There are at least two courses in sound art for active professionals (e.g. artists, musicians, sound engineers) that might be of interest this year.
The first is a one-year sound art course (M.A., 60 ECTS), at The Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts in Stockholm. The course is arranged in collaboration with EMS, and will be taught in Swedish. The course info is also in Swedish, but with some help from a well-known free online service, I’ve translated it thus:
The master’s programme in sound art is a multi-disciplinary training aimed at professionals who are interested to deepen and explore sound art. The training focuses on sound installation and you will explore how sound can be used in different rooms and on different types of sites.
The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of methods and processes within the sound art field, and an understanding of the role of sound in contemporary art.
The goal is to help you gain knowledge and understanding of sound installation in public and other rooms, and how to use sound as a tool in various types of artistic production. In parallel with ongoing practical production training, we will discuss artistic courage and the ethical approach to working with sound in public places.
The second is a distance learning course in sound art and sound design (15 ECTS), at The Department of Music and Media at Luleå University of Technology in Piteå in Northern Sweden. Since the course info is in Swedish, I guess the course will be taught in Swedish, too. English translation:
The course is for artists and other interested who want to work with sound creation and sound design. Your individual production work is done continuously during the course and is combined with seminars, workshops, lectures, group work and individual supervision. Current events in the sound field may be treated on the course.
During the course you will meet active practitioners as lecturers and at workshops. You will learn about various tools like Pure Data and Audiomulch, solder piezo-electric microphones, work with field recordings and sound installations interspersed with studies of existing sound/sound design-work, and immerse yourself in your own project to be presented at the end of the course.
Four meetings during autumn 2011 and 2-3 meetings in spring 2012, combined with distance learning at any place.
The application deadline for
both courses is April 15, 2011. The deadline for the course at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts has been extended to May 17, 2011.