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SoundNinja



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Universities
      #871721 - 30/10/10 06:47 PM
Hey Guys,

I'm looking at going to a University to study Audio and Technology further. Without meaning to sound unprofessional, does anyone have any experience of going to Uni as I'm trying to decide between Leeds Met. and the University of West England (UWE (Bristol)) atm, and if anyone has any knowledge or experience of these places i'd love to hear

Thank you


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Mike Stranks
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Re: Universities new [Re: SoundNinja]
      #871734 - 30/10/10 08:34 PM
Have a careful read through this thread:

Thread re: value of university courses

... and then come back if you still have any questions.

PS. Welcome!


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narcoman
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Re: Universities new [Re: SoundNinja]
      #871742 - 30/10/10 09:26 PM
Read that thread VERY carefully.


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ej_whyte



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Re: Universities new [Re: SoundNinja]
      #872364 - 02/11/10 07:52 PM
Although I respect the opinions of the two posts above, I do feel that my uni course has been worthwhile, and it has provided me with two great opportunities which wouldn't of been available if I hadn't done it:

1. Free, unlimited access to pro level equipment, (almost) whenever and for as a long as I want. There is no way I would have been able to afford all the gear we have and (I'm guessing here) I get to do a lot more than I would if I just had a tea-boy job in a commercial studio.

2. My uni has very good links for its placement years, giving me a better chance of getting my foot in the door (I hope). Students have been to EMI, Pinewood and Audient to name a few, and most of them have secured jobs there afterwards.

Whilst the actual 'degree' may not be worth it, I think the experience and opportunities that come with it are.


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Re: Universities new [Re: SoundNinja]
      #872391 - 02/11/10 11:10 PM
which course is this? EMI don't take graduates on in studios - they only own one now.


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ej_whyte



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Re: Universities new [Re: narcoman]
      #872473 - 03/11/10 02:03 PM
Quote narcoman:

which course is this? EMI don't take graduates on in studios - they only own one now.




Birmingham Conservatoire/Millenium Point.

I didn't mean studio work though, more as part of the actual label work I think that one is.


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Re: Universities new [Re: ej_whyte]
      #872627 - 04/11/10 08:25 AM
Hmmm... unfortunately you've been royally shafted by David Cameron and George Osborne

You'll get plenty out of a course, but £6-9k per annum could most definitely be spent better. If you do go for it, make sure you get sufficient access to the facilities and use them all hours you can.

In fact, come to think of it... pay me £6k a year and I'll give you one to one tuition, real work experience and access to all the facilities you could ask for! OK, it sounds crazy, and I'm joking, but you'd learn more...


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