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L2 Music Technology

Full-time L2 Music Technology Level 2 | Diploma for Music Practitioners

This course is not only an ideal pathway onto the Level 3 Music Technology course, but it is a great standalone 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 an...

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September 2020Stroud Campus2Apply Online

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

This course is not only an ideal pathway onto the Level 3 Music Technology course, but it is a great standalone 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 focusing 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?

4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, ideally including English and Maths, or an alternative Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject. 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.

How will I know how I am doing?

Throughout the course, you will create a portfolio of work, including compositions, recordings and projects, as well as some essays and traditional written work, to accompany some of the more practical elements. The tutor will give regular feedback on the level you are currently working at and which areas you can improve to push for the highest grades possible.

Maths & English

A key requirement for obtaining many jobs is to achieve a good standard of English and Maths. Learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade C in these subjects will be enrolled on either GCSE or functional skills programmes alongside their main study programme.

Employability

This course will provide you with the skills relevant to the music industry and will hone your skills to approach the next step of your career.

Work Experience

You will work alongside industry professionals who will give you an insight into the industry. You will end the course by performing in a professional setting at the acclaimed end-of-year music show. Students are encouraged to source a week's work experience with local creative companies, which can be supported by tutors. There are opportunites to work as part of a team, organising and performing at College events, and students are encouraged to gain as much performance experience as possible.

What can I do next?

As well as using your newly developed music skills to play, compose, produce and record music, you will be ideally placed on the Level 3 Music Technology course, which is an ideal gateway to both higher education and working in the music industry.

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. Live performer, session musician, studio engineer, stage crew, events promotion.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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