Sport and Exercise Science | Bachelor's degree | Health & Well-Being | On Campus | 3 years | Buckinghamshire New University | United Kingdom
BSc Sound Design is for those with a fascination for sound and the creative use of audio technology. Building on a base of studio and music production skills, the course reaches beyond this and into alternative areas of sound.
In the studio, and beyond
This specialist course provides a firm foundation in the sound design technologies and techniques used in industry. You’ll spend much of your time in our professional-standard audio studios and live sound facilities, working with experts to develop your recording and mixing techniques. Plus you’ll gain experience with sound design software, synthesis and programming in pursuing the latest avenues of digital audio production.
Sound is all around
Sound Design is about more than music. Film, animation, radio, theatre, and computer games for example, all rely on compelling sound design in creating the sonic world for a production. In addition to this, creators are producing work in a range of emerging media, such as the design of 3D audio for new immersive formats like Virtual Reality (VR).
You’ll have the opportunity to work hands-on with projects across all of these areas, learning about newly emerging practices and studio technologies, and preparing you for professional work as a creative sound practitioner.
A production house environment
Creating sound doesn’t happen in isolation. You’ll work in a production-house style environment, collaborating frequently with students from our other courses and with external partners on live projects.
You might design sounds to accompany an animated creature created in theUniversity’s motion-capture studio. Or work with Film & TV Production students to produce sound and music for a sci-fi scene. Or implement sound using game engine tools with our games development students.
Honing your skills on real projects, you’ll build an extensive portfolio of work examples and experiences you can use to establish and market yourself at a professional level.