We’re keen to give our students a good depth and breadth of technical skills in order to prepare them for current and future technologies in Entertainment Engineering. For example, our Sound, Light and Live Event Technology and Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology students tackle an assignment in year 2 where they are tasked with coding an application that allows for the remote control of a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW – in this case, Reaper). The baseline for the work was to be able to control audio level, pan and transport controls. These two examples added extra functionality. Callum added the ability for a lighting desk to be used to control the DAW (using ART-Net) and Joe created an application that allowed for custom user interfaces to be created and saved/recalled depending on the application. Joe also reports that he’s used the software library created for this assignment many times in his freelance work (he’s now finished the course!) We find these ‘real-world scenario’ based assignments really help to give our students the edge when in the real world of work after the course, giving them many transferable skills and a wide-ranging skill set. Thanks to Callum and Joe for allowing us to share their excellent 2nd year work!
Callum’s Screencast (submitted as part of the assessed work)