TORONTO, April 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Harris Institute and the University of the West of Scotland now offer two college Diplomas and a Master's Degree in 32 months with
scholarships and bursaries.
"Our innovative partnership with UWS is a timely acceleration of the
postsecondary system that achieves comprehensive education and
significant credentials at less cost in a far shorter period of time",
says John Harris, president of Harris Institute. "To achieve equivalent
credentials in the conventional postsecondary system takes 8 to 12
Harris students who complete both the Audio Production and Arts Management Diploma programs in 20 months receive $2,500 'Music Business
Professional' bursaries and $3,500 'UWS Scholarships' for 12-month
Master's Degree programs in 'Songwriting and Performance' or 'Music: Innovation & Entrepreneurship' with $1,500 accommodation bursaries. UWS students receive full
scholarships for certificate courses at Harris during their summer work
placements in Toronto.
"This strengthening of our strategic partnership further develops our
unique brand of practice-based, industry-focused education", says Anne
Gifford, Head of the UWS School of Creative and Cultural Industries. "Harris 'double diploma' graduates can progress to a Master's
qualification that has been designed with industry. The sector leading
collaboration delivers value to students and contributes to
internationalism and global citizenship".
Over the past eight years, 52 Harris graduates have earned BA (Hons) Commercial Music or BSc Music Technology degrees at UWS in 8 months on full scholarships. Eighty-six UWS
students have completed 'field of study' work placements in Toronto.
The partnership includes senior faculty exchanges and students at both
institutions coordinate the 'International Artist Exchange'.
The University of the West of Scotland is the largest modern university
in Scotland with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton, Paisley and a
creative hub in Glasgow. UWS provides relevant, high quality, inclusive
higher education and aims to have a transformative influence on the
economic, social and cultural development of the West of Scotland, and
Harris Institute is an international leader in audio production and
music industry education. Founded in 1989, the college was the first to
introduce accelerated 12-month Diploma programs taught by active
industry leaders. After completing a survey of graduates from Canada's
leading media arts schools, Jim Lamarche ranked Harris Institute 'The
Best in Canada' with A+. The complete 'Final Report Card on Media Arts
Education in Canada' is at: jimlamarche.wordpress.com
Image with caption: "(L to R) Alan McCusker-Thompson, Programme Leader, MA Music: Innovation & Entrepreneurship; David Scott, Programme Leader, MA Songwriting and Performance; John Harris, President, Harris Institute (CNW Group/Harris Institute)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130419_C7078_PHOTO_EN_25790.jpg
SOURCE: Harris Institute
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