Sound for the Moving Image

Key Facts

Staff

Programme Overview

How to Apply

Institution Name: GSA
Institution Code: G43
UCAS Code: PW33

Award

BDes (Hons) 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

Formative assessments take place at key points throughout the year with summative assessments at the end of each academic year. Summative assessments will principally comprise of project work, individual and group-based, and a range of written work. This written work will comprise of essays, reflective documents, log-books and role analyses/evaluations and a final dissertation.

Facilities
Students are based at the School of Simulation and Visualisation 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
Ronan Breslin

Programme Overview

BDes (Hons) Sound for the Moving Image is a two year degree programme starting in September 2018. Applications are welcomed from students entering directly into year 3, with articulation from HND programmes at college, or from mature students with relevant experience. The programme creates a learning environment for students to develop their creative and craft skills in sound for the moving image.

The programme recognises the increased recognition of the importance of sound and moving image as part of the Scottish creative, cultural and commercial landscapes, and taps into the worldwide increase in media production for an increasingly diverse and divergent audience through multiple digital distribution platforms. Students will develop detailed theoretical, practical and technical knowledge in sound production for visual media. 

The programme will promote the production of aesthetically challenging work that explores the limits of sound manipulation and evaluates perceptions of sound design and production for the moving image. The programme will stimulate students in the development of original content within the field of sound production and post-production for the moving image. The programme will also provide a grounding in the professional practice of sound production for visual environments, such as film, animation, television, online, interactive media and games, theatre and art installations.

It is expected that graduates will find employment as audio professionals and practitioners in key creative industries. Graduates of the Masters programme in Sound for the Moving Image have progressed to a range of careers in audio-visual arts, game development and film and television.