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Music and Sonic Media - MA (January start)


Online University of Sussex School of Media, Arts and Humanities

Full time January MA 1 year

About the course

Develop your creative abilities in composition and sound through practical and theoretical work. Explore theory and practice in the field of music production. You’ll focus on historical contexts and the development of advanced technical skills.

Our MA reflects current developments in and beyond the concert hall, including music for film, media and interactive arts. You will:

  • compose
  • make sound art
  • devise music theatre
  • use music technologies
  • create film music
  • evaluate music and sonic art.

The course is for composers, musicians, sound artists, sound and music practitioners from related fields including theatre, and theorists with interests in music and sound.

The Department of Music is a major international centre for the study of contemporary music, contemporary musical thinking and music

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Entry Requirements

Degree requirements
You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements
Your qualification should be in music, theatre, sonic arts or audio-visual media. You’ll also be considered for this course if you have relevant professional experience.

Since much of the practical work on different modules involves your own creative and/or compositional engagement with the topics covered, you should include a short composition portfolio with your application. This is composition interpreted broadly: it could be songs, tracks you have produced, movie soundtracks, performances of your own compositions, a score. etc.

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