Once I was graduated with my Bachelor's degree, I directly knew that I want to continue with my academic career by adding a master degree afterwards. But in the first place, I did not feel confident regarding the course I would like to attend. After a long to and fro and countless hours of research and visits of open days, I finally decided upon a suitable course and university. In the following, both will be explained more in detail.
After I completed A-levels, I immediately started with my Audio Engineering Diploma at the SAE Institute ("School of Audio Engineering") and in collaboration with that course my Bachelor study Bachelor of Arts - Audio Production at the Middlesex University, London. In summer 2016 I was graduated and started working full-time. For more and detailed information feel free to visit my always up-to-date Linkedin profile.
Here you can watch an interview with SAE alumni Ricky Damian who is now working as an audio engineer for Mark Ronson.
As a result of my research for the future master course and university, the winner was the Middlesex University again. In the end, I chose the full-time course "Master of Arts - Arts Management" which will start in October. This course covers key subjects related to the management and structure of the arts and cultural industries, with a particular focus on the relationships between creativity and management.
This master degree is the perfect supplement to my previous study which was mainly focused on the technical production itself and the project-related management. Now I can deepen my knowledge and widen my skills in the fields of general arts management to overview the whole business not only, e.g. the album production. My two additional modules to particularly focus on will be "creative events management" and "creative start-ups". Because of the steadily growing live event sector in the music business and the topicality of the start-up culture I chose this combination of modules to have an excellent master course.
- Arts management in practice
- Arts and music marketing and finance
- Independent project (practical project which I appreciate at this university)
Our graduates are highly attractive to employers across the entire spectrum of arts and creative industries worldwide. Our graduates go onto work in such fields as management, marketing, outreach, production and fundraising
The Middlesex University
The Middlesex University London is a public university in the northern district, Hendon. It is currently the highest-ranked modern university in London. The Middlesex University was awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 for the quality of its teaching, learning and outcomes for students. Its approach is to offer career-focused courses held by an educational staff with substantial practice-based experience.
Over 140 nationalities are represented at the university’s flagship Hendon campus alone. The university also has campuses in Malta, Dubai and Mauritius and counts 19,110 students (2015/2016).
Media and performing arts courses and research areas include theatre arts, music, dance, choreography, creative writing, film, 3D animation and games, television production, journalism, media studies, digital cultures, English and advertising and PR.
The Grove facility in Hendon, opened in 2011, offers TV, music and radio studios alongside editing suites.
- Helen Lydia Mirren (English actress, Golden Globe & Oscar award winner - e.g. The Queen, Calendar Girls, R.E.D., Fast & Furious 8)
- Roger David Glover (British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. Bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow)
- Vivienne Westwood (British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream)
- Freema Agyeman (English actress - Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sense8 and others).
- Dermot O'Leary (British-Irish television presenter for ITV and radio presenter for BBC Radio 2)
- Michael Thomas Lyons (Former chairman of the BBC Trust)
and many more...
Moving to London
I will finally move back to London in mid of September and will live in Hendon, nearby the university. Due to the work load of my full-time master course, I will not be able to work on any music productions nor regularly write blog articles as I did the past four months. That implies that I will pause my regular blog activity for presumably one year. During this time, I will continue with my normal activity on my Instagram channel - so do not forget to follow me ;) :P For sure, I plan my comeback in the fields of music productions and my blog activity afterwards!