12 months
14280 GBP/year
9420 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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You can apply for this Sound and Music for Media course from University of East London as an MFA or MA. The MFA takes one extra year and you can apply by choosing the MFA study option. The MA / MFA Sound and Music suite will provide a significant opportunity to extend your skill base through applied practice and research in professional contexts.


You will develop projects in your area of specialism (e.g. performance, production, sound and music for media, games or theatre), and capitalise on our expertise in interdisciplinary working to develop collaborative projects alongside other practitioners and researchers studying Acting, Drama, Performing Arts, Dance, Multi-media, Film, animation and architecture, modelling professional practice and modes of collaboration by operating as creative and collaborative innovators.

You will develop advanced skills in sound design and production,music performance, composition and production, placing emphasis on the particular context of your work (e.g. media, games, theatre).

You will develop skills in working with technology as a collaborator, innovating process and practices to support you creative project work.

A key feature of the Sound and Music for Media course from University of East London is our expertise in Interdisciplinary learning, through which we will support you to make interdisciplinary intersections – connections between disciplines to establish modes and models of collaborative creative practice derived from industry, as well as innovating through experimentation to develop hybrid approaches.

You will be guided in the design and implementation of creative projects, involving modules for the arts, design thinking, and innovation practice. This will form the foundation for your practice-led final project, together with the deepening of the scope and effectiveness of your research skills, leading to the completion of the MA course.

A further year of practice-led research embedded in a professional context relative to your specialism, will culminate in a significant body of applied reflective praxis (Meta-Praxis) and research (Research Praxis), in which original ideas and concepts have derived and cultivated, capturing both planned and emergent methodologies and impact.

Your future career

You are likely to have professional industrial experience and/or have joined the course as a graduate within the specialist areas of Music Performance, Music Technology and Production, Sound and Music for Media, Games or Theatre. This will inform your path of study and practice. 

A significant feature of the course is to establish creative and collaborative interdisciplinary projects applied in professional industrial contexts, which may include your current place of work. 

This mode of embedded study will significantly increase your opportunity to operate and work in a wide range of roles across the music, media, theatre, games and multi-media industries. 

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Advanced Sound Design and Production
  • Advanced Music Performance, Composition and Production
  • Creative Technologies
  • Interdisciplinary Intersections
  • Creative Project Design
  • Dissertation / Final Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits

MFA: 300 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 First degree or equivalent professional practice and experience in discipline relevant to field of study (i.e. Music Performance, Production, sound and music for media, games, theatre)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9420 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • UK: Year 1: £9420. Year 2: £6280.
  • International: Year 1: £14280. Year 2 fees: £9520.

MA: UK part time: £1,570 Per 30 credit module

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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