Research courses

We are a respected authority on sound technology, musicology, composition and media, supported by strong partnerships with industry leaders in entertainment, audio technology and recording.

What we are researching

Digital media arts

  • Emerging media
  • Practice research
  • Creative production
  • Art, science and technology interactions
  • Virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality
  • New immersive experiences
  • Visualisation and serious games
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Virtual cinematography
  • Spectatorship, participation and play
  • Interactive cinema
  • Digital poetry
  • Narrative and character portrayal in video games and interactive media
  • Acting and performance for animation, games and film
  • Embodied media
  • Digital aesthetics
  • Post-narrative theory
  • Media psychology
  • Generativity

Music

  • Analysis
  • 20th-century concert music, including Bartok, Stravinsky, Mahler, Elgar and Britten
  • Popular musics, particularly rock, jazz, electronic dance music
  • Aesthetics of sound and music
  • Contemporary music and its composition and performance
  • Critical musicology
  • Music for screen
  • Folk music studies
  • Composition
  • Psychoacoustic engineering
  • Acoustic-perception modelling
  • Performance studies and techniques
  • Improvisation
  • Acoustics
  • Digital signal processing
  • Psychoacoustics (theoretical and experimental)
  • Statistical analysis and user-interface design
  • Spatial audio: perception and reproduction

Studentships

Techne studentship 2021

Funding information:
This competition funded studentship is available to UK and European students only. Studentships are awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal.For UK students: Full fee waiver and stipend at UKRI rates (currently £15,009).For EU students: Full fee waiver only.

Facilities and equipment

We have world-class facilities and equipment including three studios, edit rooms, practice rooms and a TV studio.

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