University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Sonic Arts

Study with experts at the cutting-edge of technical, creative and theoretical knowledge in this rapidly evolving area of study. The course focuses upon the relationship between technology and creative practice, training musical students to use software tools and enabling students with a solid music technology background to investigate creative opportunities. Initial intensive training in the knowledge and methods of the field is followed by opportunities for increasingly independent research and exploration. We take a broad and inclusive view of the sonic arts, embracing anything from sound installations to free-improvised performances, computer programming through to fine art practice, art in which sound is the medium and where sound plays a supporting role. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MA: You'll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component. Degrees in other related subjects may be acceptable depending on your background. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Assessment methods

The course is informed by new technologies and methods of working. There are seminars, laboratory-based demonstrations and individual tutorials. Assessment takes a variety of forms such as problem-based assignments and the completion of a creative portfolio.

Sponsorship information

University and faculty funding is available each year. The closing date for applications is mid-January. The department has a small number of tuition studentships available. The closing date for these is the end of April. You can also apply for a small grant to support your postgraduate research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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