The MMus in Sonic Arts is an opportunity to explore a wide range of creative approaches to studio-based music, including fixed-media composition, improvisation systems, sound art installation and composition for video/film- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/mmus-sonic-arts/
You have full access to the Electronic Music Studios, which offers advanced facilities for electro-acoustic composition, multi-channel work and live/interactive performance.
You develop a rigorous conceptual framework for your creative practice, and engage critically with contemporary ideas and debates in sound art and computer music. As part of your studies you may choose from a range of options that encompass interactive/generative music, film music and film-making.
Studio composers taking this pathway may elect to take options in notation-based composition, providing they have the requisite prior experience.
Collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, in conjunction with other academic departments and/or external organisations, are also facilitated and encouraged.
The pathway is particularly useful for students wishing to pursue studio and computer-based research or professionals seeking to develop their expertise in technology-based creative practice.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr John Drever.
Modules & Structure
Core modules: Studio Practice- 120 credits Sound Agendas- 30 credits
Creative Project- 60 credits
Music at Goldsmiths is ranked 12th in the UK for the quality of our research (Research Excellence Framework 2014, Times Higher Education research intensity subject rankings).
From opera to electronica, and from Errollyn Wallen to James Blake, music studies at Goldsmiths are unique and different. Firmly rooted in the 21st century, our programmes entwine academic with practice-based study, and historical with contemporary repertories.
We’re committed to high quality, ambitious and innovative performance, and we have a wide range of ensembles that you can join, including:
Goldsmiths Sinfonia Chamber Choir Contemporary Music Ensemble Lunchtime and evening recitals Music Collective Studio Laptop Ensemble Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble Plus student-led ensembles: Chamber Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, Big Band and Film Orchestra These culminate in our end-of-year degree show and public music festival PureGold, which in recent years has launched at London’s Southbank Centre.
We have excellent rehearsal and performance facilities including:
Goldsmiths Music Studios Electronic Music Studio Sonics Interactive Multimedia Laboratory Council Chamber (with its Steinway Model D) Two suites of practice rooms