John is the Course Leader and teaches on the research and contextual modules, interdisciplinary production modules, supervising finalist students develop their work for a public audience. He is the Director of Studies for a small number of level eight students on a Professional Doctorate in Creative Arts Practice. His current practice and research involves an investigation incorporating a wide range of inter-media practices around the areas of sonic and visual arts with an emphasis on medium specificity.



Paul teaches on the Composition and Career Focus strands of the Music Production course. He is the Academic Lead for the Performing Arts Area of the School, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His career in music began as a bass guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer in the late 1970s, releasing music in the UK, Europe and the USA and his current research is focussed on music education.



Phil teaches on the music composition, recording and production modules. He Co-Founded the Global Sound Movement, an international research project that is concerned with the integration of hand built musical instruments into Western music production; this project won the ‘Excellence and Innovation in the Arts’ category at the Times Higher Education Awards.  He is an Apple Certified Trainer in Logic Pro X; He is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and works as a Freelance Music Producer and Professional Musician.



Phil teaches on the recording modules across all years. He is a Pro Tools Certified Trainer and delivers training to the year one cohort. He is a member of ‘The Global Sound Movement’ (GSM) sampling unique instruments from around the world and offering these sounds to composers/producers. He has been credited as sound engineer on many recordings for a wide variety of artists. As a composer, credits include TV series soundtracks and TV/ Radio commercials. 



Dan is a practicing technological artist, composer, and academic, as well as a Senior Lecturer at UCLan in Music and Multimedia Arts. His work intersects through multi-channel audio installation, electronic sculpture, video and sensor based A/V environments, through which he explores mapping and sites, crossing over from the live environment to the gallery space. His current research is in the use of technology within sonic architecture.



Joshua is an Artist, Composer and Academic working at UCLan. Joshua’s practice engages with minimal extents in music and in sound.  He explores how reduced time, material, sound-object, place, and gesture can affect compositional process, the realised work, and audience engagement.  Joshua works within acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic remits, often presenting the work alongside other disciplines.  Joshua’s practice and research has been disseminated internationally including presentations at Tate Modern, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, and Ljudbio på Slottsbiografen.


Many guests are also invited to host lectures, sessions, and workshops in various modules on all years of the course. These guests range from academics and composers to business professionals and sound designers.