MA Moving Image and Sound
The media industries are driven by high energy creative thinking and the potential of evolving technologies. The course is responsive to these industry expectations and will equip students with the professional, practical and conceptual skills to engage in a range of employment possibilities.
MA Moving Image and Sound is delivered through an experienced academic and technical staff team to support those looking to expand their professional skills and technical abilities, as well as gaining confidence in contributing to current practice through innovation in concept and approach. Depending on your chosen specialism the course will support you in engaging with audio-visual production, motion graphics, sound, traditional and CGI 2D and 3D animation, character and asset development for games, scripting and narrative, and skills in pre- and post-production work.
The course will focus on developing knowledge and awareness of topical debates in contemporary moving image and sound, to encourage you to advance your own practice while responding to new ideas and to challenge assumptions. The curriculum also addresses key theoretical perspectives and students will undertake comprehensive technical workshops in all areas of sound and moving image work.
As a practice-based degree the course also creates collaborative learning opportunities that reflect working practice within the industry, and it will help you acquire confidence and skills in teamwork, project management and engagement with commercial practitioners. Applicants should have previous experience of working with moving image and sound either through previous study, industry experience or through the development of personal projects.
The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons)/BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study.
Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.
The majority of applicants to courses at NUCA will be invited to attend an interview. This provides an invaluable chance to meet face-to-face and is the major factor in determining the success of your submission. The interview is an opportunity to assess your work and the suitability of your application and also provides you with a chance to assess NUCA's staff, campus and facilities and ask questions. The key focus of your application process is on your portfolio. Some courses may require additional entry requirements or passes in specific subjects.
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