De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) will this week launch its advanced recording and broadcast studio facilities, the £3.7m Creative Technology Studios.
The studios feature the latest equipment, including video, audio and radio production suites, fully-equipped recording studios and laboratories equipped with broadcast and audio analysis technology.
The studios are set up to replicate the workflow of a working studio environment with the aim of providing students with as realistic an experience of working in the creative technologies industry as possible. Graduates will have invaluable experience of working with the same equipment used by the professionals and knowledge of the procedures used in, and challenges affecting, the industry.
Prof Adrian Hopgood, dean of the Faculty of Computing Sciences and Engineering, said: ‘The level and quality of the technology available in these studios is second to none and will ensure graduates from this university are truly equipped for careers in the broadcast and broader creative technologies sectors.
‘Significantly, the studios offer more than the very latest, leading edge technology. They provide students with a very real world experience of how things are done in the work place. This is incredibly valuable as it is not just technology alone which drives the end result.
‘The studios will also support research activities to ensure that our staff and our courses remain at the leading edge of technological developments in the creative industries.’
The Creative Technology Studios are an integrated facility for production, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials. Files can be shared throughout the studios via a fast computer network, enabling a seamless mixed-media workflow.