“How NOT to land an internship”: A Case Study of Experiential Learning in Sound Recording and Music Production Education

The Handbook on Music Business and Creative Industries in Education - Daniel Walzer

Kirk McNally [+-]
University of Victoria
Kirk McNally is Assistant Professor of Music Technology, University of Victoria, Canada.

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Using community-engaged learning and participatory action research, Kirk McNally presents a case study on the collaboration between upper-level sound recording students and a local Canadian record label. McNally argues that the standard practice of internships in the music industry is at best limited in its scope and exploitative at its worst. Community Engaged Learning (CEL) presents a useful alternative where students apply their skills in real-world scenarios, thus improving their applied knowledge and learning outcomes. McNally’s qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews suggests while CEL promotes a sense of lifelong learning and reflective practice, educators must use care to align the industry component with existing music business curricula such that both support each other equally.

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McNally, Kirk. “How NOT to land an internship”: A Case Study of Experiential Learning in Sound Recording and Music Production Education. The Handbook on Music Business and Creative Industries in Education. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Aug 2024. ISBN 9781800505223. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=45324. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.45324. Aug 2024

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