19 May, 2008 – University of Bolton and Manchester School of Sound Recording develop 1st UK Music Video Degree
The University of Bolton and Manchester School of Sound Recording have teamed up to develop the UK's FIRST music video course – BSc Hons in Music Video Production.
The course is currently going through the validation processand is due to be rolled out to prospective students this September.
Combining academic and practical studies it will give students an insight into the recent history of the art form and an understanding of the processes used to develop and build music videos as well as ‘hands on’ experience using cameras, lighting and sound, studio production techniques, as well as post production processes and marketing.
The University of Bolton and Manchester’s School of Sound Recording have been successfully working in partnership since 2005 when their first joint course, a foundation degree in Sound Engineering and Design, was launched. This has been followed by further collaboration on degree courses in Sound Engineering and Design and Sound Engineering Systems.
This latest development is a reflection of the region’s rapid expansion in the creative industries in readiness for the development of Mediacity in Salford, which will be completed around 2011 and which will include five BBC departments. It is estimated that between 10,000 and 15,000 jobs, many of them in the creative industries, will be created with the development.
Roger Jackson, a lecturer in the University of Bolton’s Games Computing and Creative Technologies School, said : ‘The combination of technical, creative and theoretical learning offered by the University of Bolton and the School of Sound Recording is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in this art form which is at the leading edge of so many new developments and techniques in creative technologies.’
Ian Hu, Principal at the School of Sound Recording added: ‘This is a unique and cutting-edge collaboration between industry and an academic institution. Here at the School of Sound Recording, we give students specific and targeted current industry knowledge, outstanding facilities, tutors who are working in the industry and a large number of creative industry partners who are world leaders in the field of audio and video from the manufacturing and service industries.
‘All of this gives our students a definite advantage over those studying on similar courses at other institutions,’ he said.
The BSc (Hons) in Music Video Production will be showcased at an open evening to be held at the School of Sound Recording on Thursday 22 May. For further details, visit www.studysound.com.
Source: University of Bolton press release