The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London became an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education (AATCe) this year. As well as the prestige the accreditation brings, the College is also able to collaborate with other AATCes throughout Europe.

In the first of these collaborations, Norwegian university students from Akademiet Videregaende Skole, visited the College this week (Monday 18 March) to meet in person the College students who created the soundtracks for their films.

Over the past few weeks, Music BTEC Level 3 students have worked on a series of commercials, which were filmed by the Norwegian students to promote ‘real life’ products on sale in Norway.

Delighted with the results of the collaboration, the students spent the afternoon discussing and viewing work, and exchanging contact information so they can continue to work together during their professional careers.

College Music student Ruben Townsend, who worked on a film titled Glow, said: “Collaborating on a project gives you even more incentive to do the best you can. You want to complement the others person’s work and ultimately make them happy with the end result. It’s been a great opportunity and a good experience.”

Apple Accredited Music teacher, Jeremy Shortall, who led the project after meeting Norwegian lecturer, Kenneth Stevenson, at the annual AATCe conference this year, said: “We are aiming to develop this partnership to offer regular exchange trips and enter work into international competitions.”

The films and other material produced by The School of Creative and Media can be viewed on the College’s You Tube Channel.

The College is running a number of short Apple Accredited courses in sound and film production from September 2013, including: Introduction to Logic Pro and Ableton Live and Logic 101, Introduction to Adobe Production Suite (Video Production), Introduction to Animation and part time Video Production BTEC Level 2.

For more information about joining the courses, call Course Information on 020 8442 3055.

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