Intensive and specialised, MA Sound Arts at LCC is designed to further the development of your conceptual and contextual understanding of sound arts practice and its discourse.
About this course:
You will be encouraged to adopt a personal and distinctive approach to your work and build a distinctive portfolio that taps into the College's Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRISAP). MA Sound Arts Intensive and specialised, this programme is designed to further the development of your conceptual and contextual understanding of sound art practice and its discourse. You will be encouraged to adopt a personal and distinctive approach to your work in building your portfolio and be engaged in practical and theoretical research that develops your creative and critical competence to an advanced level.
Who should take this course
Intensive and specialised, this programme is designed to further the development of students' conceptual and contextual understanding of Sound Arts practice and its discourse. Students are encouraged to adopt a personal and distinctive approach to their work and research. The course includes a strong taught component combined with ample opportunities for practical work. You will be able to extend your portfolio within an academic context, engage in theoretical and practical research, develop your creative and critical skills, explore personal areas of interest in sound arts and engage in practice-based research.
The aim of the course is to facilitate individual practice and guide you towards a professional career as a sound artist or into research. The course culminates in a curated show and a public symposium where you will get the opportunity to present your work and research to an audience. An advantage of studying at LCC are the opportunities for collaboration with students from other disciplines, such as film students, both inside and outside the college.
All staff delivering the course are active practitioners and researcher, their specialist areas of interest include the following:
- Sound recording and mixing
- Field recording and acoustic ecology
- Interactive work
- Sound installations
- Live performance
- Radiophonic practices
- Sound for film
- A variety of cross-platform work
There is also an extensive programme of visiting speakers and performers and both undergraduate and postgraduate students are extremely active in promoting their work both inside and outside the college. The sound arts department is constantly developing new links with other institutions and other disciplines and is committed to extending the boundaries of this developing discipline.
The course is designed for students who have a substantial background in producing sound-based work within the context of contemporary arts and media practice. You may have studied some aspect of sound arts - such as sound design, music technology and sonic art - at an undergraduate level.
You may come from other disciplines, such as fine art, digital arts, or time-based or performance art. Or you may have no formal qualifications but have significant experience of producing creative work with sound and wish to develop this work in an academic context.
The main characteristic of a successful applicant is that they will already have achieved a distinctive and enquiring approach to and an understanding of the aspects of sound arts that they wish to develop further in a creative and experimental academic environment.
Fees & Funding:
- Home/EU Fee
About Course Provider
University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. Its unique creative community is made up of six renowned Colleges, each with its own world-class reputation: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
UAL is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Offering an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts, UAL is the main talent pipeline to the UK’s creative industries.
Home to a diverse community of over 18,000 students from 129 countries, UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global business to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
Building on UAL’s association with some of the most original thinkers in the arts, students and staff are inspired to challenge convention, generate new ideas and nurture talent. Home to award-winning staff and students for more than a century, UAL’s Colleges are at the forefront of learning, creativity and practice in their specialist subjects. This close-knit College structure offers opportunities for learning and enquiry for people at all stages of their creative development.
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