JAMES CAREER ADVICE TO PARENTS
Your child is considering joining one of the many Music Industry courses and you are probably concerned. Are these courses of any real value? What are the chances of getting a job in the Music Industry anyway?
- Student debt is currently averaging £23,000
• More Students are questioning the value for money of courses
• The Independent body that deals with student complaints in England & Wales says “it is dealing with a significant rise in the number of cases – which have doubled over recent years and rising”
Source: BBC Report 24/10/09, Kevin Doyle
JAMES is made up of education academics & industry volunteers who have long and successful careers in the Music Business. They are very much aware that many of the routes they took are no longer available to today’s youngsters.
They are concerned that not all courses have sufficient dialogue with industry to ensure they can provide for the needs of industry and thereby your child.
A university education is a big investment of time and money.
JAMES aims to ensure through its accreditation scheme that courses provide up to date, industry relevant skills, delivered in fit for purpose facilities. They also look for a broad base of transferable skills for students who change their career direction or do not enter the Music Industry.
Look for the JAMES accredited logo on college and university prospectus and ask when making your enquiries, “Are you currently or are you planning to become industry accredited?”