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Music and Sound Design

Ravensbourne University London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Music and sound design is the creation and manipulation of music and sound for film, games, television and diverse digital applications.

This course is for aspiring sound designers, musicians and composers who wish to develop their sound and music production skills and apply them in a wide range of careers in the creative industries. You will develop specialisms which could include composition, production, sound engineering, songwriting and creating soundtracks for film, television and games.

The course is practically focused and will enable you to work creatively with sound and music in direct preparation for work in the creative industries. You will develop knowledge and the mindsets and skillsets to support your own creativity, including critical listening, editing, arranging, composing, producing, technical and storytelling skills. Students gain an understanding of how sound and music intersect with moving image (film, games and television) and are encouraged to apply the technical and creative aspects of sound and music production in a project-based learning environment.

Collaboration is at the heart of the course and students will undertake project briefs with other students to realise projects as part of a team. Teaching staff and visiting professionals bring a strong industry perspective throughout the course.

Music and sound design is the creation and manipulation of music and sound for film, games, television and diverse digital applications. This course is for aspiring sound designers, musicians and composers who wish to develop their sound and music production skills and apply them in a wide range of careers in the creative industries. You will develop specialisms which could include...

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Course Content

Year 1

You will build skills in sound and music production, studio and location recording, electronic arrangement, composition, editing and postproduction. You will begin to think about your own music composition and sound design, building confidence by working to set briefs. You will also gain a fundamental knowledge of the industry and the varied opportunities for work you will be aiming for. We encourage you to start thinking about your contextual studies research.

Year 2

You 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 you to enhance your practice and develop your approach based on standard industry workflows. You will engage in creative briefs that encourage you to collaborate with other students and create work as part of a team.

Year 3

You will bring your learning together in a final portfolio of skills. Alongside this, you will complete a self-initiated project. We ask you to show your 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.

Year 1 You will build skills in sound and music production, studio and location recording, electronic arrangement, composition, editing and postproduction. You will begin to think about your own music composition and sound design, building confidence by working to set briefs. You will also gain a fundamental knowledge of the industry and the varied opportunities...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Penrose Way

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

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

Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK or international qualifications. Qualifications accepted: 2 A levels, grade C or above 4 AS levels, grade C or above 2 vocational A levels, grade C or...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays and a range of individual or group artefacts, presentations, projects and reports that focus on practical and business skills.

You will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays and a range of individual or group artefacts, presentations, projects and reports that focus on practical and business skills.

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
61%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
75% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
63% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
45% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
64% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
65% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
66% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
73% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
66% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
64% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
58% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
68% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
84% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
65% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
65% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
31% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
57% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
55% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
67% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
76% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
69% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
50% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
79% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
59% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
65% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
39% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
29% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate91%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

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