Wednesday, 30 January 2013

European Max/MSP Conference at Leicester's Phoenix Square

Phoenix and Cycling'74 announce the Code Control international Max/MSP festival

Running from the 22nd - 23rd March 2013, Code Control will bring together users of Max, the popular music and image programming software created by Cycling '74. The conference will be the second convention of its type held outside the US and will feature presentations and workshops from a range of international speakers. There will also be exhibitions and performances open to the public.

Phoenix, in association with Cycling '74, is delighted to invite applications to the Code Catalyst Award fund. The Catalyst Award will be an opportunity for artists and practitioners to design and create new work for the Code Control festival. Phoenix is seeking to award three commissions of £2,000 to support the development and installation of new work for the festival. Application deadline is Feb 8.

Click here for more information.    [BB 30.1]

Creative Media Lab Lecture: Nick Harris

The Creative Media Lab Lecture Series presents Nick Harris, BBC-trained multi-camera studio director, with 15 years experience of working across a range of genres including entertainment, factual, quizzes, music, children's & magazine shows.

Monday, Feb 4, 6 pm, Queens 1.10   [BB 1.30]

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Careers Event: Setting up a Company

The Performing Arts Moving On Careers Event series presents Nathan Human and Moving Together (a creative dance social enterprise business based in Leicester), Thursday Jan 31, 6-7 pm in Clephan 2.13. The focus will be on the processing of setting up a managing a performance group. All students welcome.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Improve Your Writing…

…and Improve Your Grades

A lecture on common faults in punctuation and grammar
by Jan Martin of the Centre for English Language Learning

Wednesday 6th February 2013
1.00pm (for 50 mins)
Clephan, 0.01

All Art, Design and Humanities students are welcome. No need to book – just turn up.


A reminder that any student can make an appointment with Ian Parks, DMU’s Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow, for help with writing and research.

Clephan building, room 1.22, Usually Thursdays and Fridays
Sign up outside the door or email

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Friday, 25 January 2013

"Brand Ambassadors" Opportunity

The Arts, Design and Humanities Faculty is seeking students to become "Brand Ambassadors". These will be enthusiastic, self-starting individuals with a passion for MTI/MTP, our Faculty and DMU. They will work on a range of tasks, from face to face meet'n'greet to networking on DMU's social media sites to peer to peer telemarketing, so they need to enjoy talking to a wide variety of people across a number of platforms.
If you are interested, please email Bret Battey [] by Friday Feb 1.  [BB 25/1]

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Year 3 Students — National Student Survey

Year three students have received email invitations to complete the National Student Survey (NSS). The questions ask about your experience of teaching and learning at DMU and look at teaching on your course, assessment and feedback, learning resources, the DSU and much more. The NSS results are central to helping us identify areas of strength and areas of improvement. Further, when students are applying to universities, web sites allow them to directly compare NSS scores of different programmes. So the NSS results are very important to the university and to the MTI/MTP programmes. Please take a few minutes and complete the survey. Thanks!   [BB 24.1]

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Presentation by Dave Walters, Tech Controller, BBC Audio and Music

Next Monday 28th January will see the following CML Lecture:

Guest: Dave Walters
Position: Technology Controller, BBC Audio & Music
Responsibiities: BBC Radios 1, 1Xtra, 2, 3, 4, 4extra and 6music; BBC Music Television; 6 BBC Orchestras. Dave is in charge of everything between the microphone and the speaker.

Lecture details:
Location: Queens Building, Q1.10 Amphitheatre
Date: Monday 28th January 2013
Time: 1800-1930hrs

Facebook event link:
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Monday, 21 January 2013

Employability Week 28-31 Jan

DMU's Enhance your Employability Week runs 28-31 January. Full details at, offering a jobs fair, employability skills workshops, employer presentations, jobs/CV clinics, starting your own business. The information on freelancing should be of particular relevance to MTI/MTP students.
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Visiting Lecture - The Works of Nancarrow and the Pianola

Dominic Murcott from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance will talk about the work of Conlon Nancarrow, the pianola and curating the Nancarrow in the 21st Century Festival at the Southbank, London, 2012.

All welcome!
Weds, 23 Jan
Cl. 3.03, 2.00 – 3.30