Our course is outwards facing, always working closely with cutting edge organisations and partners. We invests in creating an engaging learning journey through practicing and experimenting. We aim to create conditions that will help our students 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 bringing 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 Events at the Rosehill, one of Brighton’s exceptional venues. The Rosehill have also offered residencies to students and alumni and are sponsoring the DMSA Rosehill prize.
- Ongoing collaboration and student involvement with Ithaca. Ithaca have offered work opportunities to our students. They also award the Ithaca prize to our Finalists for their Degree Show pieces.
- Radio and Transmission Art work and and radio programmes by students presented on Resonance FM and Resonance Extra.
- Involvement with Sound Art Brighton where students have exhibited but also curated works as part of Sounder.
- 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 OUTLANDS Network, ONCA Gallery (Brighton), The Lighthouse, Our Future City, and Spektral-Raumohr in Berlin.
- Student and Alumni involvement in the student-run ID Spectral label and collective.
- Participation in workshops lead by Vulpestruments, STEIM, bela platform and others.
An important learning resource for our students is the experience, insights and personal practice of the academic staff. Coming from various backgrounds and carrying a host of knowledge and practical wisdom, the members of the DMSA team are interested in sharing transferable skills and mentoring for achieving the best professional practice in the creative industries. Staff and student collaboration in these external activities is pivotal and encouraged throughout the three years of the course.