Europe’s first E-Music graduates take on the world

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Tuesday 23 November 2010

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E-music graduates will be making history this week at the annual graduation awards at Coventry University.

The ceremony on Wednesday 24 November is a special one because it features Europe’s first set of E-Music Graduates.

Coventry’s E-Music course is unique in Europe in that it teaches students about digital promotion and distribution, alongside the study of music production.

Since the course started in 2006, digital downloading of music has continued to gain in popularity and this is one of the few courses to address the trend.

Adam Nicholas, David Holland and Francesca Smith (pictured L to R) are three of the first cohort of 20 graduates who are applying what they learnt on the course after their studies.

Francesca Smith is now using digital technologies to promote and manage live music events, applying many of the theories she explored in her final year project.

Adam Nicholas is using digital technologies to promote and distribute recordings which he has produced with the band ‘Arabella’ and David Holland is continuing his studies with an MA in Music, Technology and Innovation, for which he is one of only a few students to receive a prestigious AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) Scholarship.

Mark Thorley, Principal Lecturer in E-Music said:

“It’s great to see these students coming out with such good degree classifications. They showed great faith in joining a brand new course, so we trust that the skills and knowledge they have gained will serve them well for their future careers.”


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