Twelve Music Production and Sound Recording students at UCB have undertaken Pro Tools audio editing training in order to gain industry-standard skills.

Pro Tools is an award-winning technology embraced by audio professionals around the world and is the recognised leader in the sound recording industry.

The course complete with an exam was funded by UCB to equip their students with the desired digital editing and recording expertise employers are seeking and was a non-compulsory training scheme offered to all music students alongside studying for their qualifications.

The two-day training programme led by a certified Pro Tools trainer taught the students skills such as using virtual instruments on sound tracks, various mixing and editing techniques and how to arrange audio.

Music, Media and Performance Senior Assessor at UCB, Thomas Flanagan, said: “It has been excellent to offer students the chance to complete the Pro Tools training. The credentials our students have obtained from this training course has increased their value, competency and efficiency in the highly competitive media industry. We will definitely be looking into offering this training opportunity again in the future to our students.”

Music student Hannah Carnell said: “I enjoyed learning a lot more about ProTools. We cover the basics as part of our course but being able to operate the software to a more complex level is great. It was a good precursor to further my career in the music industry. It gives a good grounding and it looks good if you want to work in a studio.”

The Music department are looking to continue their links with Pro Tools and are currently exploring further training options for current and prospective students in forthcoming years.

For more information on University Campus Barnsley’s Music courses call 01226 216 165 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk.