MSc in Digital Composition and Performance

University of Edinburgh



Students enjoy 24 hour access to facilities. In the main teaching space we aim to run the programme with approximately one dedicated audio computer between two. This is often augmented by students' laptops, connecting to the University's wireless network.


The jewel in our crown is the Reid Studio which boasts an SSL desk, PMC monitoring, and hardware from Manley, Mytek, Vertigo, Schoeps, Neumann, and TC Electronic (including the System 6000 reverb and mastering surround processor). Students also have access to the Electroacoustic Music studios and share resources and a further surround studio with Sound Design.


In addition to a large number of university venues, The School of Arts, Culture and Environment has two world-class performance spaces (Reid and St. Cecilia's Halls) and The Matthew Gallery, a regular venue for new media work in Edinburgh. We run workshops and concerts most often at Inspace but students and staff also arrange concerts in the Atrium of the Graduate School.

Building and Environs

Teaching and project work takes place in the lively environment of ECA's Graduate School in the heart of Edinburgh. MSc students occupy a renovated floor and atrium space in a 19th century building. There is excellent access to library and workshop facilities, as well as all that Edinburgh has to offer, by way of public libraries, museums, performance venues, digital media companies, restaurants, bars and shops.


Edinburgh College of Art | Music Alison House
12 Nicolson Square
Edinburgh EH8 9DF


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