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Instrumental Music Tutors (Flute/Strings) in the School of Creative Arts

The School of Creative Arts at Queen's University Belfast would like to appoint instrumental music tutors (flute and strings) to guide undergraduate students in classical music performance. 

 Applicants should: 

- Have extensive experience in instrumental teaching

- Be willing to work with a diverse range of students

- Be flexible in terms of working hours

- Have a university degree in Music or equivalent professional experience

 
Some prior experience in instrumental teaching at university level is highly desirable 

The post is subject to renewal on an annual basis and the remuneration is £34/hour.

Interviews will be held around late September 2015 with shortlisted candidates and the position would commence in October 2015.

To apply, please submit a current CV and the application form by 1 September 2015 to Audrey Smyth: audrey.smyth@qub.ac.uk


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School of Creative Arts Teaching Assistants 2015-16

The School of Creative Arts wishes to engage the services of a number of Teaching Assistants to help in the delivery of modules on the BA Film, BA Drama, BMus and BSc Music Technology & Sonic Arts pathways during the academic year 2015-16.

The minimum requirement for someone wishing to act as a Teaching Assistant is a second-class undergraduate degree in the relevant subject (or equivalent) and previous experience of undergraduate teaching in that subject is desirable. If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please complete and return the application form by 5.00pm on 12 June 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Those who have previously acted as Teaching Assistants in the School must also complete and return the form, if they wish to be considered for opportunities in the academic year 2015-16.

The School will contact successful applicants with details of module teaching being offered. Those who are not selected for teaching assistance in 2015-16, but who meet the minimum requirement, will have their forms retained should future opportunities arise. Those who do not meet the minimum requirement will be informed that they cannot be considered for any opportunities. Please note that in the allocation of teaching assistance duties, priority may be given to full-time PhD students in the School who are entering the second year of their studies.

Teaching Assistants will be paid at the rate of £34 per hour: this hourly rate includes marking support, where required. Those who are offered teaching opportunities will be expected to undertake a short training course in October 2015.

Modules for which teaching assistance may be required include:

BSc Music Technology and Sonic Arts

MTE1004        Listening and Repertory

MTE1018        Fundamentals of Sound

MTE1022        Composition (Sonic Arts)

MTE2004        Electroacoustic Composition 1

MTE2005        Acoustics and Perception

MTE2015        Sound Design for Film

MTE2040        Designing Digital Music and Interactions

MTE3003        Electroacoustic Composition 2

MTE3020        Designing Technologically Mediated Performance

 

BMus

MUS1013        Fundamental Harmony

MUS1041        Repertory 1: History of Western Music (1750 to the present)

MUS2001        Early 20th Century Technique and Style

MUS2015        Classical Analysis

MUS2041        Repertory C (Western Music: Medieval to 1750)

 

BA Film Studies 

FLM1001         Introduction to Film Studies 1

FLM1002         Introduction to Film Studies 2

FLM1004         Introduction to Film Practice

FLM1005         Introduction to Visual Studies

FLM1007         Film Editing

FLM2001         Hollywood Cinema 1

FLM2015         Cinema and Modernism

FLM2019         Introduction to Screenwriting

FLM2027         Experimental Practice

FLM3018         Contemporary Cinema

FLM3019         Hollywood Cinema 2

FLM3024         Film and Music: Theory and Criticism

FLM3031         Cinema and Postmodernism

 

BA Drama Studies

DRA1001        Drama 1: Performance Analysis

DRA1002        Drama 2: Classical Theatre

DRA2001        Drama 3: Renaissance to Romanticism

DRA2002        Drama 4: Modernist Theatre

DRA3001        Drama 5: Postmodern Performance

 

Application:

To apply, please return a completed  application form , together with a recent CV, in electronic copy to Kirk Shilliday, School Manager – k.shilliday@qub.ac.uk


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New Collaboration to Further Research Development on Culture in Ireland

We are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative known as the All-Island Cultural Policy Research Network. This network has been funded under the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme 2015 andaims to create an all island research network in Ireland that will grow, connect, and platform academic research regarding the practices and policies of the cultural sector in Ireland.

Developed through a partnership between Kerry McCall, Lecturer (Humanities and Arts Management) at The Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and Dr. Victoria Durrer, Lecturer in Arts Management and Cultural Policy at Queen’s University Belfast, the network will connect individuals carrying out research relating to the various ways in which arts and culture interact with the social, economic and political realms, including the cultural practices and values apparent in governments, institutions, communities and individuals.

