Music Technology, Sonic Arts and Composition, Ph. D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11200
    Tuition (Year)
    4500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

At Anglia Ruskin, you’ll find staff members who are particularly active in the following areas:

  • music composition (instrumental and electronic)
  • algorithmic composition (involving both hardware and software development)
  • live, real-time notation and its role in algorithmic composition, performance and improvisation
  • live, technology-mediated interaction in performance and improvisation and the notion of liveness in interaction
  • human computer interaction in music, in particular the role of movement, gesture and interaction from live performer
  • interaction between these elements and live capture of performed audio and its influence on live notation, performance and improvisation.

The interdisciplinary nature of our research creates a rich and stimulating environment for staff and students. You’ll benefit from a variety of research-oriented events, including our Faculty and Departmental research seminar series, performance events and international conferences.

We enjoy links with the wider community, including local arts venues like The Junction, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and Kettle's Yard; the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH); and various NHS health providers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, in areas like writing up a paper for publication; placing an academic article; giving a conference paper; the doctoral writing style; updates on research methods and literature searches; internet training; editing skills for doctoral research; subsequent monograph publication; and dealing with festivals, agents, and publishers. You might also be able to take on teaching responsibilities in the department, or organise research events like seminars and conferences.

In conjunction with the University’s research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Lecturers

Our staff are recognised as experts in their fields and have produced a number of influential books, journal articles, edited collections, compositions, recordings and creative artefacts.

Dr Jon Banks, BA, MA, DPhil (Lecturer): world music and ethnomusicology; music of the Middle East; temperament and tuning systems; music and science; historical music.

Dr Tom Hall, BA, MA, DPhil (Senior Lecturer): electronic and algorithmic music; computer-aided composition; pitch-class approaches to post-tonal tonality; the music of Morton Feldman; immersive sound art and Hörspiel.

Dr Richard Hoadley, BA, PhD (Senior Lecturer): algorithmic composition; the human computer interface and development.

Paul Jackson, BA, MA, PGCE (Principal Lecturer): the music of Percy Grainger; modernist music; contemporary music theatre; music performance studies.

Dr Paul Rhys, BA, Dip, PhD (Senior Lecturer): composition; microtonality; nineteen-note equal temperament; live performance with computers.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area.

PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11200 International
  • GBP 4500 EU/EEA
UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year)

£4,500

UK & EU 2016/17 Continuing MPhilPhD (part time)

£2,650

International students, 2016/2017 (MPhil/Phd, per year, full time)

£11,200

PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Initial registration)

£1,000

PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Full registration)

£3,200

Writing up, 2016/17 (UK & EU students)

£1,300

Writing up, 2016/17 (International students)

£1,300

UK, EU & International 2016/17 Bench fee ranges from 1000 to 7000

£1,000

Funding

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