16th March, 2012

Experts Entertain Stow College Sound Production Students at New BBC HQ

Sound Production Students Get a Glimpse of What Their Futures Could Hold

A group of budding sound production students from Stow College have been given a glimpse of what their futures could hold after visiting the BBC Scotland studios.

On Thursday 16th February seven students from Stow College's Sound Production courses - NC, 1st and 2nd year HND - plus one staff member visited the BBC Scotland studios in Pacific Quay at the invitation of the Audio Engineering Society.

The evening - organised by the Audio Engineering Society - included talks on the technical aspects of BBC Scotland’s move from Queen Margaret Drive, their sound desk and communications systems and was followed by a tour of the studio facilities.

Faculty of Creative Industries Lecturer Graham Gunn said: “It made sense that students were offered this chance to broaden their scope of the sound production industry. The talks were interesting, particularly how they communicate with all the areas, and it was great to see how it's all done.

“The students especially appreciated the tour, seeing the skills required for broadcasting and recording of programmes, complementing the knowledge and skills gained within other areas of the courses.”

Stow College is Scotland's longest established College in the field of sound production and with the College’s lecturing staff extremelyactive and experienced industry practitioners. The College offer students the chance to learn hands-on skills through the use of their very own recording studio, which is further enhanced with visits, such as this, to see how their skills could work in the real world. The College is also the only education facility in Scotland which has set up its own record label.

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