School of Arts and Creative Technologies
Today sees the formal launch of the School of Arts and Creative Technologies (ACT), which combines the Department of Music, and the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media.
Posted on 1 August 2022
The School of Arts and Creative Technologies has recorded a strong performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.
Posted on 27 July 2022
Dr Liz Haddon, Dr Mark Hutchinson and Dr Caroline Waddington-Jones have all been published in this open access book.
Posted on 8 July 2022
We’re delighted to have some of the happiest music students in the Russell Group.
Dr Pete Dale is the Principal Investigator at the CUMIN research network
Posted on 20 June 2022
Drama, Dance and Cinematics at York ranked 3rd in the UK.
Posted on 15 June 2022
Hang Li, Xin Liu, Mengyao Zhao and Xinpei Zheng will be presenting their research at the conference at the University of Sheffield on 21 June 2022.
Posted on 10 June 2022
Thomas Simaku has been awarded the 2022-23 Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition at the Ithaca College in New York
2022 sees the two-hundredth anniversary of William Herschel, a profoundly significant figure in the field of astronomy, but one who made his early living as a musician - as an oboist, violinist, harpsichordist, organist, composer and impresario.
Posted on 31 May 2022
Applications are now open for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions within the Music Department for the 2022/23 academic year.
Posted on 3 May 2022
Performed by internationally renowned musicians, Thomas Simaku’s music is featured in the Moderne Muziek Nijmegen Festival in Holland on 20th March 2022.
Posted on 7 March 2022
We are delighted to announce that Christopher Fox has become an Honorary Professor of the Department of Music at the University of York.
The TFTI community are deeply saddened by the news of one of the department’s most ardent supporters, Ken Dixon.
Posted on 21 February 2022
Internationally renowned Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson has made a video recording in Sweden of Thomas Simaku’s Soliloquy VI for Soprano Saxophone.
Posted on 1 February 2022
The project aims to reveal the hidden acoustics of historic locations around the globe.
Posted on 28 January 2022
The Department of Music is delighted to announce the installation of a new state-of-the-art Audient ASP4816 into the recently refurbished Richard Orton studio.
Posted on 18 January 2022
The Music Department is sad to report the death, at the age of 104, of Dr Francis Jackson.
Posted on 12 January 2022
Patrick Crellin and Bethany White have released 'An Endless Summer', filmed remotely during the first 2020 lockdown.
Posted on 11 January 2022
We welcome proposals for papers until 11 February 2022
Posted on 4 January 2022
Articles by a recent MA in Music Education student and a current PhD candidate have recently been published.
A project to breathe new life into one of York’s historic streets has been given the go-ahead after receiving funding of almost half a million pounds from the Government’s Community Renewal Fund.
Posted on 15 November 2021
A new book published features chapters by Department of Music staff.
Posted on 8 November 2021
Interactive Media students Emily Martin and Wan Yun Law were finalists in the Engineers in Business Innovation Competition for their entry ‘North Star’.
Posted on 5 November 2021
Thomas Simaku’s new work Soliloquy VI for Soprano Saxophone will receive its world premiere at a concert in Kungsholm Church in Stockholm on 20th November 2021.
Posted on 21 October 2021
Anthony Hunt, of the Department of Electronic Engineering, awarded 2021 Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music.
Posted on 11 October 2021
Two York students who have invented a tracking device to help keep vulnerable people safe have won recognition for their work.
Posted on 6 October 2021
Win a prize of £100 and the opportunity to meet composer, performer, and software entrepreneur Rebekah Wilson.
Posted on 24 September 2021
Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media maintains its place in the UK top 10
Posted on 13 September 2021
Thomas Simaku’s work con-ri-sonanza for piano & strings received its UK premiere at the 2021 North York Moors Festival of Chamber Music to a rapturous reception of a full house on 14 August.
Posted on 17 August 2021
A new feature film based on the high school days of a York lecturer and her love of The Smiths has received great reviews following its exclusive release on Sky Cinema.
