University Course

Discussion in 'Production' started by greenflydnb, May 14, 2012.

  1. greenflydnb

    greenflydnb Member

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    Guys...

    I want to go to university to study Music Production, is Music Technology the best option? Has/is anyone doing this?

    Cheers.
     
  2. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    OMG. Great opportunity to stop someone from getting into thousands of pounds worth of debt getting a degree that no employer would look twice.








    Who's gonna step up to the plate?
     
  3. greenflydnb

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    lol if you can do that and give me a better option then happy days!! ?
     
  4. `Matt

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    Sound engieering/electrical engieering would be a far better choice and would help your music production somewhat aswell. Making tunes is a hobby not a degree!
     
  5. greenflydnb

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    Yeh but i want to learn about all the technical things aswell, sound engineering sounds cool, i reckon if i understand all the technical stuff it will really help. And plus i could make tunes throughout the whole time at uni ;). I love music and want to learn everything possible about it.
     
  6. parsons19

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    If you wanna go to uni and do production go for it mate :)

    I am definitely considering it! Like, seriously, I still have another year of A Levels to go yet though
     
  7. fractal

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    yeh but do you want to live like a bum for the rest of your life?

    you think if you get a degree in music production you will be able to make killer tunes that everyone wants to spend money on or what? is there another area youre interested in?
     
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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Why do you need to pay out thousands to learn what you want? the internet is a wide place filled with information
     
  9. savoirfaire

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    As said youre better off doing sound engineering or related degree that gives you better chance of getting a job in such an industry - mixing mastering, sound production, technology

    it may not be as orientated towards music production but it will teach you skills related to that anyway.

    Think strategically.

    Why do a degree in art and be a wasteman when you can do a degree in digital web design and marketing?
     
  10. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    I did a HND in sound eng, then a degree in media tech which was video and audio, found i enjoyed video more. now i am doing very well. alot of my mates went into the acoustics side, get on the course and u will discover areas which interest u more then others then go with it...its not just about learnin 'sound engineering' its learning all aspects and u will find yourself doing different stuff....do it mate
     
  11. parsons19

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    Oh by the way a production course isn't just aimed at making your own music. It teaches you about producing bands in a studio etc.

    I also believe you learn about mixing etc. a live act, Sound Engineer!

    The course I looked at does anyways
     
  12. greenflydnb

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    True, well i figured i love music, its the only thing I'm properly interested in, whatever job your in you should always enjoy it right? Its still only an idea, i don't want to fucking work in a shop, call centre, anything like that, i don't know what to do.
     
  13. neddez

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    Yeah man I'm in a similar boat but decided that it's not worth all the debts and shit.

    On paper it's a fairly bollocks degree and at £9k a year it'll leave you worse off (IMO and the opinions of the people I've discussed it with).

    If you don't know what you wanna do take a gap year? It gives you time to think about shit and/or make a lil money. I went to Australia for a year, ended up making £100 a day.

    edit: Also in regards to this:

    I think you'll find that there aren't many people who can say they enjoy their jobs, so it's more of a blessing than a human right. That being said, I'm willing to risk not getting a degree (gasp) in order to see if I can secure myself an income doing something I'm passionate about (or gives me the time to do it).
     
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  14. greenflydnb

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    Sound! What you doing now then man?

    ---------- Post added at 21:09 ---------- Previous post was at 21:07 ----------

    Yeh this was my first idea, but don't have the money to do that :(, how did you go about doing that?
     
  15. neddez

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    For me, I had about £2k in savings (£1k after buying a return ticket). Had to borrow another £1k from my parents in order to get me established, but when I was, things were pretty sweet.

    I'm a bit hesitant to be all 'yeah do it mate' as my future is uncertain. Came back from Aus about 9 months ago, I'm unemployed (voluntarily) and not in education, but I DO have money and I DO have a lot of free time to spend producing... so swings and roundabouts. Where I'll be a couple years from now, who's to say?

    What last year DID give me was perspective on who I was, where I was at and where I wanted to be. So for that alone I'd say it's worth taking a year out for. I could still go to Uni now (although it'd cost 3x as much as it would have done..) if I wanted.

    I'm not looking to make money from music (would be great) but from starting a business. Nothing major, but something that gives me the time and freedom to pursue music as a hobby really. Only really dipped my toes in the water so far though.

    If you wanna know anything else lemme know
     
  16. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    check the recent were do you work thread!
     
  17. `Matt

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    This is pretty off topic but how did you get out to aus and what was the visa situation like. I gather you can go out there for a year as an unskilled worker/hoilday. Been thinking about fucking off to aus/canada as ive been unemployed for too long now and the job i was just about to start today fell threw :/
     
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    That sounds pretty cool man, id love to do anything like that, did you find it hard to get into?
     
  19. neddez

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    How did I get out there? With a plane ticket and a Visa (£120) basically. There's a few other bits and bobs (travel insurance etc) but that's basically it.

    The working holiday Visa (417) gives you 12 months in Australia.

    I went when I was 18 through some lame company (you basically pay them £500-1000 and they babysit you for 2 weeks, not really necessary). Use gumtree to find work etc. The economy is fucking good over there, so your money has a lot of value when you exchange it for £ at the end.

    A LOT of Brits go over to Australia so it's a well-trodden path, part of the culture etc. They call them backpackers.
     
  20. greenflydnb

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    Know how you feel mate, dry as fuck init!! Guessing you want to go away just to think about what you wanna do? and have fun of course :)
     
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