Studying Music, Technology and Innovation MA at DMU gave me the skills needed to work in international research institutes, such as INA-GRM, and the tools to move on to PhD studies. This course offers a range of excellent core and optional modules so that students can tailor their learning experience. The facilities and the teaching staff you will have access to at DMU are second to none for those wishing to become masters in the sonic arts.
Dr Michael Gatt
Senior Lecturer in Music Acid Grass Records Manager, Visconti Studio Kingston University London
Choosing De Montfort University for my Master’s degree was one of the most exciting decisions of my academic career. Coming from a classical music background I was eager to explore a new world of opportunities relating to music composition and performance. DMU and especially the Institute for Sonic Creativity gave me the tools and skills to discover innovative music practices that opened both academic and performing possibilities for me.
Dr Nasia Therapontos
Lecturer of Music Technology and Education European University Cyprus
My Masters experience was blissfully intense, delightfully eye opening and introduced me to a fantastic cohesive community of like-minded musicians. During my study, I attended a ten-day residency at STEIM in Amsterdam and performed with Merzbow twice; I built three instruments, one of which is now featured in Nic Collins book Hand Made Electronic Music (2nd and 3rd editions; 2009 & 2020). I have since been awarded a PhD, released a solo album, become a published author, and my works have been performed across Europe from Belfast to Brno. My Masters projects, and subsequent instrument assemblages and compositions, can be found here.
Dr Neal Spowage
Enrolling on the MA in Music, Technology and Innovation was a rewarding experience that I will never forget as it gave me an extra year of solid grounding post-BA degree. It allowed me to develop my practice, and ask further questions about the music I was making at the time. The taught MA also had its advantages of a small group of like-minded individuals that grew into a community, where we would share our research as well as socialise informally after tutorials, lectures and concerts. Once the MA is complete you may want to also consider expanding your research into a fully fledge PhD, and you can read about my time here at DMU.
Dr Amit D Patel