Thursday 19 July 2012
Developing and nurturing musical talent is the ethos that characterises both the University of West London's London College of Music and Tech Music School.
It is to this effect that the University's London College of Music is delighted to announce the expansion of its relationship with Tech Music School through the validation of the School's longstanding BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance course and three new courses; BA (Hons) Music Production, BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Songwriting.
The revised partnership agreement will enhance the learning opportunities available for Tech Music School's students through access to the University’s extensive library resources and Students' Union facilities, and will enable them to be part of a larger community of musicians through the opportunity to collaborate and network with students on the University’s music programmes.
This exciting development of the jointly delivered MMus in Popular Music Performance is Tech Music School's first venture into postgraduate provision and will provide a stimulating opportunity for students from the University and the School to develop higher level skills in performance.
The University's London College of Music has a long-standing connection to Tech Music School with a partnership that dates as far back as 1995. Both institutions are proud of the partnership’s track record in producing courses that celebrate, encourage and deliver excellence and by working together more closely they will be able to continue the pursuit of these shared values.
Tech Music School was established in 1983 and is the UK’s longest established private provider of popular music education at Further Education and Higher Education levels. The School is part of the BIMM Group of specialist popular music education colleges.
Commenting on the extended partnership, Andrew Bates, Principal of the Tech Music School, said:
'I am delighted that Tech Music School’s partnership with the University of West London’s London College of Music has been strengthened through the University’s validation of the School’s new portfolio of undergraduate courses. The University has made a significant contribution to our work during the past 18 years and the extension of the partnership will underpin an exciting period of development and growth for the School over the next three years.'
Sara Raybould, Director of London College of Music, said:
'We are incredibly pleased that this long-standing relationship has been cemented even further with the introduction of these new courses and through the development of the co-delivered MMus. This brings together what are two strong education brands, both representing high quality music education. We look forward to working with Tech Music Schools in research projects planned for later this year as well as performance opportunities for all of our students.'