CRiSAP emerged, as a research centre, from the practice based and theoretical concerns of the course teams in the Sound Arts and Design department at LCC. Our research has retained this strong connection with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. We view teaching  as an important aspect in the development in our research and are excited to be able to share our concerns with students and early career researchers. 

PhD Study

We welcome applications for theoretical and practice-based PhDs in any areas of sound arts, for either full-time or part-time study.

We aim to be available for informal discussion with prospective applicants in advance of a formal application.

To find out more about our research areas, please see our research themes and projects. To find supervisor, please see our staff profiles.

The application process is managed by UAL's Research Degrees team,  information can be found on the research degrees web pages or please contact them directly on

Visiting Practitioner Lectures

Weekly talks at the college / delivered online exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Read more about the lecture series.

Image of sounds from Tate Modern, by PhD student John Kannenberg

Current PhD students

Julie Groves: Physical Composition - Investigating the notion of the “physical” as a compositional tool by defining the term and its use through creative practice.

Victoria Karlsson: Inner Sound - investigates ideas of ‘inner’ sounds, sounds in our thoughts, sounds we ‘hear’ in our mind and how they affect our experience of physical ‘real’ sounds.

Sunil Chandy: Pluralising Hearings through Sound Art: Diversifying the reception and response to voiced readings of Christian scripture.

Irene Revell: Performing ‘Womens Work’: what constitutes a feminist performance score and how does it extend our understandings of contemporary art practices?


Kate Carr: Using sound to re-imagine sites of contestation

Laura P. Garcia: Curating Sound Art: Defining new strategies for the public exhibition of sound art.

Guido Tattoni: The language of sound: real-time translation of dance into music.

Fari Bradley: New Ears for New Noise – How Might Sound Art Interrogate Signal Density in Smart Cities as Pollution?

Syma Tariq: Listening across history: Partition, coloniality and the oral archive

Katherine MacBride: Empathic Listening/Radical Listening: learning from feminist and decolonial contemporary arts practices through artistic research.

See completed PhD students and projects here

Undergraduate Study

BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design at LCC centres around the creative use of sound, both as an independent and supportive medium. Led by internationally recognised sound artists, composers and writers, students will gain technical, creative and theoretical knowledge in sound arts and develop specialist skills while building a portfolio of sound-related projects.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design on the LCC website.


Postgraduate Study

Intensive and specialised, MA Sound Arts at LCC gives students the chance to develop a conceptual and contextual understanding of sound arts in practice and in theory, while developing an individual approach and building a distinctive portfolio.

Find out more about MA Sound Arts on the LCC website and join students on their social media channels for news and updates: MA Sound Arts TwitterMA Sound Arts Facebook & MA Sound Arts Tumblr.

CRiSAP members and students are involved with special projects and formal teaching on all LCC sound arts courses.


Images: John Kannenberg, Antonio Quiroga Waldthaler and David Bloor