SOUND FOR GAMES & APPS

3 YEAR BA (HONS) DEGREE

Currently accepting applications for September 2017

COURSE LOCATION: BRISTOL

Course Code: B5M7

Institution Code: P63

A cutting edge course focused on dynamic, nonlinear and adaptive audio technologies to create music and sound design work for console, mobile and online games and apps


COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is for anyone determined to break into sound in the games industry and will give you the skills you need to work in sound design, audio post-production, audio implementation, audio management and beyond. You will be given an initial grounding in techniques and technologies associated with sound design for games and apps as well as being introduced to the emerging models of audio development within the rapidly expanding games industry.

You will then move on to study sound design, sound implementation and audio programming in greater detail. The teaching programme also comprises theory and practice in areas including creation of surround sound and composing music scores for games. Additionally, you will learn the structural importance of sound in games and apps.

+ YEAR 1

  • Sound, Image, Theories & Philosophies
  • Middleware Audio Integration 1
  • Music Composition and Scoring
  • Audio Assets: Acquisition and Management
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Sound Design for Games & Apps

+ YEAR 2

  • Creative Coding
  • Immersive Sound
  • Studio Techniques
  • Procedural Audio
  • Middleware Audio Integration 2
  • The Creative Practitioner

+ YEAR 3

  • Psychology of Sound
  • Innovation in Sound Practice
  • Honours Project
  • Research Methods
  • Portfolio Production

AMAZING FACILITIES

Based at our brand new media facility in the heart of Bristol, boasting 10 fully equipped studios, Live room, Foley studio, Surround Sound suite and a Lecture Theatre with HD Projector, 5:1 Genelec Surround Sound and PS4.  Whether it’s our classic mixing desks, the very latest software plug-ins or our mountain of hardware, you are guaranteed to get your hands on practical experience on the very best industry standard gear.

You can book a tour of our campuses here.

REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

Throughout the course, there are multiple opportunities for you to gain real world experience.

Students have the opportunity to link with various production companies in Bristol and students are involved with actual projects being carried out in the area.

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

You will learn from tutors who are actively working in the industry: producers, composers, sound designers and musicians.

The course also benefits from our extensive guest lecture programme, meeting leading industry professionals ranging from respected producers, specialist technical staff from world-class audio companies to record label and game audio specialists.


WHERE CAN I STUDY THIS COURSE?


HOW TO APPLY

Formal applications for this course are made through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature and EU students.  For advice on the application process or for more course details contact us here

Alternatively you can start your initial application by hitting the button below, fill in your details and a member of our admissions team will be in touch.


+ CAREER POTENTIAL

Gaming is a $50billion industry and is growing fast. There are numerous points of entry including roles like:

  • Sound Designer
  • Composer for games
  • Interactive Developer
  • Audio Programmer
  • Sound Library Producer
  • Audio Consultant

There are also a vast range of other music/audio production roles that graduates of this course would be very suitable for.

+ ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UCAS Points: 112 Points from:

  • A-levels
  • Level 3 Diplomas
  • Or an equivelent qualification
  • If applying from outside the UK please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications.

Check this UCAS Point Calculator to see how many points you have.

If you do not hold the minimum entry requirements but can demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation you will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us for further details. If you do not have any UCAS points, check out our ACCESS TO HE Diploma.

UK Applicants must have GCSE English Language at C or above, or an equivalent qualfication such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language must have:

IELTS, minimum of 6.0 in each category (within the last 2 years) or an equivalent qualification.

+ COURSE FEES & STUDENT FINANCE

The tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic year:

UK and EU full-time fees: £9,000 per year

Students on this course are also official students of the University of St Mark & St John, our validating university, and can apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your course. There are also loans available to help you cover living costs too.

We understand that figuring out student finance can be a bit of a daunting prospect but we are here to help! If you get stuck or just want some friendly advice give us a call on 0333 344 2243.

Alternatively, visit gov.uk/student-finance for some further information.


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