Creative Industries students have worked together to produce four music videos … within just five days. Almost 40 students from the Creative Industries faculty at our Cumbernauld Campus undertook the Creative Break intensive skills challenge.
Sound Production and Television students had classes suspended for one week in order to work with local bands and singer-songwriters.
The featured artists were Glasgow-based singer-songwriter, Kevin Donnelly, four-piece hard rock outfit Magic Trik and indie band Dune Witch Trails. The artists were invited into our state-of-the-art recording studios to lay down their tracks before going on location to film accompanying videos.
The strict deadline and creative autonomy are designed to motivate students, and to reproduce the demands that will be placed on them when working in industry after leaving study. The four music promotion videos have now been uploaded to YouTube.
Creative Industries lecturer Andreas Jonsson said:
“We try to push students to create a final product that is as professional as possible – something that the artists would feel happy to pay for.
“All the bands and artists came away with a product that they are proud of, and that to me is the most important thing… Some of the skills used during Creative Break are essential life skills and mirror the expectations put on students once they leave college to go into employment.”
Cumbernauld Campus’ purpose-built recording studios have been professionally designed and house more than £300,000 worth of the latest, industry-standard music technology equipment. The studio complex consists of three control rooms servicing two studios. The main studio can accommodate a small orchestra, while the smaller room can comfortably hold a six-piece rock band.
Creative Industries courses on offer include Access to Creative Industries; NC in Music & Sound Production; HNC or HND Sound Production; BA Commercial Sound Production; and HNC or HND Television.