Course Leader BA (Hons) Sound Arts & Design
Salary: £43,052 – £51,870 per annum
College/Service: London College of Communication
Location: London College of Communication – Elephant and Castle
Why choose us?:
London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in design and media education. With the communications sector constantly evolving at a rapid speed, we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our course provision reflects the breadth of expertise housed within the most diverse creative agency including: journalism, advertising, PR and publishing; photography; film, television and sound; communications and media; graphic communication; spatial communication; design cultures; and interactive and visual communication.
LCC has an international reputation for Sound Arts & Design offering taught courses at BA and MA level. The academic team are looking for an individual who can lead the delivery and development of the undergraduate course, which prides itself on combining contextual awareness and critical reflection with the development of creative, academic and technical skills. The BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design course is firmly established as a highly successful undergraduate course with distinct specialisms that are reflections of, and are mirrored in, our postgraduate and research activities. We are seeking an experienced and ambitious sound practitioner who is keen to introduce new areas of practice and develop the course in a way that incorporates their own specialisms and interests. We have a lively weekly programme of guest speakers which takes advantage of our position within the international sound arts community.
We anticipate that the course leader will become a member of, and work closely with CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice), a UAL research centre based at LCC which hosts a growing number of PhD students, has strong links with undergraduate teaching and provides opportunities for students at all levels as well as conducting and disseminating world class practice based and scholarly research.
LCC sound arts students are firmly meshed into the artistic and cultural life of London both formally and informally. Over the years BA Sound Arts has collaborated with many external cultural organisation including London Sinfonietta, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Barbican, South Bank Centre, Resonance FM, Café Oto as well as smaller organisations. We anticipate that you will continue to develop this area of student enhancement.
You should be a practising sound artist with a wide knowledge of current sound arts discourses and practice, a postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience, and a proven ability to deliver and design undergraduate teaching programmes. Providing leadership and vision to the course team you will want to continue and further develop the distinctive offering of sound arts at LCC. You will have specialist knowledge of aspects of the history and development of sound arts, and the issues and debates surrounding contemporary sound arts and design practice. You will have an excellent knowledge of sound creation, recording and manipulation techniques, along with a sound based artistic practice or knowledge of using sound in a variety of different media. Previous experience of course leadership and/or previous experience supervising dissertations at undergraduate level would be an advantage as would experience and knowledge of academic research.
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within sound arts.
If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the documentation, please contact: Lesley Wilkins, LCC Staffing Administrator via telephone: 020 7514 7985.
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Closing date: 23:55pm, 15 May 2016.
University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity and UAL positively welcomes applications from black and minority ethnic staff who are currently underrepresented at this level.
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