This course enables students to develop the skills needed to work within the sound/music and broadcasting/film industry plus prepare for university courses in music/music technology related subjects. A wide range of music technology related themes will be studied including: music production techniques and audio engineering principles, planning and delivering a music product, music sequencing, sound for the moving image and sound creation and manipulation, the sound and music industry, live sound techniques; acoustics and music technology in performance.
On this course you will learn how to create a music product, develop your listening skills and be introduced to acoustics. You will look at modern and pop music in practice as well as music technology in performance. You will spend a large amount of time in the recording studios helping to develop your engineering and production skills. There will be opportunities for you work on real live projects including location and studio based client work. Units will include areas such as:
- Studio recording
- Music production techniques
- Music sequencing
- Events and promotion
- Composing music
- Music theory and harmony
- Live performance
Employment: this course can form the foundations for future study and work in this industry. Former students have gained employment as Studio Recording Engineers, Live Sound Engineers and Television Composers while others have performed at Glastonbury, Download and Leeds Festivals.
Education: you could progress to university to further develop your skills and knowledge of this area.