The accreditation follows the launch of the university’s BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology degree course (based at UCA Farnham) and reflects the access its students have to industry-standard equipment and high-quality training.
Led by award-winning composer of contemporary classical, film and electroacoustic music, Dr Harry Whalley, the course aims to give students a global understanding of music, sound design and technology, equipping them with the skills needed to manipulate sound and music and to develop their individual voices as composers.
Dr Harry Whalley said:
‘The accreditation is for the use of all Steinberg software but in particular Dorico and Cubase. Dorico is a music notation software that was released not much over a year ago whereas Cubase is an industry-standard Digital Audio Workstation that students can choose to use for both composition and production. The accreditation means that UCA is an approved provider of instruction in Steinberg software and it builds connections with Steinberg as an industry partner, ranging from Steinberg support as well as specific events and training.’
Richard Llewellyn, Education Manager UK at Steinberg, said:
‘Steinberg are absolutely delighted to be partnering with the University for the Creative Arts. As a Steinberg Certified Training Center, the university is recognised as a centre of excellence. Through this official partnership, we will be able to build a strong meaningful relationship that will benefit students at the university, supporting them in all their creative music-making.’
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