Mr Chris Wilson

Position: Senior Lead in Learning Enhancement and Senior Lecturer in Performance

College: College of Arts

Department: Media and Performing Arts

Subject area: Music

Research Centre: D-Marc

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About

I am Senior Lead in Learning Enhancement in the Department of Learning Enhancement with strategic responsibility for learning and teaching practice at the University of Derby. Working closely with learning technology colleagues I coordinate the Academic Practice Programme for the University and lead staff development supporting practice change in learning and teaching activity across the institution. I chair the Derby panel for the accredited Higher Education Academy process and support colleagues across the university in the development of claims for professional recognition and also lead on a number of projects working towards development of the student learning experience.

 

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across a range of subjects in creative music practice, scholarship and research. My principle areas of expertise are music composition and arrangement, song writing, popular music studies, creative studies, creative practice, and scholarship and research.

Professional interests

I am a classically trained violinist and composer and I maintain active engagement with commercial music composition, sound art/design and sound installation.

Research interests

My principles area of research interest is creativity in the arts and in education. With a focus on learning and teaching, I also maintain research activity in music composition, electronic music, sound art, sound installation, and theatrical sound design.

Membership of professional bodies

I am an Associate and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and active Member of the American Creativity Association.

Qualifications

  • BMus (Hons) Music Composition, Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Coventry University
  • Master of Philosophy (Music Composition), Birmingham Conservatoire

Recent publications

  • Wilson, C., & Brown, M., (2014) The Business of Invention: Considering Project Management in the Arts and Industry, in Reisman, F, K., Ed., Creativity in Business, KIE Conference book series: ISBN 978-1-85924-296-4.
  • Brown, M., & Wilson, C., (2014) Creative Dynamics: Artistic Production As A Model of Creative Interaction, in Reisman, F, K., Ed., Creativity in Business, KIE Conference book series: ISBN 978-1-85924-296-4.
  • Wilson, C., & Brown, M. (2013) Extending Realities: Creativity, Artistry and Technology, in Reisman, F., (Ed.) ‘Creativity: Process, Product, Personality, Environment & Technology’. KIE Conference book series. ISBN: 978-1-85924-202-5.
  • Brown, M., & Wilson, C. (2013) Between Possibilities and Places: Cognitive Metaphor, Creativity, Art and Education, in Reisman, F., (ED) ‘Creativity: Process, Product, Personality, Environment & Technology’. KIE Conference book series, (2013). ISBN: 978-1-85924-202-5.
  • Wilson, C., Lennox, P. Dr, (2012) Education for Innovation: exploring the place of creativity, invention and entrepreneurship in higher education. International IETSD conference, Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, India, September 3-5, 2012. ISBN: 978-81-920-460-5-5.
  • Wilson, C., Brown, M. (2012) Sound, Space, Image and Music: Hybridity in Creative Process through Technology, Interactivity and Collaboration, Journal of Music, Technology and Education, Vol. 5, No. 1, 22/5/12, pp. 89-107 (19), Intellect.

