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Mark is the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) in Music Production. He is also a panel member of the C@N-DO team, monitoring applications for Advance HE membership. Mark also manages the HE Partnerships for the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology.
Mark has 20+ years experience teaching in Higher Education and has extensive knowledge of curriculum design and external verification.
Outside of his teaching and research commitments, Mark composes electronic music and is a sound designer for theatre and other art-based projects. Mark also plays Guitar and drums.
Mark Thursby's research interests lie across the following areas:
1) analytic philosophy and philosophy of mind: consciousness and naturalistic approaches to the exploration of self and qualia. Heterophenomenology and third-person analysis of first-person ontology.
2) psychology and evolutionary psychology: cognitive bias, evolutionary approaches to learning, learning theory, intuition and reason, group behaviour, biological analysis of politics and gender.
3) Critical theory in music: postmodernism, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, marxism, social constructionism vs epistemology.
4) Composition: acousmatic, drum and bass, electonic, synthesis, sampling, harmonic series and just intonation, digital audio and glitch
5) Music theory and improvisation: student understanding of music theory in the digital age.
Mark Thursby is the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Music Production at the University of Northampton. His teaching interests are:
* Music Production - synthesis, sound design, exploration of audio in the digital domain.
* Composition - acoustimatic, electronic and drum and bass.
* Music theory: harmony, jazz, fusion, improvisation
* Acoustics and psychoacoustics: harmony, pitch, just intonation, equally tempered scales, perception of sound
He teaches the following modules:
MUS1141 - Music Production Analysis
MUS1142 - Creative Music Production Techniques
MUS2140 - How Music Works
MUS2148 - Critical Listening & Mastering
MUS2150 - DAW2 Synthesis
MUS2151 - DAW2 Sampling
MUS3130 - Music Education
Master, Philosophy , University of Nottingham
1 Sep 2004 → 31 May 2006
Award Date: 31 May 2006
Master, Certificate in Education , University of Northampton
1 Sep 2000 → 31 May 2031
Award Date: 31 May 2002
Bachelor, BA (Hons) Music and Recording, University of Salford
1 Sep 1996 → 31 May 1999
Award Date: 31 May 1999
Researcher and visiting lecturer, dBs Music
1 Sep 2015 → …
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › peer-review