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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.

Visit the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts Website.


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

Core modules

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

Additional information

For further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our bursaries and scholarships, follow the links below:

Financing your studies

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




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