Alumni

Careers, Employment and Collaborations

Our graduates have been successful in finding - or creating- careers both locally or further afield across the music industry. Many graduates have operated as successful freelance sound engineers, DJs or Sound Designers (for Video Games). Several graduates have set up audio-related companies such as Sound Particle Labs and Forged Sounds. Both groups of students won DigitalCity Fellowships (sponsorships) to help them develop their businesses. Another graduate started a community recording studio - One Love North East - that attracted a 22k grant from the Byker Community Trust. Another graduate runs Opal Tapes a successful Independent Record Company based in Teesside. Despite the prevalence of the ‘gig economy’, many graduates have found full time positions with local employers . . .

Head of Station Sound - Ignition Radio (Middlesbrough Internet Radio Station) 
Podcast Engineer - Iodem Health, Darlington 
Music Tutor – Teesside School of Music
Sound Designer/Audio Programmer - Teesside Community Media
Audio Technician/Trainee Lecturer – Middlesbrough College 
Junior Software Developer (C+, A/V Projects) - Monitor Computer Systems (York)
Marketing – Minister FM (York-based Radio Station)
Trails Producer – BBC Radio Tees, Middlesbrough
Operations Technical Team Leader – Northallerton Council 
Various multimedia roles at businesses based in BoHo (2 students) (Digital City Business), Middlesbrough
Sound Engineer – TeesMusicAlliance, Stockton-on-Tees 
Sound Engineer – Middlesbrough Town Hall (venue)
Stage Crew – Journal Tyne Theatre, Newcastle 
Web Developer – Teesside University
A/V Technician – New College Durham
Demonstrator/Sales Hi-Tech kit - Bandland, Stockton 
Teacher - Hartlepool Pupil Referral Unit (BTEC music to key stage 4 pupils)
FE Lecturers – Middlesbrough College and Bishop Auckland College
Audiologists – National Health Service
And further afield…
Multimedia Producer – Volvo Ocean Race 
Track- layer/pre-mixer – Evolutions TV, London
Audio/Visual Technician – TED (specifically TEDAV, based in Egypt)
Audio Engineer – Encore, London (Post-Production)
Graduate Trainee Broadcast Engineer - BBC Media City, Salford
TV Post Production Engineer – BBC Media City, Salford
Students who have decided to continue their education are known to have studieid:
MA in Music for the Moving Image - Leeds Beckett University (now a PhD Student at the same
institution) 

MSc Multimedia - Teesside University (student now a College lecturer)
MSc Sound Design - Bournemouth University
MSc Composition for Screen - Edinburgh University
MSc Audio Music Technology - University of York
MSc Sound Design - Edinburgh University 
MSc International Business Management – Newcastle Universty 
PGCE - Middlesbrough College
The programme team and students are frequently asked to record local bands and choirs which has resulted in a number of successful collaborations. These include:
Sunset Sons (UK & Australian Rock/Indie Band) [Project Info]
The Futureheads (Sunderland based band) [Project Info]
Georgina Anderson (tribute song released for Teenage Cancer Trust) [news item link]
Sound Waves Community Choir (website)
Sunday for Sammy - biennial entertainment event held in memory of the late actor Sammy Johnson
- Live Mix [
Project Info]