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

Past and current PhDs:

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

Jono Gilmurray: Ecoacoustics: Ecology and Environmentalism in Contemporary Music and Sound Art

Jennifer Lucy Allan: Fog Tropes: The social and cultural history of the foghorn 1853 to the present day

Louise Marshall: Deep Listening: the Strategic Practice of Contemporary Female Experimental Composers post-1945

Dan Scott: Ways of listening in sound art: How can multiple ways of listening inform contemporary sound art practice?


See all PhD projects.

Sound Arts & Design Courses at London College of Communication

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


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.



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: TwitterFacebook & Tumblr.


Images: John Kannenberg, Antonio Quiroga Waldthaler and David Bloor