601–800 th
World University Rankings 2021
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, United Kingdom

Sonic Arts and Composition - University of Huddersfield

**Do you enjoy creating your own music? We’ll give you the chance to develop your skills in acoustic and computer-based composition, as well as in production and orchestration. We take a broad view of sonic arts, encompassing everything from how to use the studio as a creative tool and working with computers to manipulate sound, to writing for specific instruments.** The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding from which you could develop a career in composition, sound, sonic arts, or many other exciting creative routes. - QS World University Subject Rankings 2019 (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/performing-arts) ranked the University of Huddersfield 25th in the world for 'Performing Arts' - You will have the opportunity to work with commercially successful tutors and internationally recognised researchers who can help you build on your production talents - You will study in state-of-the-art professional standard facilities. You’ll have plenty of recording and composition studio space to use if you need it. And we make sure to keep upgrading the equipment, so we’re always up-to-date with the industries you want to go into - The course is accredited by JAMES (https://www.jamesonline.org.uk/) - You'll be able to explore the latest new music in the annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (https://hcmf.co.uk/) and get up-close and experience contemporary music in action at the Electric Spring Festival (http://www.electricspring.co.uk/) - The course offers an optional placement year to help give you the edge in your chosen career If you're successful in applying to Sonic Arts and Composition, you’ll be joining a large community of music and music technology students, including aspiring classical, jazz and pop musicians, recording engineers, programmers, audio electronic experts and interface designers - there’s always lots of creativity and experimentation going on. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses and workshops given by distinguished visiting performers from the worlds of sound and vision. Recently we have hosted the Bozzini String Quartet (Canada), Juliet Frazer (soprano), the Quasar Saxophone Quartet from Canada, Garth Knox (viola), international electronic musician and DJ Richie Hawtin (Plastikman), documentary film composer Ray Russell, Finland-based violinist Mieko Kanno, and Distractfold ensemble.