Teaching, MA and PhD Supervision

– I supervise PhD and Masters student,
– I teach undergraduate modules,
– I deliver scholarly work,
– and I deliver music technology activities for young people.

I have also worked in higher education for nearly twenty years, and in 2017 I became a Higher Education Academy National Teaching fellow.

Postgraduate supervision
My specialisms are in social psychology of collaboration in music: community, creativity and learning, empirical research methodologies. Also electronic music production, plus music/sound for media.

If you would like to apply for postgraduate study do visit this website and please do email me first (e.d.dobson@hud.ac.uk) to discuss early ideas and check my availability for supervision.

Current students:
PhD Candidate – Joanna Gawthorpe

PhD Candidate – Patricia Moores

Past students:
– Matthew Varley MA (Distinction)
A Case Study on Understanding the Influence of Diegetic Audio on Immersion in a Third-Person Role-Playing Game
Susie Green MA (Distinction)
The Tesseract: using the body’s movement to shape my compositional practice
Peter Goosey MA (Distinction)
Creating Immersion: A Semiotic and Compositional Insight into the Promotion of Immersion Through Video-Game Soundtracks
Nic Flatt MEnt (Music Masters in Enterprise, Distinction)
Investigating the Use of Audiovisual Elicitation on the Creative Enterprise
– James Bagnall MA (Minor corrections)
The Strength of Timbre and why it can be an invaluable tool to to a moving image composer
Harry Boam MA (Distinction)
An Autoethnographical Study on How Creative Sound Work is Affected by Commercialisation and the Professional Media Industry
Philip Maguire MA (Distinction)
Practice led research into stream-form composition methods, freeassociation, and synaesthesia in audio/visual composition.
– William Igo MA
A Case Study of Musical Elements and Musical Development of Eschatological Scenes within South Park from 1997-2000

Project supervision in electronic music production, curating events, creative process analysis within music technology practices.

Currently teaching:
– sound for image

– computer based music composition

– sonic arts and electronica

– empirical research methods for music technologists.

Past teaching:
– Computer composition foundation and final year (5.1 surround)
– Sound for image
– popular music composition and arranging
– scoring for film
– studio recording
– composition and music theory
– composing and arranging for string quartet
– orchestration
– multi-disciplinary collaboration

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