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Sonic Arts and Composition

The University of Huddersfield

UCAS Course code A459


We’ll give you the chance to develop your skills in acoustic and computer-based composition, as well as production and orchestration. We take a broad view, studying everything from using the studio as a creative tool and computer to manipulate sound to writing for specific instruments. It could give you a great grounding to go onto a career in composition, sound, sonic arts or many other exciting creative routes.

You’ll be able to use our professionally equipped studios, and take your pick from lots of recording and composition studio space. Rest assured, we update our equipment regularly too, so you’re kept up to date with the industry. You’ll be joining a large community of music and music technology students. There’s always lots of creativity and experimentation going on, and you’ll be studying alongside aspiring classical and pop musicians, recording engineers, programmers, audio electronic experts and interface designers.

Every year we also get involved with the world-famous annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and label-defying Electric Spring Festival, so you can experience contemporary music in action.

During your studies you might be able to meet and work with leading performers to help realise your compositions. In previous years we have hosted the Bozzini String Quartet (Canada), Juliet Frazer (soprano, UK), the Quasar Saxophone Quartet (Canada) Garth Knox (Viola, UK), Mieko Kanno (Violin, UK), and Distractfold (Ensemble, UK).

Award: BMus
Professional Qualification
3 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

Application through UCAS.

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Times HE UK: 64

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