Are you looking to get into the music industry? Are you an enthusiastic and creative person who has already studied music technology or has a good amount of practical experience? This course could be for you if you have an interest in digital music production, live sound recording, mixing, remixing, mastering and composition, as well as a desire to find out about the music industry.
You will need four GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, including English, or successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma or equivalent. Equipment will be provided but you may wish to invest in your own equipment in the future, so funding is available for families on low income. Experience is also taken into account.
This course offers the opportunity to cover the practical and theoretical areas of Music Technology. In terms of practical work, the course involves learning how to use a Digital Audio Workstation, sound recording, mixing, mastering, and music production. Students will work closely with performance students and act as their producers. Theory units include studying how the music industry works, musical analysis, music theory, and planning for a career in the music industry.
Through a small independent record label run in association with the college, students will have the chance to record and produce for external artists and have their tracks released. We offer trips to concerts, events and trade shows, and also bring in guest speakers to cover topics such as Music Marketing.
Students are assessed on their practical work by submitting finished tracks and a reflective project log book. Other assignments include presentations, blogs, websites and reports. All modules include an element of reflection, which is also assessed in the form of an evaluation.
You can move on to the Level 3 Diploma for Music Practitioners in Technology, or into the industry.
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