It has recently been announced that New College Nottingham (NCN) is offering a foundation degree in heavy metal. Course convenor, Liam Maloy has set up the degree in response to demands from students. URN spoke to Liam Maloy and he explained what prospective students can expect to get from the degree.
With many students concerned with the debt they are going to rack up from university we asked Liam to inform us of the cost of the degree and what students can hope to receive for their money.
Students have expressed views about the degree and one said “the only people who may take it seriously are people signing heavy metal bands but the nature of music is that you don't need a degree in it to be any better than someone busking on the street so it won't really help them with employability in that respect.” Liam disagrees with this and explains what employability prospects he expects from future graduates.
NCN have not only received criticism from students but from the Campaign for Real Education who has deemed it a ‘waste of time’ and an ‘easy option’.