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News Archive 2013

Creative Arts PhD Studentships Announced 14-1-2013

The School is pleased to announce a total of FIVE studentships in 2013. This includes one award for an international student, one strategic scholarship and three DEL studentships which are available to national and EU applicants for the 2013-2014 academic year.

International Award:

This will be allocated to the strongest candidate applying for postgraduate study in any area within the School

Strategic Scholarship Award: 

Interactive Documentary Design - the Prisons Memory Archive. Contact for further information see (

DEL Studentships:

In addition, there will be up to three additional studentships available for research in any of the following areas:

Sonic Arts (including creative practice in performance and composition)

Drama (including practice-based research)

Film (including practice-based research) 

Musicology and Instrumental Composition



Anyone wishing to be considered for one of these awards should submit their PhD application so that it reaches us by 4pm, 21st February 2013.   Applications should be made on line, via the Queen's Postgraduate Applications Portal (

Contacts for PhD Study:

Sonic Arts: Dr Simon Waters
Drama:  Dr Paul Murphy
Film: Professor Cahal McLaughlin
Music: Professor Jan Smaczny

Click here to go to the School Funding Pages

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Lectureship/Senior Lectureship at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast

The Sonic Arts Research Centre is looking to appoint a full time, permanent member of academic staff.  This position is an opportunity to contribute to the interdisciplinary research team at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, School of Creative Arts, Queen's University Belfast. The aim of this post is to produce high-quality research and publications and to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the area of research expertise and other technical areas across the curriculum. Relevant fields of research expertise include digital signal processing for audio, digital music processing, spatial audio, performance technologies, HCI, software design, recording and production. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of links between the arts and the sciences in the context of the creative industries. 
The postholder will be based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre and will contribute to the curriculum of the BSc Music Technology and Sonic Arts, the MA Sonic Arts and will be involved in PhD supervision.

Informal enquires can be directed to Mr Chris Corrigan ( For more information and job details please visit:

Closing Date: Monday 20 May 2013

The Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) is a unique interdisciplinary facility which unites internationally recognised experts in the fields of musical composition, signal processing, Human Computer Interaction and auditory perception.  The Centre is established in a purpose-built facility located alongside the engineering departments of Queen's University Belfast. SARC's centrepiece, the Sonic Laboratory, provides a unique space for cutting-edge initiatives in the creation and delivery of music and audio. The Sonic Laboratory's uniqueness is vested in the degree of flexibility it can provide for experiments in 3D sound diffusion and for ground-breaking compositional and performance work within a purpose-built, variable acoustic space. 
SARC, was officially opened by Karlheinz Stockhausen during the Sonorities Festival in April 2004.  The Centre, which is now one of the biggest centres of its kind in the world, supports the work of a community of sixty academics, visiting researchers and composers, and research students.

Sonic Arts Research Centre
School of Creative Arts
Queen's University Belfast

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Belfast Soundwalks App launch

You are warmly invited to the official launch of the Belfast Soundwalks App.  The launch will take place on Tuesday 12th November at 1pm in the Ulster Hall Group Space in association with Belfast Music Week.  Please see the below image for further information.

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“Listen To Your Place!"

A project collecting soundscapes and compositions based on recordings from various places in Northern Ireland. From the wild recordings of the North Coast to the streets and alleyways of Belfast, “Listen To Your Place!” is a celebration of how our life is surrounded by sound.

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  • Isobel Anderson + Joel Cathcart
  • Robert Bentall
  • John D’Arcy
  • Aidan Deery
  • Simon Mawhinney
  • Matilde Meireles + Aidan Deery
  • Pedro Rebelo
  • Tullis Rennie
  • Paul Wilson


The project will be presented at:

Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid, Ballymena

25th Sept - 26th Oct

The Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre, Cookstown

4th - 28th November

Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

2nd - 20th December

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

4th - 11th Jan 2014

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