University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Sonic Arts

Emphasising both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in sonic arts and sound technology, the programme is designed to expose students to the widest range of employment opportunities and advancement to related academic and research fields. It is intended for students coming from diverse backgrounds in 1 or more of the following: Music; computing science; informatics; visual art; performance; theatre; media studies; film.

Entry requirements

Candidates must normally possess a good 2nd Class Honours degree (or its equivalent) in a subject of relevance such as music, computer science, fine arts, media studies, theatre studies, performance, film or at a level deemed equivalent. All applicants must also meet the English language requirements of the University.

Course modules

Modules include: A survey of sonic arts; creative coding and technology; sound design and processing; composing with sound; final research project in sonic arts.

Assessment methods

Both formative and summative assessments are made in all core courses of the programme. The formative assessments may include in-class presentations, journals, analyses, essays, and small in-class and take-home assignments whereas the summative assessments may include mid-term and final projects.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
MMus Full-time - 12 months
MMus Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01224 273506