[dance-tech] Re: Brunel University launches new MA Digital Performance

  • From: "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 21:23:00 +0100

Reminder / please distribute::

MA in Digital Performance

A School of Arts postgraduate taught programme in collaboration with the School 
of Engineering and Design

School of Arts, Brunel University
West London

Course Conveners: Gretchen Schiller & Johannes Birringer

This new MA programme, starting in AUTUMN 2006,  integrates the creative 
performing arts with digital technologies. It invites students from theatre, 
performance and dance, as well as those from a music, visual arts or computing 
technology background to develop high level skills in the emerging and 
important field of Digital Performance. Students will develop the expertise to 
contribute to, as well as respond to, the rapidly changing performing arts and 
creative industries. It draws on the significant academic, creative and 
technological strengths from the School of Arts and the School of Engineering 
and Design, and has an emphasis on currency, interdisciplinarity and 

The MA provides in-depth practical and theoretical exploration of the field, 
led by an international team of leading practitioners and theorists at Brunel 
including Johannes Birringer, Steve Dixon, Stelarc, Sue Broadhurst, Barry 
Edwards, Helen Paris, Kjell Petersen, Gretchen Schiller and Paul Verity Smith. 
Interest in this emergent area has grown steadily both in terms of audiences 
for new digital performance works, and in the academic study of its developing 
forms and genres, where Brunel is at the forefront. The programme is highly 
innovative and situates itself in the emergent fields of practices and 
industries contributing to the development of new techniques, genres and modes 
of performance creation, design and construction. 

Graduates from the programme will be expert researchers and analysers of the 
field, and skilled initiators and producers of their own original work. 
Cross-media integration and the development of a range of creative, performance 
and technological skills is emphasised, and the programme involves practical 
and theoretical investigation of areas including multimedia 
theatre/dance/performance art, specialist performance software, wearable 
design, sensor/actuator technologies and motion capture, reactive and sensitive 
environments, and networked, socio-performative and virtual environments. 

Two years, part-time
One year, full-time 

You should have a good honours degree or relevant professional experience.

Applications from mature and international students welcomed.

Email Gretchen.Schiller@xxxxxxxxxxxx for course information
+44 (0)1895 265548

Email donna.white@xxxxxxxxxxxx for applications

Tel +44(0)1895 267214

Web http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg <http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg>

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