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University partners Cloudbass to launch Broadcast Engineering degree

University of Derby Markeaton Street site "Our partnership with Cloudbass Limited will enable students to work with many other partners throughout the duration of their studies." Ben Sams, Programme Leader

Date posted: 2 July 2015

The University of Derby’s College of Engineering has partnered with Cloudbass Limited to launch a new undergraduate degree in Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology.

The University of Derby is the first UK University to partner with Cloudbass Limited.

Based in the East Midlands, Cloudbass Limited are industry leaders in outside broadcast. Cloudbass Limited provided filming facilities and crew for the 2012 London Olympics. Previous and current clients include the BBC, BBC Sport, Eurosport and Sky Sports.

The BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology will start in September 2016. The three year course will prepare aspiring engineers for a career in broadcast engineering and live event technology by teaching them broadcast and engineering techniques, and developing their knowledge of sound technology, analogue and digital electronics.

The course will be taught at the University’s Markeaton Street site in Derby and at Cloudbass Limited in Ripley, Derbyshire.

Justin Davey, Head of Human Resources and Education at Cloudbass Limited, said: “Broadcast engineering as a sector is constantly evolving. We are thrilled with the innovative thinking and foresight that the University of Derby has demonstrated in allowing Cloudbass Limited to support this new course. There is a real shortage of suitably qualified graduates entering the outside broadcast engineering industry and we, in partnership with the University, are dedicated in helping address this.

“There is no better way of learning than by putting theory into practice. Cloudbass Limited was born out of academia and training and education is one of our core values. We believe that graduates will be far more employable in the sector at the end of their course having built up three years’ worth of practical and work-based experience.”

Ben Sams, Programme Leader, added: “This course will build on the incredible graduate success of our sister course BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology.

“Our partnership with Cloudbass Limited will enable students to work with many other partners throughout the duration of their studies. By using the knowledge and expertise from the University and the equipment and real world knowledge from Cloudbass Limited, students will be able to have the best of both worlds.”

To find out more about the BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology degree at the University of Derby and how to apply, please visit:

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