Music Production - Level 3 Extended Diploma

Start Date: 7 September 2020
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers, Adults

About The Course

This course gives you specialist skills in music production, giving you the opportunity to study sequencing and sampling, sound engineering, general musicianship, the music industry, live sound and DJing, as well as music theory using professional industry software packages, including Logic Pro, Pro Tools and Traktor.

Your talents will be showcased during performance opportunities both in and outside of the college and in the production processes of our own in-house record label.

Although the emphasis is on practical and performance work you will need to complete written assignments and develop your skills as an informed and reflective practitioner through evaluative logbooks and rehearsal diaries.You will learn to evaluate and comment critically on both professional work and your own creative practice, gaining insight into the wider performing arts industry through contextual and industry studies.

Many of our teachers are professional musicians, which gives the course a real work focus. During your course you will be engaging in work-based activities aimed at giving you an insight into working in this industry.

What Will I Study?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • Principles of music production
  • Critical listening and music composition
  • Music industry and professional practice
  • Critical and contextual awareness for music production
  • Music production in context
  • Preparation for specialist study in music production
  • Collaborative music production
  • Exploration of specialist study in music production
  • Preparing for progression in music production

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and a Music/Performing Arts subject, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview and audition to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio.

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

Adults

If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan To cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Arts, or to pursue employment in the music industry.

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