Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Sound Design

The degree is made up of three parts: taught classes, work-based learning, and a research project. All of these elements are designed to apply theory and advanced practice to enhance current approaches to sound design for linear and interactive media. The MSc Sound Design is delivered over either 18 or 30 months on a part time basis. All of the modules are delivered by distance learning. In addition, you will also develop a deep understanding of how to assess approaches of affecting audiences' perceptions of linear and interactive media using sound design. Emphasis is placed on cognisance with professional standards for the production and documentation of sound designs for linear and interactive media, and familiarity with a comprehensive set of methods of assessing listening experiences.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a bachelor (Honours) degree at a 2.2 or above with three years experience working as an audio professional, for any form of media. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

Course modules

Subjects include: listening; sound design for linear media; sound design for interactive media; advanced professional practice; master's dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Credit (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning

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