Graduate Attributes

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Graduates of the MSc Sound Design will have developed skills and abilities in:

Research and Enquiry

Graduates will be able to:

  • Research, analyse and creatively respond to design problems that require the assimilation of information from a wide variety of sources, utilising the expertise of related professionals;
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of how knowledge is advanced through research to produce clear, logically argued and original written work relating to various aspects of sound design;
  • Show skill in researching and critically assessing sound as a cultural phenomenon;
  • Develop an ability to develop creative sound design strategies informed by the needs of other media or collaborators;

Personal and Intellectual Autonomy

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ways that industry standards and adherence to specifications in project briefs do not┬ánecessarily┬árestrict creative processes;
  • Collaborate effectively when working in a team, displaying an understanding of interdisciplinary roles and responsibilities;
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills, professional judgment, and ability to take the initiative and make appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances;
  • Be proficient in sound design techniques for problem solving;
  • Show a development of research skills based on scenario based learning;
  • Dispay a facility in effective information gathering across diverse discipline fields;
  • Demonstrate experience to contribute and co-operate effectively in complex and multidisciplinary working environments.

Communication

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues in making complex and often contradictory aspects of sound design comprehensible and accessible to non-experts;
  • Communicate effectively with others using appropriate techniques;
  • Communicate the rationale of a design proposal through oral presentation and demonstration or performance in the context of design practice;
  • Communicate effectively with fellow consultants and professionals in an interdisciplinary, collaborative context.

Personal Effectiveness

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills, judgment, and ability to take the initiative and make appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances;
  • Understand the transdisciplinary nature of working within a contemporary understanding of sound design;
  • Work in an interdisciplinary environment and collaborate with others, working effectively when required as a group leader, design team member and autonomously as an individual.
  • Collaborate effectively when working in a team, displaying an understanding of interdisciplinary roles and responsibilities;
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify individual learning needs and have an appreciation of the rapid development of the field and its implications for continuous professional development.