 

The All-Island Cultural Policy Research Network will be of interest to thosewhose work considers and explores the meaning, value, impact and functions of arts and cultural policies, both implicit and explicit, in the island of Ireland.The first phase of the network will bring together academic researchers from across the island to collate existing research, develop plans to exchange ideas and knowledge with cultural producers, practitioners and policy makers.  We will draw on both the Republic of Ireland’s and Northern Ireland’s ‘unique...social and structural similarities and difference’ and aim to provide a resource for those interested in research regarding the practices and policies of arts and culture.

 

For further information, please contact:

Republic of Ireland:  

Kerry McCall, Lecturer (Humanities and Arts Management), Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, E: Kerry.McCall@iadt.ie.

Northern Ireland: 
Dr. Victoria Durrer, Lecturer in Arts Management and Cultural Policy, Queen’s University Belfast, E: v.durrer@qub.ac.uk.


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Queen’s Drama graduate has just been named Best Actor at the 2015 IAWTV Awards in Las Vegas.

Shaun Blaney takes the Best Male Performance at the 2015 International Academy of Web Television Awards

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QUB Music graduate wins the 2014 Reel Awards prize for Best Score

BMus graduate, Graeme Stewart (2004), has won the 2014 Reel Awards prize in the Best Score – Drama category for his soundtrack to the film A Nightingale Falling. According to the Reel Awards website:

 

‘Graeme Stewart’s score for Garret Daly & Martina McGlynn’s historical drama A Nightingale Falling, set in Ireland during the War of Independence of 1919-1921 is a beautiful little score and worthy winner of the Drama catergory [sic]. Tender woodwind solos are among the highlights of some wonderfully evocative thematic material that’s given a strong outing by The Ulster Orchestra (currently at risk from UK finding cuts). The overriding emotion is one of sadness reflecting those caught up in the conflict but Stewart’s score turns up the drama when required to give a strong and varied soundtrack.’

 

Congratulations to Graeme! You can read more about the awards athttps://reelmusic.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/2014-reel-music-awards-the-winners-2/.


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Oscar nomination for local film worked on by QUB students

Film studies students in the school of Creative Arts are keeping everything crossed for the success of short film Boogaloo and Graham which has just been nominated for an Oscar. Directed by Michael Lennox and produced by Brian Falconer and Out of Orbit productions, the film has been nominated in the live action short category.

Third year film studies students Rebecca Kelly and Rebekah Davis worked on the short film as assistant producer and runner respectively and are hoping for a good result from the Hollywood awards ceremony which takes place on Sunday 22 February.

Davis commented about the experience, “I basically got involved because I've worked with Michael Lennox on lots of other Cinemagic projects. He asked me to be a runner but I ended up doing lots of bits and pieces during the four days such as location managing and taking actors to and from the unit base to the set.

Michael knows I'm interested in the camera side of things and he made sure I was able to see what was being shot on the monitor so I had a real close up look at what was happening. 

It was so exciting that I was able to see the workings of an Oscar and BAFTA nominated set, and to realise that it is possible for people like me and the rest of my class to make material like this. Northern Ireland is going places!” 

The QUB students are pictured here with the young stars Riley Hamilton and Aaron Lynch.

Congratulations all! 

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British Board of Film Classification visits Queen’s.

Last Wednesday saw Director of the British Board of Film Classification David Cooke and Head of Policy David Austin visit the department of Film Studies at Queen’s and take part in a seminar with students. In a lively discussion event hosted by Dr Sian Barber in the Queen’s Film Theatre, BBFC policy decisions on a range of films were discussed, notably The King’s Speech and Made in Dagenham, as well as the problems posed by more extreme fare such as Human Centipede 2.

As well as considering the ethics of classification, the BBFC also answered questions on their work classifying films in the digital age and the complexities of classifying material for different regional audiences. The BBFC also talked about their recent pilot in classification of online music videos which is an ongoing collaboration with the British music industry. 

The event was well attended and included students from Law and English as well as staff and student from Film Studies. 

Director of the BBFC David Cooke with 3rd year Film Studies students Rachael Doherty, John Emerson and Joanne Russell 


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Unheard Voices: Stories from the Troubles

WAVE Trauma Centre has recently made available online the short film, Unheard Voices: Stories from the Troubles, which tells the stories of those who lost someone or who were injured during the Troubles. Directed by Cahal McLaughlin, Chair of Film Studies, the film was produced collaboratively with the participants and has been screened by seven Borough Council Good Relations Departments across Northern Ireland. 

 

http://www.wavetraumacentre.org.uk/about-us/wave-projects/unheard-voices


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School of Creative Arts Teaching Assistants 2014-15

School of Creative Arts Teaching Assistants 2014-15

The School of Creative Arts wishes to engage the services of a number of Teaching Assistants to help in the delivery of modules on the BA Film, BA Drama, BMus and BSc Music Technology and Sonic Arts pathways during the academic year 2014-15.

