Music Production and Technology - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
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Do you see yourself working in a studio, producing tracks for artists and bands? Or could you imagine yourself travelling the world as part of a production crew at live gigs and festivals? If your answer is yes, this is the perfect course for you.
As a student of our Music Production and Technology course, you will learn in our state-of-the-art music facilities. We share your love of music and will give you the tools and experience to succeed working front of house, monitoring mixes and producing music at events or in the studio.
The course will provide professional training in both live sound and recording based audio engineering using equipment from SSL, Universal Audio, Apple, Digico and more. This vocational training will be delivered in a combination of virtual classes and sessions in our state of the art Theatre, Live Music Venue and recording studios. Music production is also included using Apple software. The music industry is also studied with a unit exploring career planning.
- 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
- 1 GCSE grade 3 in English or maths
- 1 GCSE grade 4 in English or maths
You will be invited to an interview and meet the team to make sure Music DJ and Electronic Production Level 3 is the right course to help you achieve your dreams.
What will I achieve?
This is a two-year programme. Upon successful completion you will receive a Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Music (Production).
What will I learn?
- Studio recording
- Music production skills
- Technology and live events
- Collaborative projects
How is the course taught?
- Studio based creative workshops
- Group work
How am I assessed?
- Project work
Work experience opportunities
Our work experience team will be on hand to help you gain practical work experience through placements and live projects. You will also take part in masterclasses and guest lectures from industry experts. Last year, students had the chance to learn from John Waugh of The 1975, as well as Sam Fender's band-mates Dean Thompson, Tom Ungerer and Drew Michael.
English and Maths
English and maths are important skills for musicians. We will help to achieve a qualification in both if you do not already hold one, as well as help you to develop your existing skills.
You will explore maths through the development of technical language in music and using ratios when you work the mixing stations. You will also learn about language arrangement, as well as improve your communication in written work.
Where can I progress?
After successfully completing the course you can choose to progress straight into industry or move onto higher education.
Many of our students have progressed onto degree courses like our BA (Hons) Music Production.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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What can I do with a qualification in Music?
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- Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.
- Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.
- Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
- Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.
- Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
- Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
- Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.
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- Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
- Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
- Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
- Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
- Conceives and writes original music.