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Sound (Design)

Bath Spa University

12 months
15070 GBP/year
7790 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Through this forward-thinking course, you’ll explore the creative use of sound within film and other visual media at an advanced level. The Sound (Design) course offered by Bath Spa University focuses on the more creative aspects of sound design and post-production, while providing you with the necessary technical skills.


The Sound (Design) course offered by Bath Spa University delivers a mixture of advanced technical skills related to sound design and audio post production for film and other visual media. It also provides creatively-oriented insights into contemporary sound design practice and encourages students to push the boundaries of the field. Subject areas include:

  • Sound sculpting, processing and synthesis
  • The language and aesthetics of sound design
  • Storytelling and dramaturgy.

This is in addition to a wide range of more conventional post-production skillsets such as:

  • Sound editing
  • Foley and field recording
  • Production workflows
  • Track-laying
  • Dubbing mixing
  • Surround sound and VR audio.

You won’t be expected to cover all of these areas. You’ll be able to use the course to develop an individually-tailored portfolio of skills, experience and top-level work across them.


You can use the course to develop an individually-tailored portfolio of skills. This will equip you for the current employment landscape, where a combination of traditional audio post production roles are required alongside broader practice in sound, music and other media.

The course also provides the breadth necessary for FE and HE teaching in the field, and provides the basis required for PhD research and beyond.

Our graduates have a range of successful careers in production, composition, music for film and TV, sound design for moving image and games, sound art, software development, engineering, further education, higher education, and research.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Research Methodologies and Context
  • Sound Arts Skills
  • Sound Design Skills
  • Sound Production Skills
  • Sound Production Creative Project
  • Sonic Architecture
  • Sound Design Practice
  • Intertextuality In Sound Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Late applications (generally those made after 31 July) will only be considered if places remain on the course.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We’re looking for creative individuals that have proven experience in sound design, audio post production, or music production.
  • Generally we look for a first degree, 2:1 or higher. Often this will be in audio post production, film, music, music technology, or another closely related subject field. However, we accept applicants with other degrees where they can demonstrate relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

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    15070 GBP/year
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  • National

    7790 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7790 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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