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Music technology students
Postgraduate course
MSc

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Sound and Music for Interactive Games

International Scholarships available

Overview

With the next generation of games consoles upon us, the demand for 'Hollywood' quality soundtracks to match the increasingly impressive visuals in games has never been greater. If you are a sound designer or composer, this course gives you the opportunity to explore the issues and opportunities that interactivity presents.

Your course has been designed by a teaching team who have professional experience and links to the games industry, ensuring the latest developments in games audio are reflected in your study. You will gain up-to-date skills in sound design and interactive composition, and explore the importance of music and sound in other media.

You will have access to a suite of high-quality professional music studios, and you will develop your expertise using real-world game engines, middleware and prototyping tools to implement sound and music into games.

Our close links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and skills in a variety of practical settings.

Take a look at Landing Party 2012 a festival of music, film and performance produced by students from our school.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including in music, drama, dance and performing arts.

This course is eligible for BAFTA scholarship, click here for more information.

You will have access to a suite of high quality, professional music studios - approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers' Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Studios - and you will also benefit from our links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations.

Our music facilities include five recording studios, each with a control room and live area with instruments and amps.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

Accredited by:

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MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games - Richard Stevens, Senior Lecturer
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MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games - Richard Stevens, Senior Lecturer

Entry Requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music, Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music, Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

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Download 2018/19 Course Spec Download

Your opportunity to experience a collaborative environment, you will work in small groups to devise and develop a practical project that shows off your creative and technical skills.

Consider a range of approaches to interactive and reactive musical or artistic system design, as you create an original system for making and manipulating sound.

Explore a range of sound production techniques and gain an understanding of the key technological developments, innovations and innovators within the field of sound design.

Address the challenges of producing audio content for interactive media. You will evaluate the role of sound and music in games and use industry standard tools to produce audio that demonstrates your understanding.

Examine the relationships between sound, music and image, and devise and create examples of audio-visual media to a professional standard.

Broaden and deepen your knowledge by working with your tutor to identify a project and undertake a self-directed piece of work.

Develop your awareness of the methods and skills which are required in order to carry out research into the ideas and practice of music technology.

The final project gives you the opportunity to combine your previous learning into a significant piece of work in an area of interest to you.

Download 2018/19 Course Spec Download

Your opportunity to experience a collaborative environment, you will work in small groups to devise and develop a practical project that shows off your creative and technical skills.

Consider a range of approaches to interactive and reactive musical or artistic system design, as you create an original system for making and manipulating sound.

Explore a range of sound production techniques and gain an understanding of the key technological developments, innovations and innovators within the field of sound design.

Address the challenges of producing audio content for interactive media. You will evaluate the role of sound and music in games and use industry standard tools to produce audio that demonstrates your understanding.

Examine the relationships between sound, music and image, and devise and create examples of audio-visual media to a professional standard.

Broaden and deepen your knowledge by working with your tutor to identify a project and undertake a self-directed piece of work.

Develop your awareness of the methods and skills which are required in order to carry out research into the ideas and practice of music technology.

The final project gives you the opportunity to combine your previous learning into a significant piece of work in an area of interest to you.

Download 2018/19 Course Spec Download

Your opportunity to experience a collaborative environment, you will work in small groups to devise and develop a practical project that shows off your creative and technical skills.

Consider a range of approaches to interactive and reactive musical or artistic system design, as you create an original system for making and manipulating sound.

Explore a range of sound production techniques and gain an understanding of the key technological developments, innovations and innovators within the field of sound design.

Address the challenges of producing audio content for interactive media. You will evaluate the role of sound and music in games and use industry standard tools to produce audio that demonstrates your understanding.

Examine the relationships between sound, music and image, and devise and create examples of audio-visual media to a professional standard.

Broaden and deepen your knowledge by working with your tutor to identify a project and undertake a self-directed piece of work.

Develop your awareness of the methods and skills which are required in order to carry out research into the ideas and practice of music technology.

The final project gives you the opportunity to combine your previous learning into a significant piece of work in an area of interest to you.

Download 2018/19 Course Spec Download

Your opportunity to experience a collaborative environment, you will work in small groups to devise and develop a practical project that shows off your creative and technical skills.

Consider a range of approaches to interactive and reactive musical or artistic system design, as you create an original system for making and manipulating sound.

Explore a range of sound production techniques and gain an understanding of the key technological developments, innovations and innovators within the field of sound design.

Address the challenges of producing audio content for interactive media. You will evaluate the role of sound and music in games and use industry standard tools to produce audio that demonstrates your understanding.

Examine the relationships between sound, music and image, and devise and create examples of audio-visual media to a professional standard.

Broaden and deepen your knowledge by working with your tutor to identify a project and undertake a self-directed piece of work.

Develop your awareness of the methods and skills which are required in order to carry out research into the ideas and practice of music technology.

The final project gives you the opportunity to combine your previous learning into a significant piece of work in an area of interest to you.

Your opportunity to experience a collaborative environment, you will work in small groups to devise and develop a practical project that shows off your creative and technical skills.

Consider a range of approaches to interactive and reactive musical or artistic system design, as you create an original system for making and manipulating sound.

Explore a range of sound production techniques and gain an understanding of the key technological developments, innovations and innovators within the field of sound design.

Address the challenges of producing audio content for interactive media. You will evaluate the role of sound and music in games and use industry standard tools to produce audio that demonstrates your understanding.

Examine the relationships between sound, music and image, and devise and create examples of audio-visual media to a professional standard.

Broaden and deepen your knowledge by working with your tutor to identify a project and undertake a self-directed piece of work.

Develop your awareness of the methods and skills which are required in order to carry out research into the ideas and practice of music technology.

The final project gives you the opportunity to combine your previous learning into a significant piece of work in an area of interest to you.

Your opportunity to experience a collaborative environment, you will work in small groups to devise and develop a practical project that shows off your creative and technical skills.

Consider a range of approaches to interactive and reactive musical or artistic system design, as you create an original system for making and manipulating sound.

Explore a range of sound production techniques and gain an understanding of the key technological developments, innovations and innovators within the field of sound design.

Address the challenges of producing audio content for interactive media. You will evaluate the role of sound and music in games and use industry standard tools to produce audio that demonstrates your understanding.

Examine the relationships between sound, music and image, and devise and create examples of audio-visual media to a professional standard.

Broaden and deepen your knowledge by working with your tutor to identify a project and undertake a self-directed piece of work.

Develop your awareness of the methods and skills which are required in order to carry out research into the ideas and practice of music technology.

The final project gives you the opportunity to combine your previous learning into a significant piece of work in an area of interest to you.

MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games - Richard Stevens, Senior Lecturer
Play MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games - Richard Stevens, Senior Lecturer Video
MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games - Richard Stevens, Senior Lecturer

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £6500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £11500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201819 on this course is £722.20 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £36.11. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201819 on this course is £722.20 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £36.11. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £6500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £11500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £7500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £13000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £833.40 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £41.67. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Facilities

  • Music Studios
    Music Studios

    Write, mix, produce and record your own music in our state-of-the-art studios. You will be following in the footsteps of BRIT Award-winning musicians Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden, of Rudimental, who both studied at the University.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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