A students studying at the Academy of Music and Sound will be graduating at the Guildhall in Exeter City Centre along with an inspirational talk from Jamie Catto (Faithless), Dean of Faulty from Partner University, University of Wolverhampton and Academy of Music and Sound owner, Kevin Harding.

Jamie Catto (pictured) is the creator, producer / director of the multi-award winning global 1 Giant Leap films and albums. He is also a founder member of electronic band, Faithless. Aside from an inspirational speech, students will have the chance to meet Catto and gain from his valuable first-hand knowledge.

Eight students will be graduating, a small number for a BA cohort as this allows for more 1 to 1 tutor time, helping to focus on areas individual to each student’s needs. All the students are already professional musicians, but some are going on to starting their own business, progressing with their own music or continuing their study with the Academy of Music and Sound at Postgraduate level, with a Masters in Popular Music Performance.

The day will allow the students to celebrate their hard-work over the last 3 years with their family and friends, as well as for the Academy of Music and Sound to wish them the best of luck with their future.

1.15pm: Arrive at AMS Coombe street for gown fitting
2pm: Guests arrive at the Guildhall for welcome drinks
2pm: Procession of Academic Staff and graduates leaves from Coombe street to walk to The Guildhall
2.10pm: arrive at The Guildhall for welcome drinks and seating
2.20: Opening address and introductions;  Kevin Harding, Director and Founder of The Academy of Music and Sound.
2.30: Speech Guest speaker Jamie Catto
2:50: Presentation of degree awards
3:45: Closing speech: Steve Ryan, Principal of Academy Of Music and Sound.
4pm: Drinks and canopes at The Guildhall
4.30pm: Process to Cathedral green for group photos (throwing mortar boards in the air etc) then return to AMS Coombe Street for individual graduation photos.
5pm: Return robes, leave with guests for cream tea/own arrangements