Posted on 26 July 2021
The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York is advertising one XR Stories Masters by Research studentship for the project, “Your heritage, your story: Fundraising e-stories of everyday heritage; increasing membership and widening audience participation” in collaboration with the Council for British Archaeology.
Posted on 16 July 2021
The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York is advertising one XR Stories Masters by Research studentship for the project, “Space, Media, Imagination: The Story Space of People We Love”. This project examines how stories can be told through physical space, media objects and viewer imagination.
Posted on 14 July 2021
Simaku’s CD on BIS Records, con-ri-sonanza, has received another excellent review, in the July 2021 issue of the Cambridge University Press magazine Tempo.
Posted on 13 July 2021
Three students have won plug-ins from Nugen Audio worth hundreds of pounds, in a competition that was the culmination of a series of extra teaching sessions organised in the most recent lockdown.
Posted on 11 July 2021
Thomas Simaku’s album on French National Radio best CDs. A special programme is to be broadcast on Sunday, 4 July.
Posted on 2 July 2021
After what has been an incredibly challenging year for music-making in the Department and across the world, last week we celebrated the achievements of our third-year undergraduates with a selection of pieces from some of their final recitals!
Posted on 28 June 2021
The YUSU Excellence Awards 2021 results are in. This year TFTI had two lecturers receiving Highly Commended, three shortlisted, and 15 staff members and lecturers nominated for the awards.
Posted on 24 June 2021
This first collaborative project of this kind at TFTI, this challenge will bring together students from across the programmes, and take the opportunity to create performances that draw upon emerging technologies.
Posted on 21 June 2021
MA Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching awarded the prize for their teaching team's outstanding contribution to enhancing teaching and student learning
Posted on 15 June 2021
MA Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching student James Hargreaves sees his new EP, Good To Be Back, going in at #7 in the charts.
Andreas Tsiartas work "Ìérkos for ensemble" (2020) has been recorded on a new CD release by the Stradivarius label, as part of his award for winning the competition Discovering Young Composers of Europe (DYCE ) in 2019.
Posted on 14 June 2021
Second year Film and Television Production Student, Molly Danity, and her group win a University of York Student Volunteering Award.
Posted on 8 June 2021
Dr. Marta Herrero's report with the Institute of Fundraising, discusses the impact of Covid-19 on arts and culture fundraising. This survey is the first piece of research on the sector and the first time that the collective voice of UK cultural fundraisers has been heard during the pandemic.
Posted on 28 May 2021
A team of six researchers from the Departments of Music and Computer Science has submitted an entry to this year’s AI Song Contest.
Posted on 20 May 2021
Thomas Simaku’s award-winning piece, Soliloquy V – Flauto Acerbo for Recorders has received another performance in the Netherlands.
Posted on 17 May 2021
The TFTI community were greatly saddened by last month's news of the death of Helen McCrory. A celebrated star of British Theatre, Film and Television, Helen was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of York in 2016. Professor Duncan Petrie, Head of Department
Posted on 7 May 2021
Interactive Media BSc Students win the University wide Dragon’s Den competition.
Posted on 26 April 2021
An excellent article about Simaku’s choral piece ‘La Leggiadra Luna’ has been published by Simon Cummings in 5:4 – ‘a blog devoted to the most interesting, innovative and impressive music of our time’.
Posted on 15 April 2021
Interactive Media BSc graduates, Naoimh Murchan (class of 2020), won a special distinction at the NI Game Awards 2021
Posted on 8 April 2021
Eight current and ten ex-students of the Music Department (all professional musicians) took part in a spectacular concert of 17th-century multi-choir music at York's National Centre for Early Music.
Posted on 1 April 2021
A series of distanced sessions on different aspects of music production and sound design, presented by a variety of staff members, has culminated in a remix challenge for students with prizes donated by the software company Nugen Audio.
