JAMES REGIONAL CENTRES
What is a JAMES Regional Centre?
A Regional Centre helps JAMES create links between industry and Education.
JAMES Regional Centres are a local point of contact for anyone providing education in the fields of recording, music production, media and music business studies.
They also provide students with information about JAMES accredited courses and how courses relate to the world of work.
What does a JAMES Regional Centre do?
The centres organise and host at least one large-scale seminar a year with leading music producers, sound engineers and other high level music and media industry people. Students and lecturers from local colleges and schools are invited to attend. Centres can also supply guest lectures, master-classes and events for careers officers depending on local needs.
A Regional Centre may also liaise with JAMES on funding issues, e.g. with regional Life Long Learning networks, Learning and Skills Council and Sector Skills Councils.
Centres create initiatives with JAMES that fulfill local needs and are consistent with the needs of the Music and Media Industries.
Centres may also provide JAMES Continuing Professional Development for teaching staff as well as organising trips and events associated with the industry.
How to become a JAMES Regional Centre?
Institutions that run courses accredited by JAMES or hold JAMES Centre Approval status can apply to be JAMES Regional Centres. They will have a network of local colleges and schools in place or be developing it.
Current JAMES Regional Centres
- University of Westminster, Centre for Commercial Music - London
- Leeds Metropolitan University, Innovation North - North East
- Reigate School of Art Design and Media - Surrey and South East
- University of Glamorgan - Wales
- University of Abertay - Scotland
- University of Coventry - Midlands