These courses aim to explore the relationship between music and technology, both in theory and practice. Introductory units examine music information in relation to historical and new technologies, and provide a thorough introduction to research methods appropriate to the field. Later taught units allow specialisation in a wide range of areas, in preparation for a final dissertation or project.
Aims of the course
The focus of an MA by Project is a self-originated substantial body of independent work. The research project may be practice-based, or developed as a thesis. The project may involve the development of design(s), artwork(s), craftwork(s), artifact(s), article(s), musical instrument(s), or research on existing examples of the above, or processes for the production or development of the above, submitted as a body of practical work with accompanying reflective and critical report. Alternately, the research can be written up and submitted as a dissertation. It is undertaken by proposing a project and then carrying it through within a supportive and structured framework.
The course welcomes applications for projects developing designs or exploring aspects of the development of furniture, its production, and market. Other suitable projects include research into aspects of furniture design practice, materials, processes, history or theory.