We are delighted to announce the return of the Noisefloor festival. Noisefloor is an experimental sound and image festival showcasing the work of local, national and international artists.
Concerts and screenings will take place during the period 7th – 11th May 2018. This year we will also be hosting 20-minute paper sessions for composers and artists to discuss their work. The diverse nature of the festival will provide opportunities for artists to explore the fluidity between the five themed concerts. The Noisefloor festival would like to invite submissions for the following events:
Venue: Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE
Festival Dates: 7th – 11th May 2018
Deadline for submissions: 2nd February 2018
Notification of acceptance: 9th March 2018
Please submit your contact details, artist bio, programme notes and links to audio / video to our online form at: Submission Portal
If you’re interested in studying for a PhD at Staffordshire University we can offer film and music related PhDs. Here’s a list of questions I’m frequently asked that can hopefully get you started. Please comment or message Dave at d.payling_at_staffs.ac.uk if you have more questions and I’ll update the post with more info.
It’s an excellent stepping stone to working in the HE sector but has lots of transferable skills and benefits such as time and project management, public speaking and presentation, publication etc. You will present your work in the university and potentially at international conferences and that’s a great way of meeting other researchers, making contacts and networking. With more students studying for masters degrees a PhD is another way of making your profile more distinct. You’ll be studying a subject you love and contributing new knowledge in the subject area!
The following list is not exhaustive. If you have an idea you think we’ll be interested get in touch and we can arrange to discuss.
You will have a main supervisor, who is usually a subject specialist and the first point of contact and a second supervisor who has additional experience in supervising PhD projects. You can also have additional advisors and are free to ask any member of staff for advice.
You need to maintain regular contact with your supervisors, but apart from the workshops described below, your time is your own and a PhD is very self managed.
Full time students are expected to attend 6 sessions of research training per year. Current workshops are co-ordinated by our graduate school and listed here: http://blogs.staffs.ac.uk/graduateschool/researcher-development-programme-2017-2018/
Usually between 30,000-50,00 words depending on the balance between any practise based outputs. There is a maximum word count of 80,000 words
This is not a requirement or expectation but if it would be beneficial to your studies it can be discussed with the supervision team and management
Upper second class or better undergraduate degree or a masters degree in a relevant subject area.
Occasionally we advertise scholarships that are open to graduates with a 1st class honours degree or Masters qualification. Follow this link for more information: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/research/opportunities/phd/cdt/#waiver
Complete the appropriate online form here:
Our Research Information Page: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/research/opportunities/phd/cdt/#film
Link to the University’s current PhD regulations: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/legal/policies/regulations-supervised-research.jsp