Course Code: HN4MMUSH / 19DA11A
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Music Production Higher National Certificate (HNC) Level 4
Introduction to the course
Our HNC in Music Production provides you with strong sector-specific skills such as mixing, mastering, music composition.
This course equips you to progress in a wide variety of roles, such as audio engineer, sound editor, sound recordist, sound assistant, sound designer, junior engineer and foley editor.
We have industry-standard studios, allowing you to record live instruments, electronic and vocals, including Logic PX, ProTools and Abelton Live.
We have qualified industry-experienced tutors, who are skilled and experienced in equipping you with skills for the next stage of your career or education. You will develop a wide range of skills allowing you to specialise at University level, perfecting both your written and research skills, as well as looking at the business aspects of the industry.
The course will:
- Provide education and training for a range of careers in the production industries
- Lead to opportunities for potential workers in the music sector to achieve a nationally recognised level 4 or 5 vocationally specific qualification
- Lead to nationally recognised levels 4 or 5 vocationally specific qualifications
- Provide opportunities for full-time learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific quali cation to enter employment in the music sectors or progress to higher education vocational qualifications in music production
- Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners in the field of music production
- Provide learners with transferable skills that will enable them to progress and move within the music sector
- Provide opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher-level skills in a music context
- Provide opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
What do I need?
- Level 3 qualification in Music/Music Production (A-Level, BTEC - Merit or Distinction grades)
- Excellent reference
- Level 2 English and Maths
How is the course taught?
All students will study these modules:
Unit 15: Creative Arts Research Skills
Unit 30: Music in Context
Unit 36: Music Technology
Unit 25: Managing a Creative Business
Unit 43: Principles of Musical Sound
Unit 45: Public Performance Technology
Unit 50: Music and Sound for Computer Games
Unit 52: Studio Recording and Engineering
The learners enrolled on this programme are guided and supported through a personal tutor and career advisor for HE progression. Learners successfully completing the HNC normally progress onto courses such as commercial music, creative music production and business and commercial music performance.
Average class size would be between 10-15 learners. It is expected that learners will also study independently after given guidance by the lecturers. All teaching staff are well qualified with industry skills and experience. Staff specialities include music for TV, mixing and mastering, sound for computer games and backline for live performance.
How will I be assessed?
Learning takes place through a variety of activities on this course. These include:
- Practical workshops in our fully equipped Mac studios
- Student centred assignments
- Projects (including external client projects)
- Participation in our annual show, presenting audio production projects and live performances
- Collaborating on projects with games, animation and film students
What does it lead to?
On completion you will be given an option to study for a second year and complete a full Higher National Diploma (HND) in Music Production (subject to recruitment). Following this you will be able to complete a full honours degree at a partner institution. Alternatively you will be supported to find employment.
For an employer you would have employees who have worked on a range of live projects working to industry timescales along with knowledge and experience of using industry standard software such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live and Reason.
|Location||Start Date - End Date - Study Mode|
|Tottenham Centre||2 Sep 2019 - 3 Jul 2020 - Daytime|
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