Sound and Music for Media (IMW) at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

COURSE SUMMARY The principal focus of the DipHE in Sound and Music for Media will be Music Composition and Production, Sound Design, and Studio Recording and Production, with some elements shared with other programmes in the suite. The sound and music industries are transforming. Traditional careers are adapting to include creative industries that require skills in sound and music. The broadcast, film, theatre, games and immersive experience industries are growing and thriving. We see opportunities for multi-skilled, digitally fluent, dynamic and adaptable sound and music creators, who can initiate and present innovative ideas in modern and engaging ways. You will develop and apply a range of specialist technical and creative skills in sound and music production, working collaboratively within interdisciplinary projects modelled on professional practice in the music industry. WHAT MAKES THIS COURSE DIFFERENT Location: IMW Campus is situated in Central London in the heart of the thriving music scene that attracts the best emerging, new and established musical talent from the UK and globally. Professional Studios and Equipment: You'll learn, compose and produce in our purpose designed industry standard studio facilities designed and built by world renowned Munro Associates and equipped with an SSL Duality SE, SSL AWS 948 and a suite of your individual SSL Nucleus workstations. Hands-on approach: Our focus is on project-led teaching that reflects industry-led briefs, so you'll learn as you create. YOUR FUTURE CAREER Sound and Music programmes at IMW in Partnership with UEL develop an existing base of core skills in sound and music creation and production and apply these to specific industrial contexts in collaborative projects that simulate professional practice, and which integrate with the Music industry in live projects. The DipHE in Sound and Music for Media programme will develop a core set of skills in Music Composition and Production, Sound Design, and Studio Recording and Production, and will also develop transferrable skills for the creative industries. Students will be able to collaborate and participate in a range of projects, resulting in a portfolio of project work that represents a broad range of skills and experience, with depth of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary skills. This approach anticipates a diverse world of work, building skills in learners to create coherence and impact that is transferable across multiple contexts. On successful completion of the DipHE programme, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the third and final year of a BA (Hons) Degree in collaboration with our Partner, the University of East London (UEL)


We're offering you a unique opportunity to develop and apply specialist skills in collaborative industry-focused projects. You will develop a range of practical skills and techniques, and collaboration skills, while developing an understanding of the professional, cultural, social, and technological contexts of your practice. We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up to date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. Year 1 (level 4): You will enhance and expand your critical listening, research and analysis of music and production. Core topics include: Music Production in Context, Sound and Music Technology Systems (SSL Nucleus and Matrix), Sound Design for Film and/or Games Project, Music Recording Project, Production portfolio and Show Reel. Example projects: Producing an EPK Creative Capture and Imaginary Productions Sound Design and the Environment Creative Portfolio Production (CCP) Music Skills Linear Recording Methods Sound Design for Adaptive Contexts My Music Revolution   Year 2 (level 5): You will develop your technical abilities alongside independent project management and project analysis and evaluation. You will develop your chosen specialist career pathway to follow in your major practical project and research project: Music Producer / Sound Engineer / Sound Designer for Film and TV. Example projects: Narrative Production Sound Craft Music, Identity and Culture Linear Composition Design Thinking Creative Agency

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HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED • Coursework Portfolios • Practice Portfolios • Projects Professional practice, innovation, enterprise, and engagement will be modelled and applied in live projects and assessed through the development of an online creative portfolio.

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  • Year 1

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England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

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Sound and Music for Media (IMW) at University of East London - UCAS