Our course invests in creating an engaging learning journey through practicing and experimenting. We aim to create conditions that will help our students to make the most out of their chosen craft and to learn through various contexts and activities. In some cases we do so through immediate connections to external industries and by brigning our students in contact with professionals, renowned artists and specialists in the creative industries. Some examples of student activities involving contact or work with external organisations and events are:
- Our DMSA Night at the KOMEDIA, one of Brighton’s exceptional venues.
- Student and Alumni involvement in the student-run ID Spectral label and collective.
- Ongoing collaboration and student involvent in the Brighton Fab Lab.
- Radio and Transmission Art work and and radio programmes by students presented on Resonance FM and Resonance Extra.
- Student work has been featured in Festivals including Brighton Festival, Brighton Digital Festival, Fort Process, International Design Research and Society Conference [ further details.]
- Collaborations with galleries and initiatives, including ONCA Gallery (Brighton), The Lighthouse, Our Future City, and Spektral-Raumohr in Berlin.
- Participation in workshops lead by Vulpestruments, STEIM, bela platform and others.
- Commissions and collaborations with organisations and companies including projects ran by DMSA Alumni such as Soundcamp, and Ithacaaudio.
An important learning resource for our students is the experience, insights and personal practice of the academic staff. Coming from various backgrounds and carying a host of knowledge and practical wisdom, the members of the DMSA team are insterested in sharing transferable skills and mentoring for achieving the best professional practice in the creative industries. Staff and student collaboration in these external activites is pivotal and encouraged throughout the three years of the course.