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80 UCAS points (UCAS 2017 tariff). This equates to MMP or above at BTEC National Diploma, CCD at A-Level, or Merit on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design and Media). Students are also required to hold English & Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above.
Students with no traditional entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by completing a short essay and informal audition and/or showcase of production work to date.
The programme has been carefully constructed to provide students with a clear pathway from skills acquisition, through to application and development, finishing with a 'springboard to industry' in the final year.
Our students are expected to become active musicians and producers, contributing to the music scene from the very start of the course. Our real-world experience in managing our White Box Sessions and record label offer a unique opportunity for learners to practice and contribute to the industry in preparation for forging their own career and creative pathway.
Other opportunities exist to pursue postgraduate study (teacher training), employment as a performing musician, recording and production industry, multimedia, radio and television, music promotion and management.
If I had the chance to do it all again, I would without a doubt.
The course will equip students with the knowledge to understand and be able to apply theoretical and contextual concepts, through deconstruction and critical analysis of own practice, to ‘real world’ scenarios in a competitive and fast-paced entertainment sector.
Our students will develop the necessary skills to read and compose music in a creative way and allow students to access and confidently operate in individual and group studio recording sessions.Our course aims to provide students the opportunity for the practise of music and performance with industry-standard equipment in individual and group rehearsal environments.
Students will develop and understanding of the music industry and opportunities for employment as a musician or producer and to develop in students the ability to apply research and inquiry skills to explore related topics in depth.