This course will give you an introduction to the music sector, music performance and music technology and is suitable for people who want to work in the music industry. You will study and practice in well equipped music technology suites, rehearsal rooms and recording studios, and have the option to develop your skills in areas you are most interested in.
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As part of the course you will develop a music product of your choice. It is suitable if you are interested in the performance aspect of music or the more technical and production element. You will gain the specialist knowledge and understanding of creating music of your choice, from planning to production.
You will learn about working in the music industry, getting a broad knowledge of the employment opportunities, and the types of jobs there are. You will also gain an understanding of your professional development within the industry; whether you are interested in a career as a studio engineer, a musician or composer, you will find out what the music industry has to offer you and how you can get there.
Taught by tutors who are passionate about music and are working in the industry themselves, you will get first hand advice and information about working in the industry. We have visits from industry experts and artists. We have also have an impressive 350 seat auditorium that is used for performances and as a practice area. You will be assessed throughout the course by assignments and coursework.
What areas will I study?
Key areas of study include:
- Music production or performance
- Computer music production
- Working in the music industry
- Professional development in the music industry
- Planning and creating a music product
- Investigating an area of music
What are the entry requirements?
You will need four GCSEs grade 1 or above, or a Level 1 equivalent qualification.
Where can I progress to next?
You could continue your education and progress onto an Extended Diploma in Music Level 3 either specialising in performance or technology. You may also be able to pursue a variety of career opportunities such as becoming a professional musician/performer, sound engineer or producer.