"There have been really good opportunities to record with bands and produce different types of music records, which was great for my development."
Samuel Gibbs, BSc(Hons) Creative Music Technology
Samuel Gibbs has immersed himself in the opportunities that a degree in music technology can bring – claiming a top prize during the university’s annual exhibition GradEX and becoming one the founding members of the official student television channel.
And Sam feels his experiences during his BSc(Hons) Creative Music Technology degree at Staffordshire University has been key to the successful start to his career.
Sam said: "There have been really good opportunities to record with bands and produce different types of music records, which was great for my development.
"But, there have also been chances for me to get involved with societies like Staffs TV and produce online TV shows, which in itself presented new challenges and insights to audio production."
During this year’s student showcase exhibition GradEX, Sam scooped the top prize for his category after winning industry judges over with his final year project into Interactive Generative Music Systems.
Since graduating, Sam, 21, has secured employment with a successful YouTube channel, managing the audio production for their shows.
As someone who has benefited from taking the opportunities University life can bring, his advice to others is to take advantage of the university’s societies.
He added: "The experiences I gained through working Staffs TV gave me the platform to push myself knowledge and expertise even further and it has given me a great portfolio to show off to employers."
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