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Launching the industrial training program of the Music Technology Group

Launching the industrial training program of the Music Technology Group

This new program offers the opportunity for companies to shape the education of the Master in Sound and Music Computing by incorporating their technological needs in the work to be done by the students

12.09.2019

 

Every year, after a very competitive selection process, 20 new students enroll in the Master in Sound and Music Computing, https://www.upf.edu/web/smc, a program associated with the MTG. The selection takes into account the academic background of the candidates and their potential to become successful professionals in the music technology field. The most clear measure of our achievement is that most of our alumni, https://www.upf.edu/web/smc/alumni, have profited from their MTG experience to develop successful careers in our field. 

The MTG has extensive experience in educating researchers and professionals in the various topics related to Music Technology. With 25 years of history, the MTG has developed a great research and training environment by emphasizing the applied aspect of sound and music computing research. Through collaborations with many companies, the researchers, students, and developers of the MTG have carried out many research projects with recognized industrial and social impact.

The students of the SMC Master come from all over the world and spend 1 or 2 years with us learning about the state of the art methodologies of relevance in the analysis, description, synthesis, transformation, and production of sound and music signals. The main component of their education is their thesis, a research project in which they work from the very beginning and in which they apply what they learn. This project offers the unique opportunity to work on problems of interest to companies, thus being able to train our students with the specific technical skills needed by our collaborating companies.  

This year we launch the Industrial Training Program to take advantage of the opportunity that the Master’s research project offers. A typical program will last the whole 9 months of the academic year (from October to June), during which a student will take courses and in parallel carries out the proposed project under the joint supervision of the MTG and the company. The overall cost for the company will be 15000€, of which 8000€ will be dedicated to the student scholarship.

The steps for defining and carrying out a joint project are:

  1. The company and the MTG agree on a set of possible topics and on the project conditions (calendar, IP, supervisors, …).
  2. The MTG does a pre-selection of candidates among the current Master students and the company makes the final choice.
  3. The project is carried out following the academic calendar of the Master. Once the academic year ends, the student can do an internship in the company. 

The most direct benefit for a company participating in this program is having access to a pool of great students and being involved in focusing their training on the topics of interest to the company. These well-trained students will be ideal candidates for being hired by the company once they finish the Master's program. Another clear benefit for the company is the possibility to explore a research idea in collaboration with the MTG, being able to exploit the results obtained once the project ends.

 

If your company is interested in participating in this program contact [email protected]

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