Sound for the Moving Image

Key Facts

Staff

Programme Overview

How to Apply

Further Information on applying to the Graduate School is available from registry@gsa.ac.uk

Award

MDes Sound for the Moving Image. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.

Assessment

One year programme delivered in three consecutive stages, each lasting for 15 weeks. In stages 1 and 2, students take a variety of courses with other PG students from across GSA; courses shared across the Digital Design Studio; courses specific to the MDes in Sound for the Moving Image; and open electives, selected from a broad menu of available options. In stage 3, students work towards the production of a large-scale self directed final project, supported throughout by individual supervision.

Facilities
Students are based at the DIgital Design Studio at the Hub at Pacific Quay and have access to extensive digital facilities and equipment including two 5.1 Surround Sound Dubbing Studios and a periphonic ambisonics SoundLab.

Programme Leader
Dr. Daniel Livingstone

 

Tutors
Ronan Breslin
Paul Wilson

 

Visiting Lecturers
Nessa Johnston
Dr. Philippa Lovatt
Adam Scott
Eleanor Yule
Jim Hamilton

 

Programme Overview

Full-fee waivers are available for this programme for the academic year 2014-15 - information on eligability and how to apply is available here.

The Masters of Design (M.Des) 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, television, new media, 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/compostion.

The programme is delivered via a series of taught workshops, set and elective projects, lecture and seminar based sessions, and 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. Students will be expected to engage in a high level of self-directed learning, research and independent critical reflection, as well as participating in the taught elements of study.

The programme prepares students for two potential exit trajectories: entry into a professional sound production environment, or further academic study by research. Opportunities for further research can be accessed within The Glasgow School of Art or in the wider academic community, and will be driven by the ethos of research underpinning the programme. Current trends and emerging methodologies in professional practice will be defined by a visiting lecturer timetable bringing students into contact with established practitioners within the field of sound for the moving image.

Scholarships

For students applying to start their study in September 2014, a small number of SFC Scholarships are available. These cover the full cost of fees, more information on the application process and deadlines can be found on the Scholarships page.

Contact

For more information please contact Avril McAllister, a.mcAllister@gsa.ac.uk