This dynamic and expanding department offers a range of well-balanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of games and music/audio technologies. Our games degrees have been accredited by TIGA, the trade association representing UK games developers. Similarly, our music/audio courses have been accredited by JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support) on behalf of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS). They are delivered by staff who are involved in cutting-edge research in related subject areas.
We have specifically designed our courses in collaboration with industry to ensure that our students graduate with all the necessary knowledge and skills required by employers. A significant number of guest speakers annually from relevant industries ensure that students are kept well informed with relevant and practical issues.
The emphasis is to strive towards the combination of recognised professional practice in games, music/audio production technology and cutting-edge research in fields related to these areas.
With domestic and international games development currently booming, both for AAA (a classification term used for games) and indie studios, buoyed by new platforms such as mobile or digital download, the department offers both comprehensive courses in games and research output with high impact.
Our degrees in Music Technology/Production develop an understanding of the underlying technologies for creating, recording, editing, manipulating and post-processing of music to the level of a professional product used in the diverse field of music technology. With their technical knowledge our graduates can push the boundaries of what these technologies can offer, and see technological understanding and innovation as an opportunity for enhancing their creative and employment potential.
Research in creative technology underpins the teaching in our department. The research we undertake spans the whole gamut of games and audio technology/production. This includes interactive games, entertainment computing, the science and technology of music composition and leading techniques for games and music production.