We were the first UK university to offer a Master’s degree in sound, and we continue to offer the opportunity to harness your skills within The Faculty of Media & Communication’s vibrant production environment.
This degree will advance your sound knowledge in a variety of different genres, ranging from documentary to drama and animation. Relevant industry practice underpins teaching and learning methods on this course, which aims to enable you to develop creative opportunities in sound.
You may have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject or may be able to show your suitability for this programme of study through associated work-experience or evidence of and outputs from other related activities.
In collaboration with other disciplines from the postgraduate media production framework, you will learn how to work with sound more effectively in location and post-production environments. You will also have the opportunity to develop collaborative projects with computer generated material through Bournemouth University’s National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) or via other creative ventures.
You will have the advantage of working in a range of tailor-made facilities, including specially built post-production sound studios, foley/ commentary recording suites, as well as other facilities. Course-specific sound resources are available to book 24 hours a day, seven days a week for most of the year.
As part of the AVID Learning Partnership, this course has greater relevance and credibility within the industry.
Please watch the recorded BU webinar ‘MA Sound Design for Film and Television’. Presented by Dr Maike Helmers, Senior Lecturer Sound Design, this online webinar will give you an excellent insight into this Master’s programme.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
1 year full-time
The International Moving Image Society (IMIS)
For September 2019 entry: Radio Production, Music Production, Media Production, Scriptwriting, Audio/Sound Production, Sound Design, Sound Technology or Music Technology
For September 2019 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.