8 avril 2015
Music blog

MMus in Sonic Arts at the University of Aberdeen

There is still time for submitting your application for the MMus in Sonic Arts at the University of Aberdeen. It is a one-year full-time (or two-year in part-time) taught programme that prepares students for careers in creative industries and artistic, commercial and academic research where creative approaches to sound are in demand.The programme offers not only a comprehensive overview of sonic arts from historical and theoretical viewpoints, but also hands-on, practical and skills-based core courses that can help students design and realise original sound projects throughout the programme and build a strong portfolio as a sound artist. For our MMus in Sonic Arts encourages students to engage in a broader spectrum of compositional/artistic practice.
Based on such a principle, we provide our MMus students with a wide variety of opportunities outside the coursework, including:
– sound festival (http://www.sound-scotland.co.uk/), the largest contemporary music festival in NE Scotland in October-November;
– sonADA (https://www.facebook.com/sonADAMusic), a new experimental/electronic music festival in April;
– Rediscoveries Series, electroacoustic concert series by the University of Aberdeen
Also we have a research group called SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group) of which any MMus and PhD students in EA/experimental composition/performance can become a member. Visit its site for more information. SERG is a very active research group, having realised many interesting projects over the recent years. Look here: www.serg-aberdeen.net


As a member of SERG, you’d not only participate in Rediscoveries Series, but more importantly you will benefit from its monthly SERG SAW (Sonic Arts Workshop) meetings, which attract not only students and staff from the music department, but also students from Computer Science and Film and Visual Culture, etc. as well as those who are outside the university working as sound artists and performers. We explore various topics that are pertinent to the coursework, and sometimes those that are extensive, bringing expertise and interest of all SERG members.


If you have any more questions regarding our Sonic Arts programme or submitting your application form, please contact Suk-Jun Kim, programme coordinator (s.kim@abdn.ac.uk).