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Level: 1

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 10


Start: 02/11/2021

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Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will provide an introduction to using the music software Logic to record your own music. Over the six weeks of the course, you'll cover the basic functions of Logic including using loops, recording audio and adding basic effects to make your recordings sound better. You'll also explore how musical compositions are structured. This course will take place on Monday nights between 6.00PM and 8.30PM at the Joseph Wright Centre.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, other than an interest in learning about music technology. This is a short course designed for adult learners aged 19+.

Course Content

You will cover:

  • The basics of Logic (music recording software)
  • How to use loops to build musical compositions
  • How to record audio
  • Structuring compositions
  • Adding effects to make your recordings sound better

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment, though you will receive feedback on your work.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?

Further Study

This course could be done in isolation as a pleasurable creative outlet.

However, you could progress to our Certificate in Performing Arts (Music pathway) which is a more formal qualification aimed at adults that commences in January 2021.



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This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

Set to make some noise in the music industry

Music Technology learner Jacob Holmes chose his course after meeting Derby College tutors at an information evening. He says they were so passionate and enthusiastic about their subject, he was immediately inspired to enrol.
The decision turned out to be a sound one. He is now preparing for higher education at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, with a view to a career in the live sound and theatre industry. Jacob has also won applause for his exceptional commitment to his studies.
Keen to develop his skills and understanding, he undertook sound and lighting operations at extra-curricular gigs and performances – both in-house and at external venues – and proved to be an essential part of any technical team. His dedication earned him the Media, Music and Performing Arts prize, sponsored by the Derby Telegraph, at our 2014 Peak Awards.

The tutors at Derby College are so helpful. They really care about the learners and their progress, which pushes you to work harder.


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