Dr David Watt


Sector Manager - Music and Music Business


  • Sector Manager - Music and Music Business
  • Programme Leader - MMus Music


  • PhD Electroacoustic Composition, University of Keele
  • MA Digital Music Technology, University of Keele
  • BMus Music, Kingston University
  • PGCE, University of Essex


David Watt


Teaching subjects

  • HNC Music
  • BA Popular Music
  • MMus Composition for Film and Television

Technical/Research interests

  • View David's PURE Profile
  • Electroacoustic Music Composition: practice-led research exploring vocal and narrative connections.
    • Chatter. 2015. Acousmatic Work. Paper and Performance at INTIME2015 Symposium, Coventry University.
    • Central Line. 2012. Music for Video. Available at www.davidwattmusic.co.uk
  • Attendance at HEA Popular Music Pedagogy Day, University of Edinburgh, Jan 2014

Employment history

  • External Examiner, Staffordshire University
  • Lecturer (2008 - 13) and Programme Leader (2011-13): BA(Hons) Music Production, BA (Hons) Music Performance, Production and Composition. South Essex College
  • Visiting Lecturer: BA Music. University of Bristol. 2008
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Staff Spotlight

Dr David Watt is programme leader for the MMus in Music and Sector Manager for Music and Music Business. His PhD is in Electroacoustic Music Composition. Having joined Perth College UHI in 2014, David is part of a vibrant, active and friendly team that encourage students and staff to grow, grasping opportunities and excelling in creative challenges.

David specialises in composition and music technology and teaches these subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. David also represents Perth College UHI abroad by presenting at national conferences and teaching in China.