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Music Performance – (Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / A level Equivalent)

This course explores the development of a broad range of music technology-based skills. The main focus is music production, underpinned by the associated theoretical knowledge and technical skills alongside professional development in relation to the music industry.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: A Levels
School Leaver - Academic
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: N
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/music-performance-level-3-subsidiary-diploma-a-level-equivalent
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Course Information for Students

This course explores the development of a broad range of music technology-based skills. The main focus is music production, underpinned by the associated theoretical knowledge and technical skills alongside professional development in relation to the music industry.

If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade 9-4, you will also develop your skills in maths.  This will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.


 

You will need four GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English Language. Alternatively, you may have a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction level along with GCSE English Language at grade 9-4.

You will also need to provide evidence of some experience in music or music technology, such as work experience, creating your own music or playing an instrument.

You will study a range of units and take part in projects that are designed to develop your skills, extend your knowledge and build your profile in different key areas. These will include:

Studio recording – understanding how recording equipment functions and how to effectively utilise technology to produce high quality recordings. You will develop a range of mixing and editing skills through the understanding and application of a range of audio effects and processes.

Creating music – developing composition skills using music software. Effectively using technology in the creation and production of original compositions and sound design for a range of destinations such games and visual media.

Live events – explore how to effectively set up and operate both analog and digital sound reinforcement equipment for a range of live events and performances.

Music Industry – understand how the music industries organisations and systems work, discover music related job roles and career pathways, explore the influence of the law in areas such as copyright and employment, and develop effective business strategies.

Self-promotion and networking – studying the requirements of identifying and reaching out to your target audience, the power of image and branding, and practically transferring this knowledge into the creation of your own effective marketing materials and campaigns for your creative work.

Collaborative music project – planning, organising and creating professional standard music with your recording, programming and production skills. Professionally presenting and promoting these pieces.

You will take part in real-world projects, visit industry settings and be involved in seminars and workshops with industry professionals. Also you will develop a vocabulary of key technical terms, develop practical  problem solving skills and advance your professional communication and interpersonal skills as part of your programme.

This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.

You will need a pair of headphones and earplugs.

Assessment is completely through continually assessed coursework using a range of practical activities such as sound recordings, creating music, practical listening and theoretical assignments through music industry based scenarios and research.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress into the music industry or onto further studies in Higher Education. 

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Musicians

£27158

Musicians

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:49 pm