The Master of Design (MDes) in Sound for the Moving Image offers the opportunity for postgraduate students to engage with the craft and creative practice of sound production applied to film, animation, broadcast media, virtual reality, electronic games and visual art, as well as equipping students with the tools required to develop a research project within this field. The programme promotes production of original work, through individual or group-based research, that is conceptually driven, aesthetically challenging and wide-ranging in its use of sound design and music production/composition.
The programme is delivered via a series of taught workshops, set and elective projects, lecture and studio sessions underpinned by a philosophy of self-directed learning. The emphasis of the programme rationale is the interplay between creative practices underpinned by theoretical research, mediated through the craft elements of sound production within a visual environment.
The programme prepares students for entry into a professional sound production environment, to enhance their creative practice with sound and sonic art, or for further academic study by research.