Taking the science of musical sound as your focus, you’ll work in a cross-disciplinary environment, using theoretical and experimental work to explore the musical, technical and multimedia applications of acoustics and audio technology.
The programme aims to:
provide a broadly based, scientifically oriented foundation in the area of music, acoustics and audio technology develop skills in research, computation, design and analytical problem-solving create a multidisciplinary learning environment that will prepare the student for careers in which a strong understanding of music/audio technology is required develop an ability to appreciate, understand and develop the creative potential of sound design
The emphasis of this programme is on science and technology in the context of musical and multimedia applications.
The MSc is taught by a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work. Courses are assessed through a combination of report submissions and written examinations. In the final three months, you will carry out an individual project, which is assessed by submission of a dissertation.
Students who successfully complete this cross-disciplinary programme will develop skills in the area of music, acoustics and audio technology.
Graduates will have a thorough understanding of the appropriate technologies and the science underlying them, as well as an understanding of their role in a wider creative arts environment.
A knowledge of the science behind music and music production can prove a great asset in your career. Qualified technicians and producers are in demand in all areas of music, as are acoustic scientists. The programme will provide you with the perfect foundation for further study if you’d prefer to continue on an academic path. The highly transferable skills you’ll gain in communication and project management will also take you further up whichever career ladder you choose to climb.
Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree in a science, electronic or music-related subject or its equivalent if outside the UK. Other degree subjects and non-standard qualifications may also be acceptable if combined with appropriate professional experience.
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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