York hosts a large community of professionally active musicians, engineers with specialist skills in music technology and graduate students. The Music Research Centre is dedicated to providing specialist studio, performance and research facilities, and regularly hosts national and international conferences and music performances. We are actively looking for new researchers and masters graduate students who want to the push boundaries of their discipline, be it composition, engineering or their own unique hybrid of arts and technologies.
The team who teach this course actively work with many professional sound artists, composers, performers and professional organisations.
Further details of the new Masters, Diploma and Certificate in Music Technology can be found at: http://www.music.york.ac.uk/mrc/ma_mustech.html
Music Technology at York is a highly popular and over-subscribed course. The following section is aimed at those applying for the taught course but is recommended reading for all candidates. Please assist the selection panel by providing details about yourself that are as clear as possible. This page will help you design an appropriate statement of interest.
|1999-2002||DSP Design at the ABC corporation||Section Leader|
|Description:||I headed-up a team of 5 software engineers who designed a 3D sound spatialisation system. My role was organisational only.|
|Outcome:||The DSP code was used by XYZ Games, Germany for their new release.|
|Description:||I created a sound-scape piece using processed sounds, and synthetic timbres.|
|Outcome:||The soundscape was performed at the Steinhousemur Multimedia Festival, Scotland 2002.|
Note how the project examples above give the dates, and a full and accurate description of your own contribution. For music compositions or recordings, please state the outcome (i.e, was your track published or broadcast? If not, put ‘private performance ’’)
Department of Music
University of York
York Y01 5DD
Tel: (01904) 43 2446
Fax: (01904) 43 2450 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We sometimes offer interesting and potentially capable candidates a Diploma Registration with the chance to upgrade if we are not able to interview you in person, or gain enough information from your application pack.
All diploma candidates at York are given the opportunity to upgrade to full MA registration, subject to satisfactory completion of course units. Upgrading normally happens in March during your study year. The course length will change from 9 months to 12 after this. If you have been upgraded, you will leave York with a MA degree.
Diploma candidates follow exactly the same course as the MA students up until the final project. Diploma projects are designed for speedy completion: MA projects will need considerable research to accomplish successfully.
If you need to spend a shorter time with us, then you can register directly for a Diploma.
Not always: candidates applying from overseas are not normally required to attend an interview in the UK. A thorough personal statement (see above), and evidence of your previous work are required by all candidates. Supply as much material for consideration as possible. We reserve the right to ask any candidate for interview, or to ask that you arrange a video-conferencing session.
Applications without supporting evidence of any previous work in Music Technology will normally be rejected.
Details are subject to continuous review and may change without notice. All items on the Music Technology Group Web pages are copyright, either of the Group, or of the individuals concerned. Please seek our permission before using any of the text, images or sounds contained herein.
All course or other enquires should go to one of the two Departmental contact addresses given above.
This page is administered by Dave Malham. and was last updated on the 1st of April, 2009.