Martin Parker

MSc Sound Design

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I am programme director of the MSc Sound Design at the University of Edinburgh. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to find out more information about the course.

The course lasts 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.

The course handbook is available at the following link:

Schedule and Courses

Semester 1
Sound Design Media
Sound tools, sound libraries, audio editing and basic sound sync
Sonic Structures
Industrial Sound Design, Max MSP programming and prototype design
Media and Culture
Design and cultural theory

Semester 2
Interactive Sound Environments
Web design, multimedia sound design, interaction design, computer games audio
Sound and Fixed Media
Film sound analysis, sound design for moving image, surround sound
Digital Media Studio Project
Interactive sound design beyond the desktop, sound art and interactive devices

Final Project
Collaborative or individual research into a sound design topic of your choice