Musicians wanted! Performers required for innovative research project

Hi! I’m Iain Laird, a PhD candidate here at the Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art. I am looking for experienced musicians (Grade 8 ABRSM or similar) to take part in an innovative research project that will hopefully result in new technologies for musical performance preparation and practice.

Do you play the Violin, Viola, Spanish/classical Guitar, Clarinet, Oboe, Cor Anglais, Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Cornet, Flugelhorn or any other orchestral instrument? Yes! Then I would love to hear from you. My email address is i.laird1@student.gsa.ac.uk .

You will take part in an interactive listening test while performing in one of our state-of-the-art 3D surround sound studios. The main aim will be to determine how on-stage acoustics affect how you, the performer, perceive your performance (fyi all data obtained as part of this study will remain anonymous). This study will be running until the end of June/July but the sooner you can participate the better. It is also supported by Arup Acoustics, a world-leader in concert hall acoustic design.

You will receive a £10 cinema voucher as a thank-you for taking part! Not quite MU rates unfortunately but it will be a token of my appreciation for your very valuable input to this research.

Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you, and please spread the word to any fellow musicians who may be interested.
Cheers, Iain.

Sound for the Moving Image Showcase – 28th May

Join us on May 28th for the this year’s Sound for the Moving Image Masters students interim degree show at the Glasgow School of Art. The exhibition will span across all spaces of the Art School student union and showcase student works through the medium of film, 5.1 surround installations, live music performances and more.

To whet your appetite, you can also checkout the excellent trailer for this year’s show, which can be found here.

Hot off the press: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine

Read all about it!

An article about the MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy has just been published in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, written by a former student (Lauren Clunie) along with the programme leaders from GSA (Daniel Livingstone) and Glasgow University (Paul Rea).

This is testament to the innovative partnership between the Laboratory of Human Anatomy, University of Glasgow and the Digital Design Studio, The Glasgow School of Art. This collaboration began with research into creating a highly detailed and accurate 3D visualisation of the head and neck (and soon the whole human body). Over the past few years, many of the students on the MSc course have published their Masters work at international conferences and in journals – testament to the programme and the close collaboration between two leading institutions.

The 3D Head and Neck Model
Part of the 3D Definitive Human

Note: The Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine is the journal of the Institute of Medical Illustrators. The MSc is accredited by the IMI.

Virtual Tour of the DDS

The DDS is located at Pacific Quay in Glasgow – next to the BBC and the Glasgow Science Centre. We are located at the heart of Creative Clyde – a cluster of media and creative industries which also includes STV, Film City Glasgow and a host of companies working in film, TV, new media and software.

We are based in The Hub, a building which itself hosts a mix of startups and more established companies working in these areas. You can see the inside the DDS and The Hub in the interactive panoramas, below.

Click on the images below to start the respective interactive panorama.

Training room
The view from the training room at the DDS – click to view panorama

 

Atrium panorama

The atrium at The Hub. Canteen and an open area for relaxing – click to view

 

Teaching labs
The Sound for the Moving Image teaching space at the DDS – click to view

 

Visit the Digital Design Studio – May 2015

The next graduate open evening at The Glasgow School of Art will be on Tuesday May 26th – during which time you’ll be able to visit the DDS and see our facilities. More details, including registration information here.

In the mean time, we’ve prepared some interactive panoramas for you. Enjoy. Click on the images below to start the respective panorama.

Training room
The view from the training room at the DDS – click to view panorama

Atrium panorama

The atrium at The Hub. Canteen and an open area for relaxing – click to view

Teaching labs
The Sound for the Moving Image teaching space at the DDS – click to view

 

Announcement! Introducing part-time Masters

Updated 7th May 2015:

You may remember our post last week about how here at the DDS we’ve been working on preparing part-time options on all of our Masters programmes and pathways.

The paperwork has progressed through several layers of approval and committee, and now we are very pleased to announce that it is official! We now offer part-time study for entry in September 2015.

The part-time option will be available for:
MDes Sound for the Moving Image
MSc Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy (with Glasgow University)
MSc International Heritage Visualisation
MSc Serious Games Development*

We will be offering part-time on a day-release mode, with part-time students working alongside full-time students. Part-time students should expect to attend classes two days per week (with some flexibility where possible around work commitments) for the autumn and spring terms. The core-research skills class will be offered as a blended learning (part on-campus, part online) course during the summer between the two years of part-time study – we’ll be arranging a special delivery of the Academic Skills class just for part-time students for this.

We’ve had a number of enquiries for part-time study over the years, and we are excited that this will allow a wider range of students the opportunity to study with us at The Glasgow School of Art.

For more information and how to apply click here.

*And while we are here… the paperwork is also in progress for a minor name change on the Serious Games masters – more on that in a following post!