Applications are open for the Richie Hawtin Ph.D. Scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures, and Production at the University of Huddersfield!
Let’s be honest, the dance music industry can be an absolute beast to break into, or attain longevity in a market that’s constantly evolving. But, when it comes to achieving your dreams, every avenue must be examined. For many, this may bring them back to the classroom in the quest for guidance and education from the pros. Techno legend Richie Hawtin understands just how invaluable music education can be, and so he has partnered with the University of Huddersfield to offer a PhD scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures, and Production.
This fateful partnership began when Richie Hawtin first offered himself up as a subject for a Ph.D. over ten years ago. With his heart fully engulfed in the education process and his honorary doctorate in tow, he returned on multiple occasions to offer up services as big as a masterclass and as personal as one on one advice. Fast forward to the present, with the unveiling of this new scholarship opportunity, students will not only get to tap the brain of the Plus 8 and From Our Minds label boss but will also have access to the university’s multiple cutting-edge production studios while working within the Popular Music Studies Research Group (PMSRG).
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I’m honoured to continue my relationship with the University of Huddersfield and participate in their Ph.D. Scholarship program. My hope is to offer my experience and insight into the many areas of Techno culture which I’ve been involved in over the past thirty years. To assist in a student’s exploration of the past and inner workings of our industry and help them offer new critical analysis from a contemporary perspective.Richie Hawtin
Applications are now open but should be acted on quickly because February 10 is the final day for submission. The university will choose the winning applicant, but not without advice from Richie Hawtin himself. It’s important to note that while Huddersfield residency is preferred, there’s also a long-distance learning route available.
Head to the University of Huddersfield’s website for more information, including how to apply. Continue on to check out the list of scholarship inclusions. Classes begin in September of 2023!
Successful candidates can expect the following:
- Full waiver of tuition fees.
- Automatic consideration, for appropriate research projects, for the Creative Music Production Scholarship and/or the Nitin Sawhney Scholarship in Popular Music (both of which provide an annual stipend of £17,668 in addition to a fee waiver).
- Full-time Ph.D. study for three years beginning in September 2023.
- Supervision from internationally renowned staff, including, if appropriate to the subject of the research project, some tutorial support from Richie Hawtin.
- Opportunities for creative production work, collaborative projects, publication, and the expectation to gain teaching experience.
- Access to the Teaching Assistant Preparation Programme (TAPP), which can lead to the qualification of Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
- Access to additional financial support through the Postgraduate Support Fund of the School of Arts and Humanities.
- If not successful, consideration for a partial fee waiver or full-fee study.