Matt Tilston former Bucks College Group student recently got in touch to tell us about his experience at the college and how it helped him to get to where he is now. Matt studied our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology which is based out our Amersham campus, this course is designed to ‘equip you with the technical expertise required in Music Technology as well as training you in softer skills such as team work and project work.’

For Matt, studying at Bucks College Group was the next logical step for him as he had just decided that he wanted a career in the music industry. Matt attended one of our taster days to see what the course entailed “I found the taster day very intriguing and after speaking with the tutors, who were extremely friendly, I knew that this is where I could prepare myself for that next stage.”

Matt found that the Music Technology course “exactly tailored to my interests and the free use of industry standard facilities meant I could practice on real hardware. I had access to all the Digital Audio Workstations you’d ever need and it was here that I’d learn to use Ableton Live which I now use every working day.” The course gave him freedom of creativity and he felt valued as he was “able to show my work to industry experienced tutors who genuinely took an interest and gave relevant feedback.”

After undertaking the course and learning more about the industry this is when Matt picked up his interest in post-production work and started to build up a healthy portfolio of Foley & Composition work which helped him get into his first choice university.

Matt has now taken a massive step up from being with us at the college and is working as a Mix & Mastering engineer for ‘Wired Masters’. Chris Bruce, Matt’s former tutor helped Matt obtain work experience at Wired Masters during his course “I definitely have him to thank!”



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