M.A./M.Sc. in Digital Performance (Queen Mary, University of London)

May 26, 2006 at 11:38am

M.A./M.Sc. in Digital Performance (Queen Mary, University of London)

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M.A./M.Sc. in Digital Performance:
Environment – Engagement – Experience.

Queen Mary, University of London

Applications are invited for a new cross-disciplinary M.A./M.Sc. in Digital Performance situated at the interface between Technology, social science and the arts. This course aims to develop technically literate artists and artistically literate technologists by bringing both together in shared fields of intellectual and practical enquiry. Students with good degrees
(2.1 or better) in any arts, engineering or social science subject are encouraged to apply. You will graduate with either an M.A. or an M.Sc. depending on the pathway taken through a range of interdisciplinary courses.
Two bursaries of ?1,500 are available for outstanding applicants – one for each degree path.

The programme explores ways in which technology alters the potential of human action, interaction and performance, from computer games, to stage design, to funerals. A core intellectual concern is the nature of human engagement in all its forms and the configuration of digital media as a means of enriching it. We explore theories of communication and mutual
engagement from performance studies, psychology and sociology and their application to the analysis of interaction in diverse contexts -from virtual chat rooms to nightclubs. The curriculum also takes advantage of London’s unrivalled position as the leading international centre for live performance and the opportunities it offers to experience, critique and create a range of events.

Core courses include:
Design for Human Interaction
Performance Theory
Interaction Design
Group Performance Project
Live Performance
Extended Research Project

With available options including:
Multimedia Systems
Computer Vision and Neural Networks
Performance Research
Computing for the Web
Contemporary Performance

The degree, offered in collaboration with EA Games and Microsoft, will produce creative and technically literate graduates able to apply themselves within a range of creative industries from digital performance art to computer games design and interactive multimedia systems development.

For further information and for applications please contact:
Carla Benjamin
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5227
email: carla@dcs.qmul.ac.uk

More details can be found online at:

http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/msc/programmes.html

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