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DaniHel
post Jul 7 2009, 09:08 PM
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Hey everyone.

I have officially concluded high school. In my country there is a course that is supposed to open, the first of its kind of audio and music technology, which is an amazing course, but apparently signing up will only be available in september...
They will require some sort of curriculum, a letter explaining why i want to attend and then an interview. I might or might not get it, but i have to get into something.

I was wondering if in the UK there are schools where i can get a degree (college) in music. Guitar, studio work or something else. I know of some schools in the UK but i´m not quite sure of them.

Didn´t Emir attend one of those schools and got a degree?

If anyone could help me out (sooner than later), i would really appreciate it.

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post Jul 7 2009, 09:21 PM
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The Guitar Institute was the school Emir went to, I believe. They offer a degree in a lot of diffrent paths.

It's my dream to go there some day as well ^^


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post Jul 7 2009, 09:54 PM
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Thanks

If i was aiming for guitar, what would be a better college choice? Degree or Higher Diploma? Or is one the continuation of the other?

Any courses on studio production?


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post Jul 7 2009, 11:17 PM
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Not a comment on GI/ICMP but a more general observation.

I work in UK Higher Education and to award an Undergrad HNC/HND/Degree or Post Grad you need to be either an accredited UK University or be recognised as a Degree awarding body - or properly affiliated by one such - by the appropriate HE authority. If they are not then as far as I am aware you cannot be awarded a recognised UK University qualification. If the institution is recognised as such then I would have thought that they would say so explicitly.

Continuing on, Degree comes after a Higher Diploma (HND/HNC): ONC/OND<HNC/HND<BA/BMuS<MA/MMus<DPhil<PhD. (I'm being picky as technically a DPhil=PhD but in practical academic terms it doesn't).

Courses on Studio Production - there are a lot at UK Universities and affiliates. Take some time and look around - there is a lot of competition and choice.


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post Jul 8 2009, 12:26 AM
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I finished 3 years at The Institute and now have BMus degree. You pay, pass audition and study. There is nothing more to that. If you need more info, everything is on their website and I can also help you if you have questions.


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post Jul 8 2009, 09:14 AM
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There is also BIMM, both the brighton institute and I think there is now a bristol branch that opened.

I did a degree in audio technology at a university, was worth doing. But, it's more technical rather than musical - primarily audio electronics, pro studio practice, digital circuits, software, physics, acoustics and mathematics. A lot more difficult that people initially think, and a lot of people end up dropping out. But at the same time, it's very useful as a musician. I met a lot of other musicians on the course and got a lot of studio time recording in a very well kitted out studio, which is very difficult to do if you're not already an accomplished musician or engineer.

Like any course, musical or technical though, you have to be pro-active. Most of what I learnt at uni I did in my spare time, I built amps, effects, guitars, wrote plug-ins, did private recordings in the studios, all sorts of things. You just have to use what being in that environment gives you and live and breathe it, and make sure you also do the course work so you pass wink.gif

For me that's worked out better, because I practice a lot musically and take lessons now privately, so I can better my musicianeyness. Then I will competant in both the technical areas and the musical areas.
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There is also BIMM, both the brighton institute and I think there is now a bristol branch that opened.


BIMM is also popular. You have ACM in Guilford as well. There is Guitar-X in London - part of Thames Valley University. They used to be one school together with the Institute but they split up.


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