Music Technology Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3- University of Arts London Awarding Body

Course Code: MU3ED
Learning Aim Code: 50077168
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Paget Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

Want to learn cutting edge skills in music technology recording, sequencing and live sound? Our University of Arts London Awarding Body (UAL) Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Music Technology is taught by highly experienced tutors, who will teach you in industry standard recording studios, Mac suites and at the superb Slade Rooms Live Venue in the city centre.

You will begin your first year of study on the UAL L3 Diploma and then once successfully completed you will progress to your 2nd year on the UAL L3 Extended Diploma, which is equivalent to three A Levels. The course specifically features skills in; Sequencing using software packages to compose, edit and mix music and soundtracks, The Music Industry; researching and exploring areas of the industry such as record labels, recording studios, live performances and the jobs associated with these and Sound Recording; learning how to set up and operate equipment in the College’s professional standard recording studios for the capture and processing of sound. Grading is through regular assessment of coursework and practical work, as well as portfolio building.

The course is accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body (UAL). City of Wolverhampton College is the only college in the Black Country, and one of only a few in the Midlands, to be accredited and offer qualifications from University of Arts London. UAL is a specialist awarding body offering up-to-date qualifications in the creative industries. It is owned by, and based within, University of the Arts London.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Music production techniques
  • Sequencing
  • Keyboard skills
  • Sound recording techniques
  • The sound and music industry
  • 24-track analogue/digital mixing
  • Sound design
  • Live sound and concert management and production
  • Signal routing
  • Patchbays
  • Recording studio production
  • Digital sound techniques/sound fx
  • Analogue/digital recording and editing
  • Microphone types and applications
  • Recording bands/musicians
  • Music and Audio theory
  • Production project

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Be part of a programme of study that has excellent pass rates
  • Be taught by our enthusiastic, experienced and talented music technology lecturing team
  • Learn in purpose built recording studios
  • Learn live sound and concert management in an actual working music venue in the city centre using state of the art live sound equipment
  • Be able to work in a dedicated music computer suite running industry standard software packages
  • Have the opportunity to use a wide range of microphones, instruments and studio equipment
  • Be a part of booking, promoting, engineering and stage managing your own gigs at the Slade Rooms
  • Understand how all of the skills you are learning can be applied in the industry
  • Improve your knowledge of what music industry opportunities are available
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills

How will I be assessed?

The course is project/assignment based and assessment is continuous throughout the year both in lessons, set work and through observations. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. Some units may be subject to external assessment.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in sound engineering, sound recording, events management, marketing and promotion, technician or as a freelancer in the industry
  • Progress on to our Foundation Degree in Creative Music production, HND in Live Sound and Events, a university degree or employment

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Five or more GCSEs at Grade C or above
  • You will also have an interview

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