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Newcastle College Music 3

College 16 to 18

Music

Our world class facilities are the perfect place to start your music career. We have a range of courses that will enhance your skills in composition, sound engineering, performance, DJ and electronic music.


Taught by industry professionals, you'll have the chance to perform in our performance venue and could even record your own music in our in-house recording studios. Take a look at our courses and start your music career today.

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What can I study?

Music Industry Skills - Level 2

Music Industry Skills is the perfect course for you if you are serious about a career in music. Choose between Music Performance, and Electronic Music Production pathways.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Music Performance - Level 3

If you are serious about a career as a performer, this is the course for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Music Production (Electronic Music) - Level 3

Develop your music production skills in a real studio and live setting. We will teach you how to create, record and sample music to a professional standard and encourage you to collaborate with musicians.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Music Production (Studio and Live Sound) - Level 3

Do you see yourself working in a studio, producing tracks for artists and bands? If your answer is yes, this is the perfect course for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Music qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • 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.

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Daily tasks:

  • Selects, contracts, markets and arranges for the presentation and/or distribution of performance, visual and heritage arts.
  • Manages health and safety issues.
  • Ensures necessary equipment, props, performers and technical staff are on set when required.
  • Prepares rehearsal and production schedule for main events, design of sets and costumes, technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals.
  • Breaks script into scenes and formulates a shooting schedule that will be most economical in terms of time, location and sets.
  • Directs actors, designers, camera team, sound crew and other production and technical staff to achieve desired effects.
  • Chooses writers, scripts, technical staff and performers, and assumes overall responsibility for completion of project on time and within budget.

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What can I do with a Music qualification?

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