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This course is not only an ideal pathway onto the Level 3 Music Technology course, it is also a great stand-alone introduction to music and music technology. The aim of this course is to provide you with a variety of skills, ranging from how to use a music studio and software to music theory and composition, as well as encouraging learners to learn to play at least one musical instrument. The course contains modules on: creating your own music using a digital audio workstation, performance and musicianship, the music industry, music theory, improvisation and composition. You will be taught to use a range of professional software, including Logic Pro X, Cubase and Presonus Studio One, as well as being shown how to set up and operate the recording studio.
What do I need to join?
As well as having a keen interest in the subject area, learners will need to possess GCSEs at grade 3 in both English and Maths. Learners will need to be committed, punctual and demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and taking on new ideas and skills. As this is both a creative and technical course, we would also like you to prepare an audition/show or a portfolio of work for your interview.
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths. Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall programme of study, be enrolled on GCSE English and Maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE grade 4 in both subjects.
As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter. Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete the programme can either gain an apprenticeship, enter the industry or continue with their studies through to Level 3.
course information last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2024 @ 10.52am (10 hours ago)