Music Technology Students Are Record Breakers

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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 six firsts B.Sc. (Honours) in music technology. The Teesside University course (which achieved 100% satisfaction in this year's National Student Survey) 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 Shaun Martin 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, Jack Laidlaw from Newcastle, gained a first class for every module over his three year degree. Jack's own website, which includes examples of music he engineered as part of his degree is www.jackissound.com You can check out a selection of music created by students on the B. …