that is pertinent to your award and practice, and to explore appropriate research methods whilst expressing concepts and hypotheses critically and in the light of evidence.
The final project provides an opportunity for you to engage in research and advanced practice in an area of your own choosing.
Explore the ideas and techniques of electroacoustic music. You will study a range of texts and key works to gain the tools to analyse and evaluate existing electroacoustic works. You will put these ideas into practice to create your own original composition.
We will provide you with the opportunity to develop high-level skills in your particular field of study, with the aim of enhancing both your knowledge and employability.
Consider a range of approaches to interactive and reactive musical or artistic system design, as you create an original system for making and manipulating sound.
Develop your understanding and critical awareness of audio visual practices and enhance your practical skills in the application of sound in a range of audio visual contexts, from sonic design for moving image, to generative and installation contexts.
Develop your systematic understanding, critical awareness and practical application of key theoretical concepts, historical developments and aesthetic practices in contemporary music and sound.
Examine the key technologies, techniques and concepts for spatial audio, from from the cinema and early explorations in the commercial audio world, through to the very latest developments in sound field synthesis and virtual reality.
Gain an awareness of the methods and skills required in order to carry out successful research at masters level. You are required to identify a field of study that is pertinent to your award and practice, and to explore appropriate research methods whilst expressing concepts and hypotheses critically and in the light of evidence.
The final project provides an opportunity for you to engage in research and advanced practice in an area of your own choosing.