Extension/Compensation for Creative courses at university
As a young music student it’s hard to express and collaborate when you are being taught through an online medium.
Music is about creativity, passion, art, and physical connection. Musicians work hard TOGETHER in studios, rehearsal rooms and meeting rooms to prepare and bring their dreams to reality. There’s a lot of work you can do via zoom or teams- but music isn’t one of them. If you signed up to music school you expect to be constantly surrounded by like-minded individuals, learning and evolving together. You can’t rehearse with a band over zoom (maybe if you have a super set-up, but not everybody has that luxury), maybe you signed up and attended to use the facilities and studios? How are you meant to complete a project which instructs you to use sophisticated recording equipment or perform live on stage?
It’s simply not fair. We feel these students have been robbed of not only their full potential, but their university experience in general.
This is nobody’s fault in particular. Students studying a plethora of subjects have been majorly effected. Alas is it fair that we will complete our degrees with 70% potential, when we can with a 100%
This petition calls to change that. We the students, the creatives, the musicians demand an extension to our studies. An extension that will allow us to complete our studies with the correct education and facilities. If an extension is not granted it’s only right that we are compensated for what we have lost. It’s time we secure our futures, get back what we deserve.
Music Student, BIMM London
CEO, MDRN Group