23 novembre 2015
Music blog

Postgraduate opportunities at the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre – De Montfort University

As it is the annual scholarship preparation season, I would like to let you know of the following options available at the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTI) at De Montfort University. This centre has possibly the largest number of electroacoustic composers and scholars in one higher education department nationally if not across Europe or further afield.

De Montfort offers a full season of concerts, seminars, symposia as well as national and international conferences and festival. It has excellent studio and performance facilities and a range of international exchange partners including prestigious universities, conservatoires and cultural organisations from Argentina to China including many top conservatoires and universities in Europe. Examples include the GRM, ZKM, Royal College of Music (KMH Stockholm), Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Berlin, Sorbonne, University of Montreal and many more.

Our research students focus mainly on the following areas: electroacoustic music composition/sonic arts + electroacoustic music studies. Within this framework, students have worked in areas including multimedia, dirty electronics, interactivity, sound art, community arts/education and much more. Working with our staff members, students can prepare their proposals for one of the following scholarship options:

Midlands Three Cities (M3C) Doctoral Training Programme – Arts and Humanities Research Council
This programme involves the opportunity for students to study at De Montfort and work with supervisors in the music area at Birmingham University, Birmingham Conservatoire and Nottingham University.
It is open to students based in the EU – please see: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/midlands3cities-dtp/m3c.aspx

There are also PhD and MA (Research) DMU bursaries (full scholarships and fees only, the Masters pending approval) that are submitted by students with their supervisors.
Deadlines for most programmes are in early January; therefore, communication with us in the coming weeks would be essential for people commencing in autumn 2016.

For more information regarding these scholarships and studying at the MTI, please contact:
Prof. Leigh Landy, MTI Director and head of postgraduate students llandy@dmu.ac.uk

For information regarding postgraduate study at DMU in general:
researchstudents@dmu.ac.uk & http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/graduate-school/graduate-school.aspx