The Gus Dudgeon Foundation have announced that their Post Graduate Summer Course will be taking place once again this year. The course involves a spending a week at the Gus Dudgeon MCI Studio based at The Atrium campus of Glamorgan University in Cardiff.
Led by music producer Phil Harding who has been responsible for major hits with Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode and Erasure to name a few, the course is open to the top graduating student from each J.A.M.E.S. approved audio engineering courses.
"It was a great honour for me to lead this course in it’s inaugural year," said Phil Harding, "and to be able to take the course into its second year is brilliant! I learned my trade as an assistant engineer, or tape-jockey as Gus used to call us, during the mid 1970’s at the Marquee Studios, London where Gus Dudgeon was one of the studios main clients on the MCI J500-series desk. Gus’s version of that desk now proudly takes centre stage in the Gus Dudgeon control room at The Atrium campus of Glamorgan University, Cardiff."
The course offers the opportunity for the top graduating students to experience recording on both analogue and digital systems, and is free to successful applicants. Accommodation costs will also be met by the foundation and J.A.M.E.S. sponsors. It is required that all entries are submitted by the course leaders and must provide an explanation of why in their opinion they feel their top student deserves to take part in the course.
Upon successfully completing the course, each student will earn 10 credits valued at Masters level, and they will also receive a J.A.M.E.S. certificate signed by Phil Harding himself to confirm their achievement.