BA/BSc (Hons) in Music and Sound Design

London South Bank University

Program Description

BA/BSc (Hons) in Music and Sound Design

London South Bank University

Fine tuning

Looking to develop your skills in music and audio production? With this degree, you can take either a technical or a creative direction and graduate with a BA or BSc. You'll be taught how to record, edit and process sound and you’ll apply for your creative work on music production, studio recording and sound design for film and games.

Take full advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities and sound production software (Ableton Live, Avid Pro Tools); analog hardware and mixing consoles (Solid State Logic); immersive audio environments (Dolby Atmos, VR Ambisonic Audio); and our interactive audio for games and experimental performance (Unity, Max).

Why study Music and Sound Design at LSBU?

  • Specialist staff with great industry contacts.

  • Work collaboratively with industry partners and related LSBU creative courses.

  • Our multi-million-pound Elephant Studios with facilities including Sound Studio and kit room for you to hire industry-standard equipment.

  • Flexible routes allow specialization: Take the BA (Hons) route for a creative sound design or BSc (Hons) for specialization in technical development BSc.


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 3 years September Southwark Campus


This course prepares you to become a flexible specialist within the dynamic environment of the creative industries. You’ll graduate with an industry-relevant portfolio of work that highlights your expertise, providing you with a competitive advantage in the world of work.

You’ll cover field recording, sound synthesis, sampling and sequencing, game and film sound design.

Your practical work will be supported by a team of Technical Demonstrators and you’ll have access to sound recording equipment, editing suites, voice-over booths, and dedicated audio teaching rooms. Read more about our cutting-edge facilities.

Methods of assessment for course overall: 100% coursework.

Year 1

  • Field recording
  • Sound synthesis
  • Sample and sequence
  • The Creative Industries
  • Sound to picture
  • Sound in context

Year 2

  • Game sound design
  • Music, image and text
  • Sound on film
  • Studio production
  • Collaborative practices
  • Researching sound design

Year 3

  • Professional Practice: Sound and Music
  • Research project
  • Sound and music major project


Sound Studio

The Sound Studio features a control and live room, ideal for post-production work, mixing and recording small bands. Both rooms are acoustically treated and isolated.

Film Studio and Soundstage

The Film Studio is a double-height room with a lighting grid, DMX lighting control, green screen backdrop, air conditioning, green room (for make-up and wardrobe) and sound isolation for use as a soundstage.

Mac Lab

The Elephant Studios at LSBU Mac Lab is fitted with Quad-Core and Dual GPU MacPros, available for digital media workshops and unsupervised student work.

Teaching and learning

Your Lecturers are leading practitioners in their fields, so everything we do is industry relevant. Inspiring guest speakers from renowned arts organisations, galleries and production houses will give you further industry insight and build your professional connections.

Your practical work will be supported by a team of Technical Demonstrators and you’ll have access to cutting-edge facilities.

Year Tutor

As an undergraduate Arts and Creative Industries student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.

Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your year tutor at least twice a semester for 30 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional meetings or support by email.

Entry requirements

  • A Level BCC or
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM or
  • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions 36 Merits or
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points.
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs Grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
Full time
9,250 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £13125.
United Kingdom - London, England
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