[Air-l] Two Visiting Tutors in Digital Media

Niran Abbas niranabbas at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 22 01:40:34 PST 2006


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University.

The School of Humanities is seeking to appoint two visiting tutors to teach 
on either Digital Audio Production or Creative Digital Photography for the 
MA in Digital Media.

The two modules run from second semester for 6 weeks in 2-3 hour blocks once 
a week (Jan 29th-March 5th; March 13th- April 16th). Dates to be confirmed.

Pay is hourly. To apply please send your CV, together with a brief covering 
letter and the names and contact details of two referees to the MA programme 
director, Niran Bahjat-Abbas N.Bahjat-Abbas at kingston.ac.uk

Dr Niran Bahjat-Abbas
Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies (Digital Media)
020 85472000 EXT: 62384

Kingston University
School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Penrhyn Road Centre,
Penrhyn Road, Kingston, Surrey
KT1 2EE

MA Digital Media-Programme Director
http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/digital_media/index.shtml


Descriptors of Modules:

Creative Digital Photography
This stage of study is practice-focused. Students will carry out the 
following:
•	Audit their own digital photography skills with a view to augmenting and 
improving them, using a choice of imaging technologies (e.g. Photoshop, 
After Effects) to successfully accommodate concepts and themes.
•	Consider, in their practice-based work, the significance of the 
theoretical frames of reference relevant to their own practical photographic 
works, from Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes, to Susan Sontag, Jean 
Baudrillard, and to contemporary photo-digital approaches such as that of 
Lev Manovich.
•	Observe and review the practices of contemporary photographic work in a 
range of genres (including documentary, abstract, personal/amateur, 
portrait, architecture, fine art).
•	Reflect on these observations of theory and practice and apply findings to 
their own practical digital photographic projects.
•	Development a reflective process that will produce clear, meaningful and 
context-sensitive imagery.
•	Use improved digital photographic skills to develop presentation skills 
and improve final portfolios across the MA programme.
Digital Audio Production
This module will give students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and 
understanding of digital audio technology as it applies to digital media 
production. Students will produce audio soundtracks using a range of 
computer software. The module will give an introduction to Logic Audio for 
Mac OS X and Cubase for PCs. It will also cover programs such as Reason and 
Recycle. The module will include:
•	introduction to the Midi keyboard, music keys and scales
•	understanding Midi
•	how Midi works in Logic and Cubase
•	navigation, basic sequencing and programming
•	synthesis and sampling
•	recording and editing techniques
•	creating environments and understanding plug-ins
•	understanding compression techniques
•	creating and optimising audio files.
Students will have access to Reason instruments and will be encouraged to 
use this tool at the outset to experiment with music genres, sequencing, 
effects, and automation. In the context of this programme, students will 
also gain an understanding of production and optimization of audio for 
digital media distribution platforms such as websites, sound installations, 
interactive multimedia CD and DVD-ROMs.
There are no mandatory requirements for this particular module, though some 
experience with sound-editing software and an interest in audio production 
will be desirable.



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Dr Niran Bahjat-Abbas
Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies (Digital Media)
RM: T814
020 85472000 EXT: 62384

Kingston University
School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Penrhyn Road Centre,
Penrhyn Road, Kingston, Surrey
KT1 2EE

MA in Digital Media
Programme Director 
http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/digital_media/index.shtml

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