The music industry has never been so exciting. There are so many opportunities and many different avenues that you can work in music – and you don’t have to play an instrument to have a career in music. Everything from working on live music events and festivals, working for a record label, being an artist manager through to working in recording studios, producing music and releasing your own tracks on streaming sites. The possibilities are endless and more importantly, the course will be about what you want to focus on.
‘…standards of work are strong.’ Ofsted, 2018
Study Music Production at Bournville and you become a part of a very exciting and new way to deliver music education – you will work for our record label COGNITO MUSIC. Your course will be delivered in a very practical and vocational context in working for the label within the job you are most focused on in the music industry. This is a 2 year programme and you will need to pass both years to obtain the full qualification.
Over 70% of those who come to view our music facilities end up studying with us. We have outstanding success rates on Level 3 Music Production, all teaching in music is good with outstanding features.
Recent survey feedback: Would recommend my course to a friend - all music students responded with 100% agreement I am enjoying my course - all music students responded with 100% agreement
What areas will I study?
- Studio Recording
- Creating music material through production
- Music Technology and Events
- Planning a Career in the Industry
- Personal Music Project
- Collaborative Music Project
What are the entry requirements?
You will need: A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, two of which must be maths and English Language. BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music Industry Skills (Merit or Distinction) together with a Grade 4 in maths and English. All applicants must have a good reference.
Where can I progress to next?
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). You can go into careers such as music management, teaching, performance and production.
If you decide to go to university or college, you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as:
music, popular music, music technology or music management.