Ravensbourne University London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Ravensbourne

Music and Sound Design

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Course summary

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Are you an aspiring musician, sound designer or composer looking to develop your production skills? With access to cutting-edge equipment, the course looks at the creation and production of sound and music across different contexts and industries, such as film, television, games and immersive media, music performance and live events, and the sonic arts. Students develop skills in critical listening, editing, arranging, composing and producing. They will learn to apply the technical and creative aspects of sound and music production to a project-based environment. This course is for aspiring music and audio producers, sound designers, musicians and composers, and sonic artists who wish to develop their sound and music production skills and apply them in a wide range of careers in the creative industries. You will develop specialisms which could include audio production, sound engineering, sound design, songwriting, composition, and soundtrack creation for film, television, games and immersive media (VR/AR). The course is practically focused and will enable you to work creatively with sound and music in direct preparation for work in the creative industries. You will develop knowledge and the mindsets and skillsets to support your own creativity, including critical listening, editing, arranging, composing, producing, technical and storytelling skills. You will get an understanding of audio, sound arts and music as distinct specialisms, as well as how they intersect with storytelling and the moving image. Ultimately, you will be encouraged to apply the technical and creative aspects of sound and music production in a project-based learning environment. Collaboration is at the heart of the course and students will undertake project briefs with other students to realise projects as part of a team. Teaching staff and visiting professionals bring a strong industry perspective throughout the course.

Course details


Year 1: Students will build skills in sound and music production, studio and location recording, electronic arrangement, composition, editing and postproduction. They will begin to think about their own music composition and sound design, building confidence by working to set briefs. They will also gain a fundamental knowledge of the industry and the varied opportunities for work they will be aiming for. We encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research. Year 2: Students will gain a greater understanding of equipment and software and think about the specialist areas of music composition and sound design in which they are used. This will allow them to enhance their practice and develop their own approach based on standard industry workflows. Students will engage in creative briefs that encourage them to collaborate with other students and create work as part of a team. Year 3: Students will bring their learning together in a final portfolio of skills. Alongside this, they will complete a self-initiated project. We ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. The final portfolio will act as a showreel or promotional tool for entry into the industry.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work. This includes essays and a range of individual or group artefacts, presentations, projects and reports that focus on practical and business skills.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students will also be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent (including English) .

Additional entry requirements


You will be invited to an in person interview or a Skype interview if you are not in the UK.


Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Ravensbourne English Language Requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are correct for 2021/22 academic year and are subject to change.

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Our COVID-19 information

Ravensbourne University London
Greenwich Peninsula
6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW

Clearing contact details

Ravensbourne Clearing Contacts

020 3040 3991

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing places are still available and it's really easy to apply. Follow these 4 simple steps to apply in clearing: 1) Call our clearing hotline 020 3040 3991 2) Email your portfolio or showreel to [email protected] 3) Have a telephone interview 4) Accept your offer (if successful) via UCAS Track Clearing Hotline open 8am-8pm 15th and 16th August

Course contact details

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+ 44 (0) 20 3040 3998

International Admissions

+44 (0) 20 3040 3667

Music and Sound Design at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS