The B.Des in Sound for the Moving Image is a two-year Degree programme, which welcomes students with an HND in a relevant subject area, or relevant experience. This programme recognises the importance of sound and moving image as part of the creative cultural and commercial landscapes, and the increase in audio-visual content production for an increasingly diverse and divergent audience through multiple platforms – from installations and film through to computer and video games.
The students showcasing here are from a diverse range of backgrounds, including touring musicians, dance club artists, facilitators of underground radio plays and documentary makers. The attribute they share in common is a deep fascination for capturing and designing sounds. The students have wholeheartedly embraced The Glasgow School of Art studio ethos, generously sharing their work as a class, sensitively communicating their distinct rationales. You may be surprised by the way the sound will seem to move around your head when listening to “binaural mixes” – thankfully the innovative spatial audio works can be experienced on headphones too.
Please enjoy this intriguing, challenging and profoundly emotive selection of works: generative music; familial bonds; inner city subculture; sonifying Kafka; simulating dyspraxia; soundtracking diaspora documentary; personal songs about lockdown; and sonic rollercoasters of emotion.