The general learning objectives of New Media - Sound in New Media are the following core competences, which the students will develop during their studies:
The studies at Media Lab emphasise interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in workshops and through tutored studio work according to a personal study plan. You will also learn the theory related to sound design and music culture. The New Media - Sound in New Media course is offered by Aalto University.
Academic communication and writing are a part of the studies, and more research courses can be chosen if you are planning to become a researcher. Students are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad.
The curriculum contains some essential software and programming courses, but in general we expect students to be either proficient in using the tools of the trade, or willing to set aside time for self-study. For this, we provide a library of tutorials, as well as one-on-one coaching.
During their studies, students can specialise according to their personal skills and motivation. Their future careers can relate to the various fields of sound and music design both in private industries and public sector (academia, museums etc.), including game audio and music, sonic interaction design, sound design for animation and sound in media art. Aalto University supports entrepreneurship in various ways, and many graduates work as entrepreneurs. Across the wide range of positions, Sound in New Media graduates are independent professionals who have the capacity to lead and manage the development of their field internationally.
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The programme is targeted for students who have completed their BA, BSc or similar degree in sound design or music, or have gained basic sound design skills through other kind of activities.
The selection to the MA in New Media, Major in Sound in New Media happens in the ARTS Aalto master's students admission process. The criteria includes
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