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Department of Music
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield, England S10 2TN
MA Sonic Arts
This highly distinctive program provides students with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the sonic arts. It provides a rigorous introduction to current trends within various sonic arts practices and trains students in the use of contemporary sonic art terms, tools and techniques. In doing so, the MA in Sonic Arts encourages students to develop and refine their own artistic voice/personal aesthetic and thus establish themselves within the exciting world of the sonic arts.
The MA in Sonic Arts can be studied full-time or part-time and covers three areas:
1.the acquisition of technical skill in the production of sonic art
2.the creation of sonic art works in a variety of media formats
3.the contextualisation of personal work within a broad spectrum of artistic practice.
The course focuses on 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 at the start of the course is followed by opportunities for increasingly independent research and exploration.
At The University of Sheffield we take a broad and inclusive view of the sonic arts; we embrace anything from sound installations to free-improvised performances, computer programming through to fine art practice, art in which sound is the medium through to that in which sound plays a supporting role.
Our purpose-built Soundhouse houses dedicated music studios, tech labs and practice rooms and our suite of studios feature high specification acoustic treatment and are fitted out with state of the art technology for sonic arts.
Our vibrant postgraduate community, which includes many international students, works collaboratively to develop a diverse and well-rounded knowledge and skill set. The department plays an important role in Sheffield's thriving cultural life, promoting over 60 concerts a year as well as productions of operas and revived musicals. There are many opportunities for you to get involved in music-making both in the department or in and around Sheffield.
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
In State Tuition (per year): 13990 GBP