Adrian works at the University of the West of England as an Associate Head of Department in Computer Science and Creative Technologies. He is responsible for the Creative Technologies cluster of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes which include Digital Media, Games Technology and Music Technology. He was, until recently, the programme leader for Creative Music Technology.
Before taking up his current role at UWE Bristol in the summer of 2016 he was a Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts and Deputy Director of the UWE Bristol Centre for Performing Arts and alongside his teaching in Music Technology organised a large number of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities including the UWE Big Band, UWE Jazz, Contemporary Music Group and the UWE Symphony Orchestra, of which he is still a conductor.
Adrian has taught on, and been a module leader for, a number of modules on the Music Technology courses at UWE Bristol including, Advanced Composition, Advanced Composition II, Music Concepts, and Advanced Performance. He is also a tutor on the final year project module and has supervised a large number of projects related to musical composition, musical analysis and the exploration of creative practice through technology.
Having developed the Music Technology programmes over the past few years (with Creative Music Technology receiving an unprecedented 100% National Student Satisfaction score for the past two years). Adrian has also authored the majority of the structure and modules for a new degree in Music that will be delivered at UWE Bristol from September 2018 in partnership with the Music Technology programmes.
Adrian believes that teaching within an Higher Educational context is a privilege. He is especially proud to work at UWE Bristol where it is possible to explore a traditional subject such as Music through the lens of technology and computing – something particularly relevant to Creativity in the 21st Century.