“I wouldn't be where I am now if I had not studied at Bishop Auckland College.”

Five years ago Jordan Caygill completed his BA (Hons) in Music at Sunderland University, a ‘top-up’ year following completion of his Level 5 HND Music at Bishop Auckland College.

Today he works as a film trailer composer/music producer for Position Music in Los Angeles, an exciting role he secured during a visit to the studio in California in 2019.

His commissions include creating the trailer music for Hollywood film Terminator: Dark Fate starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Outsider - a series on US subscription channel HBO based on the 2018 Stephen King novel, and promotional campaigns for America’s Got Talent.

Jordan also runs his own small game music company Cerberus Audio, from his home studio in Witton-le-Wear, and since graduating has additionally worked in the healthcare sector supporting people with learning difficulties and special needs.

The 29-year-old said: “After writing and composing music for film and television I have developed many of the skills required to become a full time music editor. I’m currently creating a demo reel of my own custom cuts of new film trailers and composing music to them for a pitch to production studios.

Looking back at his time at Bishop Auckland College, he added: “Choosing BAC was in my eyes one of the monumental decisions of my life as I wouldn't be where I am now if I had not studied there.

“The commitment of the course lecturers and their dedication to making students successful was something that really impressed me. At BAC I was surrounded by a professional team of people that brought out the best in me.”

Jordan Caygill