BA (Hons) Music and Sound Design

Ravensbourne University London

BA (Hons) Music and Sound Design

Why study this music and sound design degree?

  1. Develop specialisms and find your musical niche 
  2. These include: composition, production, sound engineering and songwriting
  3. Add technical understanding to your natural creativity and inner storyteller
  4. Direct preparation for work in the creative industries
  5. Collaborative course will boost your leadership and teamwork skills 
  6. Teaching staff and visiting professionals with strong industry experience

Music and sound design make a vital contribution to not only media and communications, but culture as a whole. Music moves people; it defines eras, shapes personalities, sells products and adds meaning to moving imagery on our screens. 

This music degree in London, UK, is for aspiring musicians and sound designers who wish to supercharge their sound and music production skills and apply them in a wide range of roles in the creative industries. 

You will develop specialisms which could include audio production, sound engineering, sound design, songwriting, composition and soundtrack creation for film, television, games and immersive media, such as virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR).

Entry Requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • Two A levels, grade C or above
  • Four AS levels, grade C or above
  • Two vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level three Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria:

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.

IELTS:

Academic 5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Career Prospects

Music and audio production is a continually developing field that is key to the creative industries. Graduates go on to work in roles like music and audio production, sound engineering, composition and songwriting, in areas such as film, television and games.

Course Details

Year 1

Students will build skills in sound and music production, studio and location recording, electronic arrangement, composition, editing and postproduction.

They will begin to think about their own music composition and sound design, building confidence by working to set briefs. They will also gain a fundamental knowledge of the industry and the varied opportunities for work they will be aiming for.

We encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research.

Year 2

Students will gain a greater understanding of equipment and software and think about the specialist areas of music composition and sound design in which they are used.

This will allow them to enhance their practice and develop their own approach based on standard industry workflows.

Students will engage in creative briefs that encourage them to collaborate with other students and create work as part of a team.

Year 3

Students will bring their learning together in a final portfolio of skills.

Alongside this, they will complete a self-initiated project. We ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. The final portfolio will act as a showreel or promotional tool for entry into the industry.

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