Graduate profile
Scott Tatsuta

Scott Tatsuta

"Without a doubt the best thing about my course was the ability to specialise in a field. The Creative Music Technology course allows students to study a wide range of topics and find where their strengths and interests align."

Course
Creative Music Technology BMus (Hons)

What attracted you to choose the University of Surrey? 

Coming from a university that focused primarily on aesthetics over skill, I felt that a stronger foundation in the technical aspects of music and sound was necessary for me to make my ideas real. With that in mind I chose to come to Surrey to strengthen my technical abilities.

What are your best memories of Surrey?

My strongest memory from Surrey was from my computational programming class. My professor gave me extra projects out of lecture times as he recognised that I had a desire to learn more than just the curriculum and wanted to put in the effort to help my studies outside the classroom. It is that willingness to help students learn, beyond what the curriculum dictates, that I remember so fondly.

What were the best things about your course?

Without a doubt the best thing about my course was the ability to specialise in a field. The Creative Music Technology course allows students to study a wide range of topics and find where their strengths and interests align. While other courses may force students into a prescriptive, narrow field of study, the Creative Music Technology course at Surrey allowed me and my course mates to explore applications of music technology across different disciplines and industries before finding our own specialties. 

How did your time at Surrey help you choose your career?  

Surrey gave me the time and space to explore how I could apply my skills to a wide range of fields. While I had a vague idea of what to do after university, the variety of subjects I studied helped me narrow my focus while picking up skills from different disciplines.

Throughout my time at Surrey, professors took time out of their schedules to help me grow artistically and musically beyond what was offered in the classroom. Without help from professors like Tom Hall, Jeevan Rai, and Tom Armstrong I would not be in the position that I am now.

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