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The academies offer specialist training programmes run in collaboration with Roland UK. Students will be encouraged to consider a variety of career options and to develop skills to enable them to create their own business opportunities, as well as attracting potential industry employers. In addition to working with leading-edge technology, academy students will benefit from a range of master classes and clinics delivered by Roland product specialists and leading industry figures. In state-of-the-art teaching facilities, each academy has been equipped with Roland and Edirol hardware products, Cakewalkâ€™s SONAR production software and MakeMusicâ€™s Finale notation package.
Alongside their main college course of study, students at Walsall, Rotherham and Glamorgan will work towards a new Roland Certificate In Music And Interactive Technology, designed in partnership with the Rock School Exams. The certificateâ€™s study units provide an insight into the challenges of developing a career in the music industry, focussing on areas such as career development, product knowledge, marketing and communications.
David Barnard, Roland UKâ€™s Head of Education, told us, â€œSurvival in todayâ€™s music industry relies on a wide range of skills. The training offered by our academies will give students a practical understanding of industry-standard technology, and equip them with the skills needed to create and sustain their own business activities in a highly competitive environmentâ€�.
The Roland Music Academies will also run product training and commercial courses to cater for the wider music community.