UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Music Technology

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Start September 2018
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Length 2 Years
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FFDSMT

About this Course

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These exciting, largely practical courses explore modern recording and production techniques.


  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted


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Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:


At least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, preferably including English and Maths

or
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements and tutor reference


(If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start on the Level 2 course instead, before applying to move on to this Level 3 course. Click here for the Level 2 course


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.


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Course Content

You will learn how to use the latest software including Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments. You will learn microphone techniques and how to use professional mixing desks.


You will work within our high tech new music recording studios: developing your skills in audio recording, editing, mixing, remixing and electronic production.


You will also learn about the various careers in the music industry, music theory & compositional skills, sound design for movies and computer games, live sound techniques, marketing and event management. The courses cover many of the key job roles in the industry and the real-world assignments are designed to give you a taste of working as a music practitioner.


There are also various extra curricular activities that you can get involved in, such as Northbrook Student Radio, college record labels, club nights, gigs and social events.


If you have less that grade C/4 in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.

Progression/Career Path

After 1 year at Level 3 you can achieve a UAL Diploma in Music Performance and Production. This means that you can progress on to the Extended Diploma course (below).


After 2 years at Level 3 you can achieve a UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses. Successful students can seek careers in Music Management, Teaching, Performance, Engineering and Production.

Assessment/Exams

All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is then awarded when all units are completed over the two years (Pass, Merit, Distinction). Assessment of work is made from completion of set tasks. These could be through submission of: essays, recordings, data files and presentations.

Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

Funding & Financial Support

Age 16-17 starters -You will not have to pay fees on condition you are still under 19 on 31st August in each year of the course.


Age 18+ starters - Some students may have to pay for part of their course. More information»


Click here for further information on financial support»

Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:


At least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, preferably including English and Maths

or
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements and tutor reference


(If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start on the Level 2 course instead, before applying to move on to this Level 3 course. Click here for the Level 2 course


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.


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Course Content

You will learn how to use the latest software including Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments. You will learn microphone techniques and how to use professional mixing desks.


You will work within our high tech new music recording studios: developing your skills in audio recording, editing, mixing, remixing and electronic production.


You will also learn about the various careers in the music industry, music theory & compositional skills, sound design for movies and computer games, live sound techniques, marketing and event management. The courses cover many of the key job roles in the industry and the real-world assignments are designed to give you a taste of working as a music practitioner.


There are also various extra curricular activities that you can get involved in, such as Northbrook Student Radio, college record labels, club nights, gigs and social events.


If you have less that grade C/4 in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.

Progression/Career Path

After 1 year at Level 3 you can achieve a UAL Diploma in Music Performance and Production. This means that you can progress on to the Extended Diploma course (below).


After 2 years at Level 3 you can achieve a UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses. Successful students can seek careers in Music Management, Teaching, Performance, Engineering and Production.

Assessment/Exams

All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is then awarded when all units are completed over the two years (Pass, Merit, Distinction). Assessment of work is made from completion of set tasks. These could be through submission of: essays, recordings, data files and presentations.

Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

Funding & Financial Support

Age 16-17 starters -You will not have to pay fees on condition you are still under 19 on 31st August in each year of the course.


Age 18+ starters - Some students may have to pay for part of their course. More information»


Click here for further information on financial support»