The minimum requirement for someone wishing to act as a Teaching Assistant is a second-class undergraduate degree in the relevant subject (or equivalent) and previous experience of undergraduate teaching in that subject is desirable. If you wish to be considered for this opportunity then please complete the application form and return it to the School of Creative Arts by 5.00pm on 04 July 2014. Late applications will not be accepted. Those who have previously acted as Teaching Assistants in the School must also complete and return the form if they wish to be considered for opportunities in the academic year 2014-15.

The School will contact successful applicants with details of module teaching being offered. Those who are not selected for teaching assistance in 2014-15, but who meet the minimum requirement, will have their forms retained should future opportunities arise. Those who do not meet the minimum requirement will be informed that they cannot be considered for any opportunities. Please note that in the allocation of teaching assistance duties, priority may be given to full-time PhD students in the School who are entering the second year of their studies.

Teaching Assistants will be paid at the rate of £34 per hour: this hourly rate includes marking support, where required. Those who are offered teaching opportunities will be expected to undertake a short training course in October 2014.

Modules for which teaching assistance may be required include:

BSc Music Technology and Sonic Arts

MTE1004        Listening and Repertory

MTE1009        Audio Engineering 1

MTE1018        Fundamentals of Sound

MTE1022        Composition (Sonic Arts)

MTE2004        Electroacoustic Composition 1

MTE2005        Acoustics

MTE2009        Recording Techniques 1

MTE2015        Sound Design for Film

MTE2040        Designing Digital Music and Interactions 1

MTE2042        Designing Digital Music and Interactions 2

MTE3003        Electroacoustic Composition 2

MTE3005        Psychoacoustics

MTE3009        Recording Technologies

MTE3013        Designing Musical Interactions

 

BMus

MUS1001        Musics of the World

MUS1011        Composition 1

MUS1013        Fundamental Harmony 1

MUS1014        Fundamental Harmony 2

MUS1041        Repertory A (Classical and Romantic)

MUS1042        Repertory B (Western Music 1890-2000)

MUS2001/       Early 20th Century Technique and Style

MUS3001

MUS2015        Classical Analysis

MUS2037/       Piano Pedagogy

MUS3037

MUS2041        Repertory C (Western Music: Medieval to 1750)

MUS3054        Experimental Music

MUS3069        Traditional Irish Music: Form, Style and Development                       

 

 

BA Film Studies 

FLM1001         Introduction to Film Studies 1

FLM1002         Introduction to Film Studies 2

FLM1004         Introduction to Film Practice

FLM2001         Hollywood Cinema 1

FLM2015         Cinema and Modernism

FLM2019         Introduction to Screenwriting

FLM2026         British Cinema: Nation, Identity and Industry

FLM2027         Experimental Practice

FLM3019         Hollywood Cinema 2

FLM3024         Film and Music: Theory and Criticism

 

BA Drama Studies

DRA1001        Drama 1: Performance Analysis

DRA1002        Drama 2: Classical Theatre

DRA2001        Drama 3: Renaissance to Romanticism

DRA2002        Drama 4: Modernist Theatre

DRA3001        Drama 5: Postmodern Performance

DRA3033        Applied Theatre

 

Other Modules

SCA1001        Transitional Study Skills

SCA2043        Writing about the Creative Arts

 

Application:

To apply, please complete the following application form. The completed form, together with a recent CV should be returned in electronic or hard copy to:

Mr Kirk Shilliday

School Manager

School of Creative Arts

Sonic Arts Research Centre

Queen’s University Belfast

BT7 1NN

 

Further Information: For further information, please email Kirk Shilliday k.shilliday@qub.ac.uk or telephone on 028 9097 4843.

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Creative Arts Film Students Attend Cinemagic Event in Los Angeles
 
 
Cinemagic Hosts Los Angeles Festival Showcase.
 
The LA Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People took place from 2-10 March with a special closing night showcase on 10 March, which recognised young film talent.
Speakers included Northern Ireland First Minister the Rt. Hon. Peter D. Robinson MLA, deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, and the charismatic MC for the evening Ross King.

 
Guests were treated to spirited performances from the talented group of young people from Northern Ireland as well Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. The young people participating in Cinemagic this year impressed the audience with their premiere screening of their short film “Punch” made at Cinemagic’s International Film Camp. The film dealt with a young girls struggle with domestic violence and her transformation from troubled teen to young adult through boxing; the film earned a well-deserved standing ovation.

The evening came to a close with a Q&A from entertainment industry professionals such as Peter Devlin (Sound Mixer, Thor, Iron Man 3), Ian Fox (Camera Operator, The Amazing Spiderman), Bernie Caulfield (Executive Producer, Game of Thrones), Lance O Connor (Producer) and Paula Malcolmson (Hunger Games).
 
