[dance-tech] MA in Digital Performance at Brunel University

  • From: "Johannes Birringer" <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 16:25:48 +0100

A n n o u n c e m e n t  

MA in Digital Performance

School of Arts
Brunel University
West London, UK

Course Convener: Gretchen Schiller & Johannes Birringer

This is a distinctive and unique interdisciplinary program focused on industry 
graduate needs and multimedia performance/design skills, and involves 
collaboration between the School of Arts and the School of Engineering and 
Design. It centers on the integration of creative arts and performance with 
science and technology to develop students'  and returning professional 
artists' skills to advanced levels and to equip them with the expertise to 
contribute to, as well as respond to, the rapidly changing requirements of the 
creative, broadcast and communication industries. Drawing on significant 
academic, creative and technological strengths from both Schools, the program's 
high degree of currency and interdisciplinarity, as well as its emphasis on 
employability, will be highly attractive to students. The teaching team 
includes: Steve Dixon, Johannes Birringer, Stelarc, Sue Broadhurst, Gretchen 
Schiller, Paul Verity Smith, Helen Paris, and Kjell Petersen.

The program is designed to educate and train multi-skilled artist-technicians, 
enabling them to adapt their techniques to different art, performance, 
entertainment and media forms. A clear skill gap has been identified within the 
theatre, broadcast and communication industries (as well as in the art gallery 
sector) for expert and creative technicians who are not only able to realize 
directors/artists' ambitions for highly technological films and broadcasts, 
theatre/dance performances, interactive performances, animations, music 
compositions, and installations, but also to pro-actively collaborate and 
artistically contribute to them. 
Graduates will also be initiators and producers of their own original work 
across a range of electronic arts and performance, as well as participating in 
the development of new modes of cultural and artistic practices. The program 
incorporates development of business, production and entrepreneurial skills, 
recognizing the demands for multi-skilled and
collaborative approaches in the industry.

Email  gretchen.schiller@xxxxxxxxxxxx   for course information
Email  donna.white@xxxxxxxxxxxx   for applications

Tel +44(0)1895 267214

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

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