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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.
This Level 2 course is based at our Stroud campus in the centre of Gloucestershire, surrounded by the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The campus is a short walk from Stroud train station and easily accessible by bus.
How will I know how I am doing?
A variety of assessment methods will be used to measure your progress from your start point and against your expected outcomes and target grade. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews, presentations and discussions.
Progress will be discussed with your tutor and other delivery staff on the programme.
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.
We aim to provide you with the skills required to be able to progress into further study and training or employment upon completion of your programme of study.
Key attributes required by employers are that individuals be enthusiastic, motivated, presentable (in some instances in company uniform), organised, articulate, able to think 'outside the box', business-like and enterprising, and that they have a 'can-do' attitude.
We work on all these areas throughout the duration of your programme of study, and your tutor(s) will provide feedback on progress made, as well as areas for development.
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.
What are my career options?
There are many different opportunities within the music industry. Many of our students progress onto obtaining recording contracts, becoming booking agents or going into artist management. Job roles include: live performer, session musician, studio engineer, stage crew and events promoter.
course information last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2022 @ 8.02am (22 hours ago)