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Ian Schofield

Ian Schofield

“I’m studying in my first year on the FdA Music Production and Creative Recording course and it is life changing. It's blown my mind and it's just about the best thing I've ever done.

“I worked for BT for 19 years, but I’ve always had a love of music and have played guitar since I was a teenager. I didn’t enjoy my job as much as I used to and really wanted to study, but I didn’t quite know what. But as soon as I saw that music recording and production was a possibility, it was almost like an epiphany, everything else just stopped and I knew I had to come here.”

Ian Schofield, first year FdA Music Production and Creative Recording student, in the music studio at the Eastbourne campus.

Ian Schofield, first year FdA Music Production and Creative Recording student, in the music studio at the Eastbourne campus.


 I thought that my chance might have gone

I was a little unsure initially, because being my age and being out of education for so long, I thought that my chance might have gone. But I applied and came along to my interview with lots of passion and enthusiasm, showed Damian my portfolio and he offered me a place.

 The tutors are awesome

The course has been a revelation and I know that I’ve come to exactly the right place. The tutors are awesome and I quickly realised that if you’re passionate and put the effort in, the tutors will replicate that - and some! It’s incredible to have that support and it’s priceless.

We’ve got the use of eight recording studios, four of which are dedicated to the degree course and are designed to take you to the next level. The mixing desks are the perfect interface between Logic and the live room, they’re very cool, easy, and intuitive to use. The microphones are amazing too.

“If you are into music then this is the place to be.”

If you are into music then this is the place to be. It develops you to levels that you didn’t even realise. It had no idea of the levels of music and music production I would be learning about. Sound effects, sound tracks, every facet of music is covered here.

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Jake Wilkinson

Jake Wilkinson