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  1. University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
  2. Edinburgh Napier University
  3. Harris Institute West Indies (HIWI)
  4. Gulf Islands Film & Television School (GIFTS)
  5. International Fund for Ireland (IFI)

1.


John Harris; Anne Gifford, Head of School of Creative and Cultural
Industries; David Scott, Program Leader, MA Songwriting

An unprecedented partnership between Harris Institute and the University of the West of Scotland enables 12 UWS students to complete overseas work placements in Toronto and 8 Harris Honours graduates to earn degrees in 8 months at the UWS School of Creative and Cultural Industries with tuition waived. For program information click here .

Harris grads who complete both APP and AMP receive $2,500 'Music Business Professional' bursaries and $3,500 'UWS Scholarships' for Master's Degrees in 'Music: Innovation & Entrepreneurship' or 'Songwriting and Performance' with $1,500 accommodation bursaries.

The Master's Degree in 'Songwriting and Performance' is the world's second MA in songwriting and the MA Music: 'Innovation & Entrepreneurship' is a 'first of its kind' program supported by UK music industry leaders that focusses on the realities of emerging 21st century music business models. It is delivered at The CCA in the cultural hub of Glasgow, which was chosen as UNESCO's 'City of Music' in 2008. For program information on the MA 'Music: Innovation & Entrepreneurship' click here .
 
For program information on the MA in 'Songwriting and Performance' click here .
 
The deadline for submission of "Letter of Interest", transcript and resume to the Harris Registrar is December 15th annually.

Note: Harris RAM/AMP Honours grads who previously or subsequently completed Honours Degrees are eligible to be recommended by Harris for direct entry into the MA 'Music: Innovation & Entrepreneurship' and the MA in 'Songwriting and Performance'.


Senior Staff from Harris and UWS met in Toronto in June '09

"The partnership reflects the interests of both institutions in developing links, which will widen access for students and staff and create enhanced opportunities for both institutions." Anne Gifford, Head of School of Creative and Cultural Industries.


Harris Grads earn degrees at UWS in '09


Harris Grads in BA - Commercial Music Degree Program at UWS in '08


Harris Grads in BSc - Music Technology Degree Program at UWS in '07



2.

Harris grads who complete both APP and AMP are eligible for direct entry into the Master's Degree program in Sound Production at Edinburgh Napier University. The MA is delivered in a historic 19th century church and features advanced Certified Pro Tools training; audio post for film, television and games; orchestral recording; sound design; radio drama and theatre sound reinforcement. Tuition is approximately £9,000. For program information click here.

The deadline for submission of "Letter of Interest", transcript and resume to the Harris Registrar is December 15th annually.

Note: Harris PEP/APP Honours grads who previously or subsequently completed Honours Degrees are eligible to be recommended by Harris for direct entry into this MA.


Danen Sloan, Shahab Mobasher, Sunny Wan and Jeff Hreljac
in Master's Degree program at Edinburgh Napier University.


3.

Toronto's Harris Institute is planning a new Caribbean campus with the Government of Barbados. Harris Institute West Indies (HIWI) will offer comprehensive music industry and audio production education taught by senior faculty from Harris, the University of the West of Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University and British Columbia's Gulf Islands Film & Television School. The campus will be designed by award winning architect Bruce Kuwabara (KPMB) and renowned studio designer / acoustician Martin Pilchner. For KPMB click here . For Pilchner click here .


4.

A unique partnership between the Gulf Islands Film & Television School (GIFTS) on scenic Galiano Island in British Columbia and Harris Institute in Toronto enables GIFTS graduates to take Professional Development Program courses with tuitions waived and Harris graduates to take one week courses at GIFTS with tuitions waived when space permits. giftsfilms.com


5.

The Harris International Program completed six annual "peace and reconciliation" programs for young adults from conflicted areas in the North and South of Ireland from 1998 to 2004. The program was funded by the International Fund for Ireland.


Graduating class from the 2004 Program. For Edel McCaul (centre in red) story about the visit click here


"Crossfader" group from the first program in 1998.

2 selections from their CD Blah:

1. mr. velvet
2. ditch pig

Harris Institute has previously delivered programs with Glasgow's University of Paisley, Nashville's Pro Media Training Centre, Ontario's Ministry of Culture, Moscow International Film School, Ontario Media Development Corporation and Music Managers Forum Canada.


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