Each course is divided into units, which are credit-rated. The minimum unit size is 20 credits. The MA course structure involves six units, totalling 180 credits.
Autumn, Term One
- Practice-Based Research (40 credits)
- Contemporary Themes in Sound Arts Practice (20 credits)
In Term One you will gain a practical understanding of contemporary themes in sound arts practice and explore how they relate to and situate your own practice. At the same time you will begin to develop a critical understanding of the relationship between research and practice in relation to your own work and carry out an applied research project in response to an external organisation or institution.
Spring, Term Two
- Practice-Based Research (continued)
- Contemporary Themes in Sound Arts Practice (continued)
- Collaborative Unit (20 credits)
Summer, Term Three
- Project Development (20 credits)
- Curatorial Contexts for Sound Art (20 credits)
- Major Project (60 credits)
In Term Three the taught programme will help you to explore issues around the curation, exhibition and perception of sound art in a contemporary context and you will begin work on your Major Project.
Autumn, Term Four
- Major Project (continued)
Term Four is devoted to the completion and presentation of the Major project in the context of a curated show and symposium.
If you are unable to continue or decide to exit the course, there are two possible exit awards. A Postgraduate Certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the first 60 credits and a Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded on successful completion of the first 120 credits.
Learning and Teaching Methods
The above programme outcomes are taught using the following learning and teaching methods:
- Individual and Group Tutorials
The above programme outcomes are assessed using the following assessment methods:
- Critical reflection reports
- Written reports
- Audio visual presentations
The information outlined is an indicative structure of the course. Whilst we will aim to deliver the course as described on this page, there may be situations where it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, for example because of regulatory requirements or operational efficiencies, before or after enrolment. If this occurs, we will communicate all major changes to all applicants and students who have either applied or enrolled on the course.
Please note that due to staff research agreements or availability, not all of the optional modules listed may be available every year.
In addition, the provision of course options which depend upon the availability of specialist teaching, or on a placement at another institution, cannot be guaranteed. Please check this element of the course with the course team before making a decision to apply.
We will update this webpage from time to time with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact a member of the course team.