A brand new Nottingham course in Technical Events Production has received the endorsement of Mark Cann, Michael Eavis’ second in command at Glastonbury Festival. In recommending the new BTEC extended diploma, he described it as “a fantastic launch pad for a technical career in events production.”
Confetti is a custom-designed facility which specialises in courses in Music Technology, TV & Film production and Games Technology. Its expansion into delivering two new BTEC courses starting this September – in Technical Events Production and Radio Production – was a natural progression following the skills and professional experience of its tutors, and the endorsement of some of the creative industries’ leading players.
Mark Cann is a keen supporter of Confetti and the role it plays in launching the next generation of music producers, games designers and film makers. On a recent visit he shared his knowledge and industry know-how with Confetti’s students, and was excited to hear of its venture into his own creative business arena.
“Events, shows and music festivals are becoming more and more spectacular and technically demanding in terms of sounds and visuals, so the need for well-trained, industry-experienced support behind the scenes has never been more important,” says Mark Cann. “Confetti gives its students the invaluable combination of hands-on technical skills with real-life work experience, and this gives them a fantastic advantage when starting their career in events production.”
He adds, “Confetti has always been successful in making their students ‘work-ready,’ and from an employer’s point of view that is a huge bonus. They teach on industry-standard technical kit, get them working at real events, meeting key players in the business – all of which helps them to hit the ground running once they graduate. This is an excellent course that focuses on a growth area in the creative industries, and I’m sure we’ll see many Confetti alumni making their mark at future festivals.”