As revealed by Consequence of Sound, My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields has lent his name to a scholarship at BIMM Dublin Music School, as tied to their new production course. Simply dubbed the Kevin Shields Music Production Scholarship, it covers the entire €5,950 ($7,826) cost of the three-year program. Of if you live outside the European Union, it runs €10,950 (around $14,174). While interviews for the 2014-2015 school year have already been completed, applications for 2015 will open in November, so head over to this page to apply.
“It’s a good opportunity for a young producer to learn all about sound and techniques,” Shields said on the school’s Web site. “It’s a cool course.”
No word on whether Shields will stop by for a guest lecture at some point; in the meantime, here’s BIMM’s complete breakdown of what you can expect to actually learn:
The BA (Hons) in Music Production degree is a specialist vocational programme designed for those wishing to pursue a career in a range of music industry roles such as producer, live sound technician, sound engineer, film and television technician and computer music designer. Studying music production at BIMM Dublin comes with the added bonus of studying alongside the largest cohort of contemporary music students in Ireland, thus opening up a wealth of networking opportunities.
On the course you will learn about the technology and techniques required to produce music across a wide range of contexts from traditional studio recording to film, television, animation, multimedia and live environments. You’ll also gain a thorough grounding in the context of contemporary music, the industry that supports it and the personal, project management and business skills required for a successful career in music production.
The course sits clearly on the cutting edge of music production with high end studios, equipment and software and is unique in combining the creative use of technology alongside a rigorous, critical and theoretical examination of music production.