Music Studio Production HND

Course Code: MUSHD
Learning Aim Code: 100035059
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Duration: Two years
Campus: Paget Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

If you want a career in the music studio industry the two-year HND in Music Studio Production will develop your skills and knowledge in areas such as recording and production, composition and arranging, music technology and its application, as well as in exploring popular and commercial musical styles.

This is an intensive and practical course and you will learn from a team of tutors with extensive professional experience in studio and music production, music for multimedia, live and session instrument performance, and musicology.

You will be taught in the college’s fully equipped music recording studios and music computer suite equipped with state-of-the-art Apple Mac computers running the latest Pro Tools and Reason software, and an extensive range of high quality studio microphones and ancillary equipment.

HNDs are designed to give you practical vocational skills in a particular field of work which can lead straight to a career or progression within your current career, for example as a stepping stone to gaining professional status. Successful completion of an HND may allow entry into the second or third year of a degree programme.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Audio mastering
  • Computer music sequencing
  • Music studio production
  • Music composition techniques
  • Music production analysis
  • Studio and facilities management
  • Studio recording and engineering
  • Personal and professional development
  • Creative arts research skills
  • Music in context

You will also be required to complete a creative arts research project

What skills will I gain?

The HND in Music Studio Production will prepare you for employment in the music studio industry and give you a pathway to a ‘top- up’ third year at university.

By studying this course you will: • Be equipped with the knowledge, confidence, understanding and skills required for success in your future employment • Learn how to use the appropriate tools and techniques to integrate music audio and graphics in a creative context • Develop a broad understanding of recording and performance technologies, computer communication, digital media technologies and software development, standards and protocol for music and audio products

How will I be assessed?

This is an assignment based course so there are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout the programme by a variety of methods including coursework, reports, case studies, essay, presentations and observations.

What can I do next?

The skills you gain on the course will enable you to pursue a career in the industry as a:

  • Studio Engineer
  • Audio Programmer
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Studio Manager
  • Backline Technician
  • Digital Manager
  • Music Technologist
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Mixer

Successful completion of the course will also enable you to progress to a ‘top up’ third year at university (based on the entry requirements on the of the course/university you are applying for).

What are the Entry Requirements?

Entry is based on your academic qualifications and reference.

To access the course you are required to have:
  • 2 A Levels OR
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Evidence of interest / involvement in the music industry

Following your application you will be invited to an interview and offered the chance to see our facilities. Entry is based on academic qualifications and reference

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