Recent conferences

  • Wilson, C., & Semmens-Wheeler, R., (2014) An Oblique Strategies Approach to Creative Assessment Design,‘Changing the Learning Landscape’HEA workshop event: www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/10_June_Online_assessment_CLL
  • Brown, M., & Wilson, C. (2013) Between Possibilities and Places, American Creativity Association International Conference: Creativity for Sale, 27-28 September 2013. University of Southern Maine, Auburn, US: http://prezi.com/phfbu-5yhani
  • Wilson, C., Brown, M. (2013) Pedagogy, Personal Development, Employability and the Creativity Toolkit, American Creativity Association International Conference: Creativity for Sale, 27-28 September 2013. University of Southern Maine, Auburn, US: http://prezi.com/dlzueu3bjewk
  • Wilson, C. (2013) The Pedagogy of Creativity for Graduate Employability: Exploring the impact of creativity programmes on undergraduate personal development and academic integration, International Conference of the Learner, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece, 13-15 July 2013.
  • Wilson, C. & Hughes, G. (2013) The Student Transition Project, University of Derby Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference, Buxton, 4th July 2013.
  • Wilson, C., Brown, M. (2013) Factory, Multimedia Performance Installation, International Format Photography Festival opening conference, April 2013, Derby, UK.
  • Wilson, C., Brown, M. (2012) The Colour of Sound and the Noise of Vision: An Exploration of Cross-Domain and Interdisciplinary Creativity in the Arts. American Creativity Association International Conference: Innovation by Design, 21-22 September 2012. Drexel University, Philadelphia, US.
  • Wilson, C., Lennox, P. Dr, (2012) Education for Innovation: exploring the place of creativity, invention and entrepreneurship in higher education. International IETSD conference, Innovations in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, India, September 3-5, 2012.
  • Wilson, C. (2012) Education, Creativity and the Arts. Keynote presentation given at the Arts Derbyshire conference, 16/7/12.
  • Wilson, C., Brown, M. (2012) Through the prISM: Sound, Colour, Movement, Process, Space. Presentation at the University of Derby ‘Sounds in Space’symposium, 2/7/12. Creative Technologies Research Group.
  • Wilson, C. (2011) Creativity and Innovation in Education and Industry. Keynote presentation, Creative Derbyshire Innovation Expo, 8 Nov, 2011. www.creativederbyshire.com/2011-innovation-expo.html
  • Wilson, C. (2011) Creativity in Higher Education: Culture, Nurture, Cultivate, Warrior, Mine. Conference poster and paper given at the Learning, Teaching & Assessment Conference, Buxton, Derbyshire, July 7. Creativity in Higher Education a creativity safari through qaa subject benchmark documents
  • Wilson, C. (2011) Creative Mobile Application Design. Presentation to Creative Industries Network, Creative Exchange, University of Derby, June 27.
  • Wilson, C. (2011) Technology, Artistry and Creativity: Exploring the impact of technology on the pedagogy of creativity in the arts in higher education. Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation Symposium, Journal of Media Practice, 24th June. www.box.net/s/z3r1c8mm034rcauyyjaq
  • Brown, M., Wilson, C. (2011) Technology, Creativity and Hybridity, The Digital Hybridity and Sounds In Space Symposium, University of Derby, 17 June.
  • Brown, M., Wilson, C. (2011) Between the Places and Sustain-digital art installation, The Digital Hybridity and Sounds In Space Symposium, University of Derby, 17 June. www.behance.net/gallery/Sustain/1334223
  • Brown, M., Wilson, C. (2011) Sound, Space, Image and Music: hybridity in creative process through technology and interactivity (submitted) The Forum for Innovation in Music Production and Composition, Leeds College of Music.
  • Wilson, C., Wiggins, B. (2011) Do TEL! 15 simple techniques for technology enhanced learning, ADT Staff Conference, University of Derby, 14 April.
  • Wilson, C. (2011) Technology, Artistry and Creativity: Exploring the impact of technology on the pedagogy of creativity in the arts in higher education.  American Creativity Association (ACA) International Conference, Fort Lauderdale, March 31-April 1.
  • Wilson, C., Goto, J. Prof. (2011) Workshop ‘On Creativity’at Annual Research Conference, University of Derby.
  • Wilson, C. (2011) Technology, Artistry and Creativity, DMARC Symposium 'Digital Dialogues', University of Derby. www2.derby.ac.uk/dmarc/events/106/222-dd-vid-wilson
  • Wilson, C. (2010) Assessment and Learning: Exploring the Value of Formative Assessment. Conference poster given at the Learning, Teaching & Assessment Conference, Buxton, Derbyshire, July 2010.
  • Wilson, C. (2010) Sound Design for Contemporary Shakespearean Theatre: Performance as Research for Curriculum Enhancement. Conference poster and presentation given at the Learning, Teaching & Assessment Conference, Buxton, Derbyshire, July 2010. Sound design for contemporary Shakespearean theatre
  • Wilson, C. (2009) Using Assessment to Support Student Attainment: The Student Perspective Revisited. Conference poster presented at the Learning, Teaching & Assessment Conference, Buxton, Derbyshire, July 2009.

Additional interests and activities

  • Photography and video production.
  • Session Musician for Nizlopi, 2004. Half These Songs Are About You, fdm.
  • Session Musician for L'Ame Immortelle, 2004. Als Die Liebe Starb, Gun Supersonic.
  • Musical Director for Sopor Aeternus Ensemble of Shadows.

Experience in industry

I have professional experience in music production including as a session musician for Nizlopi, 2004 (Half These Songs Are About You, fdm), and for L'Ame Immortelle, 2004 (Als Die Liebe Starb, Gun Supersonic). I have also acted as Musical Director for Sopor Aeternus Ensemble of Shadows.

International experience

My principle areas of international experience relate to conference attendance and presentation including active membership of the American Creativity Association and the Torrance Centre for Creativity Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia. I have presented in Greece, Latvia, and at many universities in the US and across the UK.

In the media

I have given interviews for TV, radio and print media.

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Contact details

Email: c.j.wilson@derby.ac.uk
Campus: Markeaton Street site, Derby Campus, Derby Campus, Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus