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Head of Academic Studies and Postgraduate Programme Leader (TEA)



Jim McGowan is an educator and practitioner in the fields of sound design, interactive media and software development with over 20 years of professional experience.

In recognition of his achievements in teaching and learning in the arts, Jim was awarded a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2008.  He was a founder of the Profile Group, a UK wide group of arts educators promoting best practices in tertiary theatrical education.  He was a founding member of the JISC VLE group, a higher education organisation that promoted the use of technology enhanced and blended learning across universities in Scotland.  He is the founder and software developer at Malkinware, an academic software company.

Jim holds a Master of Arts in Music and Theatre Studies from the University of Glasgow and a Master of Science in Sound and Music for Interactive Games from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Jim is exploring the use of interactive game technologies to enhance the flexibility and artistic opportunities in live performance and in developing performance development tools that make use of augmented and virtual realities.

Jim has contributed to arts accessibility projects around the world and hopes to continue to use technology to enhance the artistic experience for creators, performers and audiences.

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