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Audio Education: Its purpose and place in formal education and the creative industries

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With the continued growth of formal courses in audio related subjects, it has become increasingly important to consider the place and purpose of audio education within the sphere of formal education and the wider creative industries. Perspectives on the purpose and place of audio education were collected through a mixture of literature and document analysis, semi-structured interviews, focus groups and email correspondence. Given the varied perspectives on the purpose of audio education, the challenges identified, and the sheer breadth of possible career paths within the creative industries, it is concluded that audio education cannot address all of the needs of its stake holders, beneficiaries and benefactors and that better dialogue is required between industry and Higher Education institutions.

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