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Digital Music and Sound Arts

12 months
15462 GBP/year
8856 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Digital Music and Sound Arts offered by University of Brighton is aimed at graduate and professional artists who are interested in exploratory, experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to sound, music, AV media, and sound arts practices and productions.


Digital Music and Sound Arts offered by University of Brighton enables students to address new developments in digital music and sound arts and the role of sound in contemporary culture in its widest sense. It is structured around a framework for developing advanced practices relevant to artistic and commercial contexts, and for potential researchers wishing to further their research-based practice.

Through creative practice-based research students will engage with musical composition and sound design productions, as well as focusing on the relationship of sound to other art forms and related media key areas including:

  • sound for screen and moving image
  • sound arts
  • sound and new media.


The course emphasises the creative exploration of sound in the context of both new creative industries and contemporary arts practices. Students are encouraged to develop a strong portfolio preparing them for professional opportunities as creative specialists or researchers, who can move across different fields of practice and respond to conceptual and technical innovations with imaginative solutions.

Programme Structure


  • Experimental Sound Practice
  • Professional Practice
  • Thesis and Writing
  • Contemporary Debates in Sound/Music and Sound Arts
  • Sound Research Proposal
  • Sound Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Generally there's no deadline for applying for a postgraduate course at Brighton.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

Normally 2:2 in a related subject. However, given the nature of the course it is anticipated that students from a variety of backgrounds will apply. For example, practitioners without a good first degree but with a substantial professional experience and portfolio will be considered. Applicants with non-relevant academic qualifications may be assessed for accreditation prior learning (APL) equivalence on the basis of appropriate professional or work-related experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15462 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15462 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8856 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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