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Digital Music and Sound Arts (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Brighton, United Kingdom
We encourage you to fully explore your creativity on this practice-based course focusing on experimentation and innovation. Digital Music and Sound Arts (Hons) is offered by University of Brighton.
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It provides an excellent foundation for careers in musical composition and sound design for film, TV and video, the games industry, radio, theatre and performing arts, interactive and new media, and sound arts for galleries and public spaces. Digital Music and Sound Arts (Hons) is offered by University of Brighton.

The course places you at the forefront of modern practice in the sound and music world, an environment where technologies are constantly evolving. You will be encouraged to engage creatively and critically with the way sound and music is represented in current media and artwork, in the heart of a city renowned for its arts and cultural scene.


Many of our graduates run their own studios or production companies, or become freelancers in music publishing, with record companies or film production.

Graduates have gone on to work for organisations including the BBC, Pinewood Film Studios, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Tate Modern, Warp Records, West-German Radio and the Olympics. Others choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practice: Introduction to Sound
  • Practice: Sound as Material – Perception and Experimentation
  • Practice: Sound Organisation
  • Practice: Creative Audio Systems
  • Historical and Critical Studies: Programme Profile Introduction
  • Historical and Critical Studies: Experimental Sound and Music in Contemporary Culture

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A-levels or BTEC

Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBC–CCC (112–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–DMM. You will be considered if your predicted grades fall within this range, but any offer will be made based on assessment of portfolio and interview.

International Baccalaureate

28 points.

Access to HE Diploma

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

At least English and maths.

Foundation degree/HNDMay enable you to start the course in year 2 or year 3, subject to a review of your experience and portfolio. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14604 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14604 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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