A New Record from the Music Technology Students

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MUSIC technology students have set a record ... for the number of first class degrees on their course.

The super-talented group placed themselves at the top of the class by picking up five firsts BSc (Honours) in Music Technology. The Teesside University course is delivered at the new Middlesbrough College and the university's main campus using state-of-the-art recording studios and performance venues.

Students learn everything from how to run recording studio sessions and perform and engineer live performances to how to set up an internet radio station and compose and create synthesized music and sound. Course co-ordinator Kendall Wrightson said: "The results are testament to the hard work, effort and commitment that everyone involved with the course has put in. "The students on this course were outstanding. Not only are they intelligent and hard-working but also they are great guys with brilliant personalities and most importantly their hearts were in the right place."

The course is designed for students wanting to pursue careers in hi tech music performance recording and studio production sound design live sound production music audio for video and broadcast industries.

One of the successful students, Russ Hart from Hartlepool, gained a first class for every module over his three year degree. He said: "I didn't go to university until the age of 26 and it was an unplanned, last minute and compulsive decision, but I met the course team and knew immediately that they'd be a great team to work with and that this was the right course for me.

"I'm thrilled with my result. It's nice after putting a lot of effort in for it to be recognised especially after everyone on the course worked so hard. …