Southwark College has announced a new partnership with record label Anjunabeats. Through this collaboration, work experience placements were set up for Music Performance and Production students where they had the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day running of an international record company, network with influential figures and see the diverse range of careers available within this field.
Jon Fell, Head of Faculty for Creative Arts, commented: "This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn from a major global player how the music industry works. Southwark College is extremely excited to bring this insight to our students to help them kickstart their career".
Anjunabeats also delivered industry insights workshops to Media and Art students including a series of online presentations on the different non-performing roles available in the music industry to help bridge the gap between studying and working in the sector.
As part of the workshops, the company introduced a creative competition briefing the students to produce advertisement collateral to promote the presentations. The winners Benjamin Safo and Welintong Jimenez Rosario studying the Level 1 Progression Diploma in Creative Arts received Amazon gift vouchers and displayed the winning pieces on Anjunabeats and the College’s social media channels.
Claire Horseman, People and Culture Director at Anjunabeats facilitated these presentations after a visit to Southwark College. She commented:
“At Anjunabeats, we go the extra mile to nurture new talent, so after visiting Southwark College in December 2020 and seeing the wealth of creativity there, we wanted to support students who are interested in working for the music industry and give them some tips to help them get started.”
Winner, Welintong Jimenez Rosario said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the music industry and to share my work with the public. These presentations have opened my eyes to the diverse range of areas that make up the music industry andmeeting so many inspiring people showed me that there is more than one way to start my career and has given me the confidence to pursue my creative aspirations.”
For more information on our Creative Arts courses, visit southwark.ac.uk/creativearts.