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A new breed of music video makers supported by Mute

16 January 12


Leading Indie record label, Mute, have announced the launch of the UK's first Master's Music Video MA which will be taught at the University of Bradford.

The course is initially open to just 16 'would be' music video producers, directors, editors, directors of photography, designers and anyone who thinks they can make dynamic, provocative music videos. Some of the most talented filmmakers across the UK and Europe are set to apply. The one year Master's course will be taught by leading industry professionals who between them have been responsible for music videos for bands like Depeche Mode, Erasure, Moby, Goldfrapp and Nick Cave.

Founder and Chairman of Mute, Daniel Miller, says: "It’s always been an ambition to promote creative excellence in the filmmaking world and we strongly feel that this initiative represents an opportunity to do that and build something lasting and valid in the visual arts".

He continues to say that: "music video is an art form in its own right. This project gives us the chance to properly evaluate and continue to improve, pushing the boundaries of creativity and excellence."

Senior Music Video Commissioner at Mute, John Moule says, "this will be the leading music video and film making initiative."

Developed in collaboration with the Skillset Media Academy at the University of Bradford, this unique programme offers the opportunity to understand and analyse the specific skills inherent in this filmmaking discipline, to work on location on existing shoots and to produce fully-commissioned music videos.

Dr Mark Goodall, Course Leader and music enthusiast says: "This is an unbelievable opportunity to get a foot in the door of the music video business. Masterclasses from people with a great track record in the industry through to doing it for real."

Further industry endorsement for the course has come from other major Independent Record Labels, PIAS, Distiller Records and Domino. As well as from one of the world’s leading post production facilities; Rushes.

Visit the Mute website at www.mute.com and the University of Bradford, School of Computing, Informatics and Media site.

16 January 12

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