The Course has three main components:
Sonic Arts Practice
To develop and extend your critical awareness of trends and issues in contemporary sonic Arts practice
Sonic Arts Project
To enable you to conceptualise, research, develop and present a piece of personal creative work
To enable you to learn new skills and refine and develop your existing skills in areas including: electro-acoustic music and composition sound and space phonography and field recording introduction to interactivity and studio recording, mixing and mastering.
Students on the course will join other students in the department for our ongoing programme of visiting performers and speakers. All staff members in the department are highly research active and we are keen for our Graduate Certificate students to join us in building up a practice research base in Sonic Arts.
Students will want to develop both their research profile and creative practice. Upon graduation they may want to seek employment in their chosen area of specialism (this could be in one of a number of areas including theatre, film, television, animation, internet, games etc), continue working as a freelance sound artists/musician in a chosen area (which could include performance, composition, sound art installation or curation) or set up their own business.
The course is primarily intended for those with an EDEXCEL/BTEC Higher National Diploma, a degree or a professional qualification gained by examination. Non-graduates may be considered if suitably skilled and experienced.