Former Forth Valley College Sound Production student Molly Schutten, is turning the dial up to 11 in her academic journey by enrolling on the BDes (Hons) in Sound for the Moving Image at the Glasgow School of Art.
Molly (20) from Kippen, graduated with her HND in June 2020 and is using the well-respected qualification as a foundation for university study.
The winner of the Most promising Student in the Department of Creative Industries, Hospitality and Tourism award in 2020, said: “I chose to study at Forth Valley College as I knew that they had a good course with a strong reputation and good student support, which was very important to me. When I went to an open evening the lecturer was very patient and knew what he was talking about regarding the new structure of the course, the College’s facilities and help as a whole.
“I liked that the lecturers who were enthusiastic and willing to help if you made the effort to help yourself and ask. They were very approachable. The facilities were amazing and I loved working in the studios, and even in the mac labs
“The experience of studying at the FVC Stirling Campus has helped to bring me out of my shell and believe in myself. I have also learned many more. I have made some amazing friends who I can talk to, amongst other things, about the coursework and inspire each other creatively.
“FVC has helped me immensely, they have given me so many opportunities which have helped to put me in the same room with different people from different aspects of the industry. They have helped me to gain work placements, including work shifts in some cases, at the BBC and helped give me more knowledge of the industry. The College has also helped me to think about university and balancing that with work in the industry.
“There are too many reasons for me to write down on why I would recommend FVC to people interested in any area of sound production. However I would say that the levels of engagement from the lecturers is amazing. The lecturers in general, are incredible and are always there to help. There are so many opportunities for anyone, no matter what you are interested in or level you are at. The student support is great too and are always there if you need them, and so, so much more.
“It is tough for me to answer the best bit for me has been, but I would say getting to meet so many interesting, amazing and friendly people that are willing to talk and help with opportunities and anything else, is right up there. Making so many good friends while at the College is also right up there.”
Summing up here experience in three words Molly, said: “Interesting, Exiting and Supportive.”