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Sound Arts University of the Arts London Degree level: Undergraduate

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On BA (Hons) Sound Arts you will explore a wide range of sound art and design areas including: fine art, installation and gallery practices, sound design for film, animation, game environments and virtual reality, creative coding, interactive media, and experimental musical work. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

• Cutting edge discipline: We are focused on the development of your creativity and provide dynamic opportunities for you to learn the critical thinking and creative techniques necessary to build a professional portfolio.
• Leader in its field: The course team of tutors is comprised of internationally recognised artists, designers, composers and writers. You will benefit from the close relationship to our MA Sound Arts course and the Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) - a UAL research centre dedicated to the exploration of the rich complexities of sound as an artistic practice.
• Technical excellence: We offer excellent facilities for your creative work including a multi-channel Sound Laboratory, Dolby Atmos Composition Studio and 5.1/stereo Postproduction Studio along with a high spec Mac Lab and analogue synth studio. All areas of the department are supported by a dedicated team of technical experts.
• Professional networks: Employability, enterprise and career orientation are central to the course. Our weekly visiting practitioner series of lectures and creative workshops will connect you to a diverse range of contemporary practices. There are also course-related shows and events open to industry and the public enabling you to build your professional profile. Our graduated students have gone on to work with brands such as Tate Britain, Versace, Warp Records, Selfridges, Venice Biennale, Channel 5, BBC and Red Bull Music Academy.
• Connected collaboration: As part of a global community of like-minded creative artists studying together within one of the leading Arts, Design and Communications universities in the world, you can collaborate across disciplines within the Screen School in areas such as film, television, animation, games design and virtual reality. Such opportunities are built into the structure of your course.

What can you expect?

You can expect this course to take you on an exploration of sound art and design as a constantly emerging culture to be found in many forms and international contexts, in which your own analysis and evaluation will be central. Your increasing technical, creative and theoretical knowledge will support you in the development of a professional portfolio. You will produce this work within a context of the history, practices and concerns of the sonic arts and of the major theoretical, philosophical and aesthetic issues in the media arts.

About London College of Communication

London College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. Through a diverse, world-leading community of teaching, research and partnerships with industry, we enable our students to succeed as future-facing creatives in the always-evolving design, media and screen industries. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies, including Penguin, the National Trust and Royal Mail, to name a few.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W382
Institution code U65
Campus name London College of Communication
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels at grade C or higher or equivalent full Level 3 qualifications.
A level Grades BB at A-level. We also accept the equivalent in tariff points from other combinations of A-levels at grade C or higher.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP in the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma
Access to HE Diploma 80 tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7EY


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