This course is validated by the University of the Arts, London (UAL) and has been designed to help you pursue a career in the music industry, giving you intermediate skills in performance, composition and related activities. Building on your existing skills, you will be required to work at a semi-independent level, as you develop knowledge and experience in composition, mixing, recording, live performance and production.
Our music laboiratories have industry-standard equipment, including Apple iMacs, equipped with Logic, Ableton, Midi Keyboards and fully functional recording studios with state-of-the-art mixing desks. There are opportunities to participate in live performances and you will study topics related to the music industry. There will also be visits, trips and work experience.
You will be studying the following units:
Unit 1: Introduction to music performance
Unit 2: Introduction to music production
Unit 3; Listening skills for music performance and production
Unit 4: Exploring music Composition
Unit 5: Contextual research for music performance and production
Unit 6: Music performance skills and practice
Unit 7: Music production skills and practice
Unit 8: Music performance? and production project
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview and audition to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course is assessed throughout the year with practical skills, presentation and with an end-of-course portfolio.
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.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
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, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances. 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.
You could progress on to a Level 3 course at the College or go straight into employment in the recording industry.