Monday, 12 July 2010
Central Institute of Technology music business graduate, Rebecca (Bex) Chilcott has scored her dream job where she can combine her passion for music and events.
Bex completed a Certificate IV and Diploma of Music Business last year, and now six months later (June 2010), has a full resume with a substantial work history including events coordinator and liaison positions with various Western Australia music festivals, and now her current role is as booking agent at a popular local music venue.
Bex is passionate about Perth's local music scene, and focused on launching her own business where she can continue to implement the training she completed at Central.
"After a year and a half of studying music business at Central I believe it has given me all of the necessary skills I need to be able to work in this industry," Bex said. "I am currently looking at running my own booking business iNtrinsic where I have established some excellent contacts with local bands, as well as booking my own act Ruby Boots."
"I never expected to have found a balance between playing music and working in an industry that I love so much. I couldn't really ask for much more of a positive outcome from my studies."
Scott Adam, music business course coordinator at Central Instute of Technology, taught Bex throughout her studies and is very proud of her achievements. "It's a very competitive industry that requires a high level of tenacity, self motivation and passion for music," Scott said. "During her time at Central, Bex demonstrated that she had all of this and then some."
"The music business course teaches a range of industry skills."
"This industry does not advertise nine-to-five jobs in the paper so people who succeed have to network and multi-skill to improve their employment options. I believe the entrepreneurial attributes of this industry could see our graduates being a valuable asset to many areas of new business."
Central's music industry training facilities at the Leederville campus provide state-of-the-art recording and rehearsal studios, a live performance venue and a range of sound production suites.
With certificate through to diploma training across performance, technical production and business, Central's reputation for producing quality music industry graduates has grown over the last 15 years. This growth continues in July when Central introduces their inaugural Advanced Diploma in Music Business commercial course.
In this course students will develop and manage projects such as CD releases, event promotions, artist management and music publishing. Running over 40 weeks, the course will be a work-based practical opportunity for participants to develop business plans and manage music proects with specialised support from experienced industry, business and academic mentors.
Hours are flexible to meet the needs of students, and graduates of the course will be able to pathway into a Bachelor degree.