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Evan Bourke

Course: Higher National Diploma in Music Production

Meet former Music Production graduate Evan Bourke who is now working as a TV Producer with Euronews in Dubai. He has previously worked with other major brands including the BBC, Fox Network and National Geographic.

My course involved a lot of hands-on studio work which not many other colleges or universities offer. And along with all the technical knowledge I acquired at NWRC, I also learned how to conduct myself when in career-changing moments.

Why did you choose to study Music at NWRC?

It had the perfect course for what I was after. The combination of excellent facilities and lecturers with vast industry experience made it a perfect fit.

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Tell us a bit more about your course

The course was excellent it involved a lot of hands-on studio work which not many colleges or universities offer.

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What did you do after you completed your course?

On completing the HND I continued my education at Leeds Metropolitan University. Studying at NWRC really prepared me for my time at University. Getting to use the studios, equipment and, all the other facilities at NWRC gave me an advantage over my classmates in University coming straight from school as they didn't have such an opportunity.

After acquiring my Bachelor's Degree I got a job in a state-of-the-art studio in the UK as a Music Producer.

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Tell us about your work at Euronews TV

The skills I learned in music production were transferable to other industries and due to the opportunities I was presented I'm now working in TV.

Over the past 12 years, I have worked in Content Production within international news networks, advertising agencies, production houses, and publishers. Previously I have worked on projects with other major brands such as the BBC, Fox Network, National Geographic.

Currently, I work as a Producer with Euronews in their Dubai office. I produce packages for the Euronews website and TV channel that is broadcast globally in twelve different languages. This is such an exciting job as every day is different. For example, one day I was in a space station interviewing an astronaut and the I was documenting aid relief in Africa!

Evan Bourke reports from Deep Dive Dubai, which holds the record for being the deepest pool in the world

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How did your time at NWRC help you in your chosen career?

Along with all the technical knowledge I acquired at NWRC, I also learned how to conduct myself when in career-changing moments. How to effectively manage high pressure situations, good time management and dealing with people from all races and religions.

It also has to be noted that the friendly banter between the lecturers and students is priceless. I would love to go back for a week to hear a very random anecdote from Tony Talbot or Marc Geagan.

This is such an exciting job as every day is different. For example, one day I was in a space station interviewing an astronaut, and the next I was documenting aid relief in Africa!

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