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Course content

Video games continue to be big business, and the demand for 'Hollywood' quality soundtracks to match the increasingly impressive visuals in games has never been greater. If you are a sound designer or composer, this course will enable you to explore the opportunities that interactive games present.

Your course has been designed by a teaching team with extensive professional experience and links to the games industry, ensuring your studies will reflect the latest developments in games audio. You will gain up-to-date skills in sound design and interactive composition, and you will explore the importance of music and sound in other media.

You will have access to a suite of high-quality professional music studios, and you will develop your expertise using real-world game engines, middleware and prototyping tools to implement sound and music into games.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including in music, drama, dance and performing arts.

Course Benefits

You will have access to a suite of high quality, professional music studios, approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers' Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Studios. You will also benefit from our links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations.

Our music facilities include 10 recording studios, complete with control rooms, live areas, instruments, amps, mixing facilities and editing suites.

Artist in Residence Programme

The Artist in Residence programme gives our students an opportunity to work with professional artists and gives them a taste of what is it like to work on a professional music project. So far we have welcomed artists Chris T-T, Ian Prowse, I Monster, Tom Williams and Utah Saints.

Core modules

  • Collaborative Practice
  • Interfaces & Interactivity
  • Creative Sound Design
  • Sound & Music for Interactivity
  • Sound, Music & Image
  • Negotiated Skills Development
  • Research Practice
  • Final Individual Project

Job Prospects

The games industry is thriving and you will be well placed to take advantage of this growing area. As well as mainstream games-industry roles, such as audio director, sound designer or composer, your course could help unlock opportunities in the media and the film and television industries.

  • Audio Director
  • Audio Designer
  • Composer

Visit the Sound & Music for Interactive Games - MSc page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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