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Studio based study

Studio based courses are offered as modules both at Undergraduate and Master's level. Our modular Music Degree (BMus or BA) is an academic music degree embracing a range of subject areas and disciplines, while our Master's degrees (MA or MMus) allow you to specialise in Electroacoustic Composition and/or Sonic Art. You can also study all aspects of Electroacoustic Composition and Sonic Art (including creative, technological and theoretical areas) for the research degrees of MPhil and PhD.

NOTE: This page only gives details of courses taught in the Electroacoustic Music Studios. If you are interested in details of other courses you should go to the Music Home Page.

MPhil and PhD in Electroacoustic Composition and Sonic Art

We welcome applications from those wishing to undertake research in any of the following areas:

  • Electroacoustic Composition (including acousmatic composition, live instrumental composition involving interactive computer processing, composition with video or multimedia elements, and sonic/multimedia installations)
  • Sonic Art Creative Practice
  • Analysis and transcription of acousmatic music
  • Development of sonic arts technologies and tools (particularly, but not exclusively, using Max/MSP/Jitter)
  • Any aspect of the musicology of Electroacoustic Music, Acousmatic Music or Sonic Art

These degrees allow students to follow their own supervised programme of research in composition and/or musicology in the fields of electroacoustic music, acousmatic music or sonic art. The MPhil extends over two years full time study (four years part-time), and the PhD over three years (six years part-time), although candidates with sufficientprevious experience at Master's level may be allowed to shorten their period of registration.

Assessment is by submission of a portolio of compositions or sonic art projects completed during the period of research, or by a thesis on a topic related to electroacoustic or acousmatic music, or sonic art. Composers may include non-electroacoustic compositions in their portfolio if they wish, and may also optionally submit a dissertation for all or part of their assessment. (This is particularly appropriate for those who wish to support, illustrate or amplify their musicological thinking in the form of a collection of original compositions or sonic artworks.)

for more information about PhD or MPhil courses in electroacoustic music, acousmatic music or sonic art email Professor Andrew Lewis, Studio Director or visit our contacts page

MA or MMus in Electroacoustic Composition
MA or MMus in Sonic Art

Taught Master's courses at Bangor are modular. Students design their own programme of study by selecting from a wide range of postgraduate modules. Modules relevant to studies in Electroacoustic Composition and Sonic Art include

Click here for more information on taught Master's degrees in Music at Bangor

or email Professor Andrew Lewis, Studio Director or visit our contacts page

Undergraduate Degrees (BA and BMus)

Music and Electronic Engineering BA (Joint Honours)

In addition you can study modules in electroacoustic and acousmatic music as part of a Music BA or BMus degree. The following modules are curently offered

Practical Music Technology (Level 1)
Introduction to Max/MSP programming (Level 1)
Max/MSP Programming 2 (Level 2)
Acousmatic Composition (Levels 2 and 3)
Recording Techniques (Levels 2 and 3)
Popular Music Production (Levels 2 and 3) Music Creation Project (Levels 2 and 3)
Music Software Project (Levels 2 and 3)

Click here for more information on undergraduate studies in Music at Bangor or email Professor Andrew Lewis, Studio Directoror visit our contacts page