Music, Entertainment & Media Industry Supporting Education
JAMES is a consortium of music and entertainment industry organisations collaborating in the support of education and promotion of excellence.

Assessed by industry professionals, we engage with education primarily through our Course Accreditation process which is designed to endorse relevance, quality and continuing innovation throughout the student curriculum.

This not only equips students for a rapidly changing industry, but also ensures that many years of industry experience are not lost to future generations.

JAMES continues to promote supportive links between between industry and education.

JAMES is a recognised PSRB (Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body) for undergraduate higher education courses. UNISTATS reference ‘ACC Type 10101’.

LATEST NEWS

The Northern Film School takes first JAMES Film Accreditation.
LIPA takes Performance Accreditation with BA (Hons) Music
Drama UK, MIA & ABTT become latest JAMES Associate Members.
Latest news on 2015 JAMES Accreditations.

JAMES Patron: Sir George Martin

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COLLEGES + UNIVERSITIES

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STUDENTS

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ACCREDITATION

A principal function of JAMES is Course Accreditation for courses appropriate for UK and International work in the Music and Entertainment Industries.

We also supply consultation to educationalists in course content and design and sit on validation panels. As well as providing valuable workshops and seminars for students, JAMES officers also act as industry based External Examiners and are available to take part in events such as industry panels at exhibitions.
OUR ACCREDITATION PROCESS INCLUDES COURSES IN -
Audio post production for film & TV
Sound for film & TV
Sound for games
Technical theatre
Film studies
Animation
Audio recording
Music production
Music performance
Music composition and songwriting
Music management and business
Live sound and lighting
Rigging

STUDENTS

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PARENTS

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CAREERS ADVICE

Choosing a career path is a daunting prospect, and selecting the best course of study is an even more important decision - particularly considering the potential costs involved.

We offer clear information for students and parents.

SEMINARS

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WORKSHOPS

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CONSULTATION

At the heart of the JAMES philosophy is our determination to forge strong and worthwhile links between the students on our accredited courses and the practitioners in the industries they aspire to enter.
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MEMBERS OF JAMES

JAMES founder members are APRS (Association of Professional Recording Services) and MPG (Music Producers Guild),

Associate members are MMF (Music Managers' Forum), AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound), PLASA, UK Screen Association, MIA (Music Industry Association), ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) and Drama UK.

BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) and IASIG (Interactive Audio Special Interest Group) are endorsing members of the JAMES Accreditation Scheme.
JAMES’ OPERATING STATUS
JAMES is a Not-For Profit Organisation (NPO) 'Private company limited by guarantee with no share capital'. All income is used in funding and running accreditation and education support activities. "The income and property of the Company shall be applied solely towards the promotion of JAMES objects and no portion shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of profit to Members, [or Directors], of the Company", as laid down by the Memorandum of Association of JAMES - Joint Audio Media Education Services Ltd - Item 4. Company No. 05855263