Posted on 31 March 2021
2014 BSc Film and Television graduates debut their commercial for Maserati
Posted on 30 March 2021
Last week saw the premiere of Virtual Showcase II – an online celebration of the hard work and determination of our students and staff to continue making music during these difficult times!
Posted on 24 March 2021
con-ri-sonanza continues to receive excellent reviews in the British music press.
Posted on 22 March 2021
The Department of Music's Anniversary Reader, Robert Hollingworth, has launched a new online road trip of performances.
Posted on 12 March 2021
Caroline Waddington-Jones has secured a grant from the UKRI-funded Closing the Gap network run by the University of York and Hull York Medical School.
Posted on 10 March 2021
The nature of live music is that it exists in the moment. In years gone by, there would be little or no permanent record of its performance, save, perhaps, for the concert programme, promotional poster, or a ticket stub a concert-goer may take home with them.
Posted on 25 February 2021
The Music Department is sad to report the death of Dr Richard Shephard, Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Department, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University in 2008.
Posted on 23 February 2021
Thomas Simaku’s new album of chamber music, con-ri-sonanza, released by the Swedish label BIS Records in November 2020, has captured the attention of the music press and radio stations alike.
Posted on 10 February 2021
Third-year Music student Joshua Quinlan has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Posted on 22 January 2021
Canadian postgraduate student Elysia Biro, who is currently doing an MA in Music Education, has been awarded a £3000 International Scholarship by the University of York to help cover tuition fees.
Posted on 21 January 2021
Staff on our BA in Music and Sound Recording have put together a programme of events in which they share their passion for music technology.
Posted on 20 January 2021
Win a prize of £100 and the opportunity to meet composer, performer, and software entrepreneur Rebekah Wilson
Posted on 18 January 2021
While researching her dissertation, postgraduate Music student Rachel Webber recently unearthed the earliest known Anglican hymn by a woman composer.
Posted on 15 December 2020
Following the release of Thomas Simaku’s new album on the prestigious Swedish label BIS Records last month, the first review has now been published in Germany in the "Rondo – Das Klassik & Jazz" magazine.
Posted on 14 December 2020
Our annual departmental Practical Project has been cancelled only once in its history. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, our students and staff were determined that this year's production would go on!
Posted on 8 December 2020
We are delighted to announce the Visionaires Scholarship programme, a unique package of financial and industry support to welcome talented UK undergraduate students from Black, Asian, Gypsy, Traveller, and ethnically diverse backgrounds to our creative community.
Posted on 7 December 2020
A new piece by Andreas Tsiartas was premiered in Seville, Spain by the renowned ensemble Taller Sonoro on 30 November 2020.
Posted on 3 December 2020
Robin Haigh, a PhD student in Composition, has been awarded a prestigious Ivor Novello Award in the Chamber Orchestral category for his piece, 'Grin'.
Young people across Yorkshire who face barriers to music making will have a chance to play traditional Indonesian music, thanks to continued funding for an innovative community project run by the University of York.
Posted on 3 November 2020
Thomas Simaku’s new CD has been featured in ‘Geografia dos sons’ programme by the National Radio of Portugal on 2nd November 2020.
Posted on 2 November 2020
A collaboration with a major sound engineering firm has led to the launch of software which represents a significant advance in audio processing for the creative industries.
Posted on 30 October 2020
Intimate online performances of a new work, resulting from a collaboration between Ben Eyes and Jez Wells in the Department of Music and others, are taking place this week as part of York Mediale.
Posted on 21 October 2020
Thomas Simaku’s CD has been chosen among the ten best CDs of the year.
Posted on 16 October 2020
A new CD of chamber music by Thomas Simaku performed by internationally renowned musicians will be released on 6 November 2020.
Posted on 8 October 2020
"The Crimson Bird and other orchestral works" has been released on the NMC label.
Posted on 28 September 2020
Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media is in the UK top 10.
Posted on 7 September 2020
The Music Department is delighted to announce Evan Snoswell's (Computer Science) entry Ploonk as the inaugural winner of the Rebekah Wilson Prize for Interactive Music. The judging panel would also like to give honourable mention to Lynette Quek (Music) for the submission Laptop Functions.
