Description

Something happens when you add sound to an image. And filmmaking depends upon the strength of this relationship. Ultimately it’s what makes a film work – it’s what moves your audience.

MA Filmmaking (Sound Recording, Post-Production & Design), is housed in a new purpose-built media facility equipped with state-of-the-art teaching spaces including a film studio for sound shooting, Pro Tools suites, Audio Postproduction facilities with Foley recording studios, Avid Media Composer, screening rooms and an Avid ISIS SAN network linking all teaching spaces. The new Curzon cinema provides the department with digital projection along with its weekly programme of first-run films.

The questions we explore

You’ll learn the fundamental technical skills necessary to begin a career in screen sound, both as a location sound recordist and post-production sound designer. But equally importantly, you will gain an understanding of how a film’s narrative relies on the precise partnership between image and sound.

Within this MA programme you’ll expand your existing knowledge of sound. Through recording and design you’ll investigate what it means to listen with awareness and to translate that experience to your audience. And you’ll study how sound is created, how you can manipulate its form, whether it’s natural, synthesised, digitised or analogue, and how to work with sound as a storytelling medium.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time

Module Details:

Compulsory modules

  • Sound Recording, Post-Production and Design: Specialist Skills 30 credits
  • Contemporary Screen Narratives in Practice and Theory 15 credits

Screen School options

  • Social Activist Film 15 credits
  • Adaptation and Script Editing 30 credits
  • Archaeology of the Moving Image 15 credits
  • Camera Fundamentals 15 credits
  • Experimental Media 30 credits or 15 credits
  • Filmmakers Make Theory 15 credits
  • Film Producing Fundamentals 15 credits
  • Representing Reality 15 credits
  • Sound Design Fundamentals 15 credits
  • The Ascent of the Image 15 credits
  • Visual Storytelling 30 credits
  • Doctor Holby: Writing for Existing Continuing TV Drama Series 15 credits
  • Media Law and Ethics 15 credits
  • Practical Law for Film-makers 15 credits

Student Destinations

The programme is a gateway to any career that involves sound, particularly those that concentrate on narrative storytelling. Our graduates go on to work in a range of fields from film, theatre, radio, and web design, to advertising, documentary, and animation.

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £12440 International - full-time: £23860

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject as well as a level of practical experience from work in the arts or the media.

Experience working with sound and image and proficiency with Pro Tools (equivalent to Pro Tools 101) is recommended.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Because funding deadlines and requirements vary around the world, applications are considered on a rolling basis and places on the programme fill up across the recruitment cycle. For this reason, we strongly advise you to submit your completed application as early as you can.

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