Students to learn the language of Apple

Published: 26 March 2009 at 16:09

Anglia Ruskin becomes an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education (AATCe)

Anglia Ruskin University is one of the latest institutions to become an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education (AATCe) joining a pan-European network delivering high-quality training and certification to students in key software applications used by the professionals.

As the world’s technology leader in media, education and creative applications, Apple software applications such as Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro are used across the University’s Faculties in courses such as Creative Music Technology, Film and TV Production and Audio Technology.

As an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education (AATCe), Anglia Ruskin is now able to give its students a jump-start in film, television, recording and other new media careers, boosting its reputation for first class digital education. 

The University is able to offer students the additional benefit of achieving Apple Pro Certification status, Apple’s own end user certification, in their chosen application. This additional certification will distinguish them as a professional-level user of Apple’s Pro Applications and give them a competitive edge in the job market.

The first Pro Applications course was run recently by Anglia Ruskin’s Apple Certified Trainer Dr Julio D’Escrivan from Creative Music Technology within the faculty of Arts Law and Social Sciences. Dr D’Escrivan delivered a Logic Pro course to nine of his first year BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology students with seven of the nine achieving the Certification upon completion.

The programmes can be flexible in their design, allowing tutors to use the materials provided by the programme to support existing curriculum, or as a solid basis for stand-alone instruction.

As an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education, Anglia Ruskin students are also able to take part in the Apple Creative Talent Contest 2009. An opportunity to showcase their skills, the Creative Talent Contest is a pan-European competition organised by Apple for all AATCe Students. Creating a film or song using Final Cut Studio or Logic Pro, student’s projects will be reviewed by an international panel of creative professionals and celebrities. To cap it all, finalists will be awarded amazing prizes at a special awards ceremony held in London.

“This is a fantastic development,”

said Caroline Hyde, Business Development Manager for Creative and Cultural Industries at Anglia Ruskin.

“It allows us to offer our students the opportunity to gain a professional qualification, in addition to their degree, in this industry-standard software. We hope to be able to offer it to all students as we develop the course portfolio.”

“We are also keen to look how this could develop into a wider Digital Media training facility which could be opened to regional businesses and individuals as well. We have previously run courses in Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro, as well as some new computer games technologies, but developing from an AATCe to a fully fledged Apple Authorised Training Centre would allow us to offer the Apple accredited programmes.”

For further information about Anglia Ruskin University’s AATCe status or to discuss available short courses, please contact Caroline Hyde, Business Development Manager for Creative and Cultural Industries on 0845 196 2995 or