• music 01
  • music 02
  • music 03
  • music 04
  • music 05
  • music 06
  • music 07

Overview

This course is designed for students looking for progression onto higher education or a successful career in music production, studio engineering or live sound. Developing practical music production skills and techniques, through MIDI and audio sequencing, studio recording and live sound modules, is key to this course.

‘…standards of work are strong.’ Ofsted, 2018

Course description

The course is very practical and you will have the opportunity to develop your music production techniques through sequencing and production work in one of our Mac sequencing suites and 2 of the 3 professional recording studios.

Our recording studios are built to a high standard containing Audient, Soundcraft, Yamaha and Behringer professional analogue and digital mixing consoles, Logic X and Cubase software on iMacs and a large array of industry standard microphones.

Live sound techniques are taught in our 350-seat auditorium (The Crossing), operating Midas Pro 2 and Avid Profile consoles and 64-track Pro Tools recording.

This is a 2 year programme and you will need to pass both years to obtain the full qualification.

Our impressive auditorium hosts many performances throughout the year, not only from college students but also visiting performers, such as award-winning artist Tom Walker. Music production students will have the opportunity to provide the sound for these performances and you can attend performances from visiting artists.

What areas will I study?

  • Studio recording
  • Creating music material through production
  • Music technology and events
  • Planning career in the industry
  • Personal music project
  • Collaborative music project

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £7000.00 2 Academic years You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £7000.00 2 Academic years You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.