Guests Included: Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Damian McGinty (Glee), Ross King (TV Host), Darwin Shaw (The Bible), Jamie Gray Hyder (True Blood), Ocatvius J. Johnson (Intelligence), Russ Bain (Intelligence), Emma Fuhrmann (Blended), Desi Valentine (Singer/Songwriter).


 
Cinemagic Los Angeles engaged with 2,000 young people, over 10 days of festival activity, which boasted a wide programme of events with industry masterclasses, Q&A’s, and studio tours. Young people got insights into organizations such as The Jim Henson Company, HBO, Walt Disney Animation Studios, 20th Century Fox, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, New York Film Academy, Aero Film, Creative Visions Foundation.



 
Joan Burney Keatings, Cinemagic CEO said “With the support of our funders we are proud to present our 5th Cinemagic Los Angeles Film Festival. The industry partners have come on board to share their knowledge and skills with young people and this interaction provides vital encouragement for young people, inspiring and motivating them.

The Cinemagic Festival gives young people the opportunity to work with others from different cultural backgrounds and to create new channels of communication through the medium of film. The workshops help develop not only the young people’s film making skills but also their inter-personal skills, and the overall process of film viewing contributes to a deeper understanding of cultural difference.”

Some of the young people involved include Rebecca Kelly from Newry, Daniel Crowe from Bangor, Lori Brown from Larne, Niamh Brennan from Dunmurry, Rachel Carvill from East Belfast, Rebekah Jane Davis from Ballynahinch, Rory Maguire from Derry and Kyle Plunkett from NYC.
 
Carál Ní Chuilín, Arts Minister, commented “The work being done by Cinemagic in Ireland and internationally continues to provide young people with fantastic experiences. It also demonstrates the innovation and determination of the Cinemagic team to position themselves at the forefront of creativity on an international stage. Congratulations to all involved."
 


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Celebrating Women in NI Music

On 8 March, in celebration of International Women's Day, Dr Gascia Ouzounian curated a series of events that featured the talents of several students and staff in the School of Creative Arts. The day started with an all-ages improvisation workshop lead by vocalist and Performance Workshop tutor Caroline Pugh. This was followed by a panel on Women in the NI Music Industry that examined the different opportunities and challenges faced by local musicians. An evening concert, CarousELLE, featured SOCA students and staff including Isobel Anderson, Helena Hamilton, Matilde Meireles, Úna Monaghan, Katharine Philippa, Pugh and Ouzounian, as well as local musicians Rachel Anne Coulter, Claire Hall, Catherine Hatt, and Kasey Peters. The concert, which was promoted by a live performance on BBC Arts Extra and a full-page write-up in the Mirror, was played to a packed hall. It was warmly received by audiences, and the musicians are now planning further collaborations.

 
 
CarousELLE poster by Helena Hamilton, MA candidate in Sonic Arts. 
 
CarousELLE was produced by John McGurgan, who along with Kris Strong founded the Carousel improvisation series in 2008. It received generous support from the PRS for Music Foundation and Black Box Belfast. Special thanks go to Sarah Jones from Black Box Belfast, John McGurgan, and all the musicians and production team involved in this memorable day of events.
 
Photos from CarousELLE concert, Black Box Belfast, 8 March 2014.

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Patchblocks - A KickStarter Project by Sebastian Heinz

Sebastian Heinz, a PhD student at SARC will soon be releasing his KickStarter project, Patchblocks.  Sebastian, based on his research at SARC, has created fantastic user friendly programmable synth modules that can be used in all sorts of ways to create music and sound.  See the KickStarter video below for a demonstration.  

Sebastian hopes to hold a Patchblocks release event at SARC.  More details to follow.


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'Recomposing the City: Sonic Art & Urban Architectures'

Dr Gascia Ouzounian (School of Creative Arts) and Dr Sarah Lappin (SPACE: Architecture) are happy to announce their project 'Recomposing the City: Sonic Art & Urban Architectures', which will operate as a research group at the Institute for Collaborative Research at Queen's University Belfast this year. The group brings together over twenty artists, researchers and not-for-profit organisations including Forum for Alternative Belfast and PLACE Built Environment Centre in asking the question: how can sound artists and architects working together generate new ways of understanding, analysing, and transforming urban spaces? Activities in 2013-14 will include a seminar and events series, an international symposium, publications and conference presentations, and an interdisciplinary design studio for sound artists and architects. Please visit www.recomposingthecity.org for more information on the project, and please come along to Recomposing the City events! All are very welcome. 
 

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