Posted on 20 August 2020
Developed in partnership with Scottish Ensemble and Scottish Dance Theatre, these bones, this flesh, this skin is a digital work for solo violin and solo dancer by University of York composer Martin Suckling, choreographer Joan Clevillé and cinematographer Genevieve Reeves.
Posted on 7 August 2020
Twenty is a new collection of piano pieces by some of the most promising musical voices working today.
Posted on 6 August 2020
The 150th Touch Radio podcast is devoted to a binaural capture of Jez Wells' installation for the National Centre for Early Music created in collaboration with the visual artist Annabeth Robinson.
Posted on 3 August 2020
The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media is delighted to be welcoming Cobi van Tonder from September 2020 on the two-year project ‘Acoustic Atlas’ funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships scheme.
Posted on 24 July 2020
We are pleased to announce that prominent international producer and entertainment executive Lorianne Hall is to join TFTI as part of the Film and Television Production course.
We’re delighted to have some of the happiest film students in the UK.
Posted on 15 July 2020
Following the meeting of the University Senate on Tuesday 7 July, we are delighted to announce the following promotions, with effect from October 2020:
Posted on 10 July 2020
Jérôme Comte, a soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, has worked with York composer Thomas Simaku on his latest composition.
Posted on 25 June 2020
We are delighted that students who play with the University of York Baroque Ensemble are continuing to keep up their rehearsals during the lockdown via online means!
Posted on 24 June 2020
The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media is committed to anti-racist practice and stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests that have emerged as a global phenomenon in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
Posted on 16 June 2020
Researchers from the University of York have presented a ground-breaking data and technology platform, Weavr, to fans at the finals of ESL Birmingham Online, a tournament for professional esports players.
Posted on 10 June 2020
The Arena Research Cluster (ARC) has been launched this week. This cluster creates an online network for researchers and industry stakeholders who share a focus on innovation in esports and sports.
Posted on 6 June 2020
The Curiosity of Edward Pratt, created by Thomas Sandler, Oscar Godfrey and Alex Gordon, is a finalist for an Royal Television Society National award in the 'Undergraduate Factual' following a win a the regional Royal Television Society Award.
Posted on 2 June 2020
We are delighted to announce that one of our Associate Lecturers, Dr Richard Powell, has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the University of York.
Posted on 29 May 2020
Congratulations to Martin on his winning song cycle 'The Turning'.
Posted on 18 May 2020
Federico Reuben has created a innovative work released on floppy disk.
The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York invites postgraduate researchers to submit proposals for virtual presentations including live or pre-recorded performances, short films, installations, VR and interactive experiences around the theme of global concerns.
Posted on 17 April 2020
Two York-based academics are the team behind the UK’s entry in an artificial intelligence (AI) version of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Posted on 7 April 2020
PERSONA is a research and development project which brings together three of Yorkshire’s most exciting small digital enterprises – York Mediale, Viridian FX and KMA – with one of the UK’s most vital contemporary voices in Electronic Music – Gazelle Twin and researchers Dr Jez Wells and Ben Eyes at the University of York, Music Department.
Posted on 5 March 2020
For the third time in four years, a new work by Department of Music Senior Lecturer Martin Suckling has been shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music.
Posted on 27 February 2020
Posted on 20 February 2020
The York Music Education Conference 2020 will take place at the Department of Music from 29 -30 May 2020
Posted on 18 February 2020
Thanks to a generous endowment from Barbara and Ronald Cooke, the Award’s future is secured
Posted on 29 January 2020
Stef Conner and Patrick Jones saw off nationwide competition to be two of six composers nominated for the scheme.
"There’s little doubt that Thomas Simaku is a contemporary master. One hopes that his music will get ever wider exposure—for our sake as well as his."
Posted on 15 January 2020
Kristl won the category for her project on decoding music with dyslexic students.
Posted on 14 January 2020