I’m a program leader for the new Music Production degree at Collarts. My job entails the formulation and maintenance of curriculum and assessment within the internal and external policy frameworks. I’m responsible for developing content and practises and also for the communication to staff.
Monday: review course content for the Music Production degree and conduct interviews for potential students.
Tuesday: prepare for the ‘Teacher and Learning’ meeting and further develop course content.
Wednesday: teach ‘Music Technology’ class for song writing. Interview more potential students and try not to forget to eat my lunch!
Thursday: teach a ‘Song Writing’ class and develop pre-production and creative processes for their works.
Friday: Study day – work on my thesis.
Challenges & Accomplishments
The greatest challenge is building a new course from scratch! From my experience in working at other institutions, there has always been important omissions from the course material. Everything needs to flow and be easy to digest – both with the hands-on practical learning and the theoretical learning. My accomplishment so far has been watching the course numbers rise! Happy!
Working with a team of incredibly talented, dedicated teachers who are passionate about the institution and its students – there’s a great energy to the place!
Working so intensely on the course can leave little free time to be creative. There is a balance, and I aim to find it!
Words Of Wisdom
Passion and experience is the key. I’ve come from both the music industry and education sector. Both have contributed in different ways to my knowledge in music, research of contemporary music performance and production in higher education. If you are passionate about something, work hard and never give up!
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