Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Songwriting Grad Signs Record Deal

Last year, I wrote about a songwriting degree offered by Bangor University in the U.K. (see post here). Last week, Bath Spa University in the U.K. issued a press release about the success of one of its graduates of its MA Songwriting Course.

Andrew Clark, pictured, is the worthy grad. The songwriting course is certainly interesting... selections from the news release follow:

Andy West, director of the MA Songwriting course, is also delighted about his graduate's achievement. He said: "Andrew has improved greatly as a result of his hard work and application during the course and fully deserves this rare opportunity. He was a really good student and innovative as a thinker and songwriter. These qualities will stand him in good stead in his professional career."

The MA Songwriting course is the first of its kind in the world and available only at Bath Spa. It was created by the University's School of Music and Performing Arts because no other institution was offering the chance for commercial music graduates to continue their songwriting studies.

The course, one year long for full-time students, was launched in autumn 2007. Andrew Clark is one of seven graduates from the first intake.

Well, Bangor and Bath Spa... and still I know of nothing here on this side of the pond, at the university level... but I will follow up on the Humber College songwriting degree program that just started last year... May the Muse be with you...

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