Bath Spa University

MMus Creative Sound and Media Technology


Sion HIll Campus

Sion Hill Place

Bath, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Creative Sound and Media Technology Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Creative Sound and Media Technology, Master of Music (MMus) Creative Sound and Media Technology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

It would also benefit those with a general musical background who wish to gain more experience working with technology, and those with experience in media-based technologies who wish to focus on sound. We take a creative and experimental approach, whilst remaining non genre-specific. The course spans a wide variety of styles and approaches, and will be of interest to those involved in such areas as electro-acoustic/acousmatic music, soundscape, acoustic ecology, computer music, sound/sonic art, electronica, visual music and audiovisual work. The emphasis of the course is largely practice, giving students the opportunity to produce a substantial body of creative work over the duration of the course. STudents engage with a wide variety of technical and creative skills - these range from classic techniques derived from areas such a musique concrete and visual music to more contemporary practice, and include advanced skills such as software development using Max/MSP/Jitter and multimedia skills. This course will also include a grounding in postgraduate level research methodology, and opportunities to collaborate with other musicians, performers and media practitioners. The multimedia aspects of the course are optional. Students can choose at what depth to engage with this area, or indeed to focus entirely on sound. In the first trimester there is an opportunity to take on multimedia-based skills as part of the Skills Portfolio module, while the optional Visual Music module will give further opportunities to specialise in this area in trimester 2.


The assessment takes the form of individual assignments for each module. These generally consist of a portfolio of practical work with supporting written documents. Context and Methodology and the Major Project involve small-scale dissertations.
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