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Taking more than a year out

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm really not sure how many years out i should take out. I'm gonna take at least one year out but i then dont know what to do after whether to do a HND or a degree. Which would be better?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That really depends on what you want to do afterwards... tell us more

    Susie <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I want to go into sound enginnering of some sort, whether that be a sound enginner or a sound technician some thing along those lines. I dont know what qualifications would be best. should i go for a HND and look for a job while taking a degree? i dont know what to do is there any one who has been in a similar situation to this and could you tell me what you did.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There are many different routes to becoming a sound engineer and it is usually best to get some technical training, along with as much practice as possible. Understanding the physics, maths and generally theory will help you in the long run. As will some musical ability <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    Whether you gain all this through a short course, a HND or a degree is really up to you. It depends on the cost and what you think you would prefer. You could get a degree, yet you could also consider saving all the money a degree would cost you and investing in buying home equipment (which is expensive) and one or two good short courses.
    You could also consider an apprenticeship, where you would go to college one or two days a week and work the rest of the time in a studio. This helps you get very real experience, yet you also have to survive on not much cash.
    I would suggest a)going to your local careers centre, and b) popping into a couple of studios for some advice. You could even ask tutors of sound degree courses their opinions, although bear in mind they may be a little biased.

    Hope that helps
    Susie <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cheers!
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