Popular Music Technology

  • Foundation Degree

  • 2 years full-time

UCAS Institution Code
B68

UCAS Course Code
87R2

Fees
£7,500 (Year 1, 2020/21)*

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This innovative course is designed and delivered in partnership with the industry to equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills required by the music business. It provides you with the opportunity to research, study and practice around the themes and issues based within the music sector. Studying practitioners and implementing their theories into practice will be at the core of the course.

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You can specialise in technology whilst acquiring professional practice skills. An important element of the second year will be a work-related experience within the music business. This is a dynamic course, packed full of engaging, innovative and exciting modules delivered by a strong team of experts and industry professionals.

Previous industry guests / speakers have included:

  • Paul White and Huw Robjohns, Sound on Sound magazine
  • Ken Scott, music producer (The Beatles, David Bowie)
  • Tim Hamill, Sonic One Studios
  • Joe Gibb, music producer (Leftfield, Catatonia)
  • Paul Gray, Musicians Union
  • Lucy Squire, Catapult Records
  • John Rae, BAFTA award winning film composer

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Sequencing, composing and arranging
  • Sound to picture / foley
  • Recording studio engineering
  • Music production
  • Music industry practice
  • Career development
  • Major project
  • Pro-tools courseware

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

  • Typical A Level offer – DD
  • Typical BTEC offer – relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Pass or Pass/Pass/Pass
  • Typical Welsh Bacc offer – Grade C and DE at A Level
  • Typical Access to HE offer – Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 Level 3 credits all passes

Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).

On successful completion, you may progress to the BA (Hons) Creative Industries (Popular Music Technology).

There is also the opportunity for you to enter the music industry due to the wealth of skills and transferable experience you will gain, which further enhances options for a career path.

You can specialise in technology whilst acquiring professional practice skills. An important element of the second year will be a work-related experience within the music business. This is a dynamic course, packed full of engaging, innovative and exciting modules delivered by a strong team of experts and industry professionals.

Previous industry guests / speakers have included:

  • Paul White and Huw Robjohns, Sound on Sound magazine
  • Ken Scott, music producer (The Beatles, David Bowie)
  • Tim Hamill, Sonic One Studios
  • Joe Gibb, music producer (Leftfield, Catatonia)
  • Paul Gray, Musicians Union
  • Lucy Squire, Catapult Records
  • John Rae, BAFTA award winning film composer

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Sequencing, composing and arranging
  • Sound to picture / foley
  • Recording studio engineering
  • Music production
  • Music industry practice
  • Career development
  • Major project
  • Pro-tools courseware

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

  • Typical A Level offer – DD
  • Typical BTEC offer – relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Pass or Pass/Pass/Pass
  • Typical Welsh Bacc offer – Grade C and DE at A Level
  • Typical Access to HE offer – Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 Level 3 credits all passes

Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).

On successful completion, you may progress to the BA (Hons) Creative Industries (Popular Music Technology).

There is also the opportunity for you to enter the music industry due to the wealth of skills and transferable experience you will gain, which further enhances options for a career path.

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