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Music

Mode of study HE Full-time
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Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Tuition Fee £6,500
Course code FLR4HMT001 (2021)

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  • Who is it for?

    This course is the ideal place to begin your higher-level studies in Music Technology. If you have qualifications in Music Technology and/or a passion for music production, this is the course for you. The Higher National Certificate is equivalent to the first year of a degree. Upon successful completion of the HNC you can continue onto the Higher National Diploma (HND).

    Why study this course

    Work in one of our purpose-built recording studios or production suites on industry standard platforms Pro Tools and Logic Pro X. Develop a deep understanding and practical skills in music production, the music industry, acoustics and studio craft. The department has recently benefited from large scale investment featuring a large and small Mac suite, Mac computers in all 3 studios, numerous outboard effects and audio processing equipment including an Allen & Heath Hybrid mixing console. Studying here will mean much lower fees than those at university whilst also offering more support and 1:1 time than often available in university.

  • Entry Requirements

    “The ideal applicant will hold 64 UCAS points in Music Technology or a closely related subject. Where the applicant doesn’t have this a portfolio of work in the area would be required”.

     

  • What does the course involve?

    This course is an opportunity for you to enhance your practical and theoretical skills that are required in the ever changing music industry. You will undertake a number of creative production projects and practical exercises. Other methods of assessment will include written assignments and presentations. Your final grades will depend on the portfolio of evidence you produce to demonstrate your achievements. Your learning experience is enhanced by workshops with professional practitioners and regular performance visits and study trips, in previous years students have had trips to Berlin and Barcelona.
    The first year of the course will include the following core units:The Music Industry, Marketing and Promotion for Musicians, Professional Development, Applied Sound Principles, Recording Technology and Creative Software Techniques. The first year will also feature two specialist units.

    If you progress onto the HND you will complete the following units:Creative Research Project and Advanced Music Production. The second year will also feature 5 specialist units.The HNC consists of 8 units and the HND comprises of 15 units in total.

    This course is validated by Edexcel (Pearson).

  • How is the course assessed?

     

    Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessment methods include assignments, developing portfolios, examinations and presentations. Please refer to the Course Specification for information on assessment for this particular course.

  • How much does it cost?

     Equipment: We highly recommend that you have: Closed back headphones with a quarter inch jack adaptor; Memory stick or hard drive with a high capacity; Journal or note pad for note taking.

  • Additional Notes

    During the course you will develop your recording and sound production skills as you explore the finer details of professional audio. You will gain experience of running recording sessions and creating music through technology. Alongside the production aspects of the course, you will complete coursework which explores the music industry, marketing and professional development. You will also complete two specialist practical - based units. This broad qualification is a great starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the music industry as well as those that wish to progress to university. Many have a natural progression route to the third and final year of a degree course. The variety of units offered on the course will help you to develop your independent study as well as your team work and communication skills.

  • Further Information

    On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the HND in Music Technology or progress into a career in the music industry. If you continue to complete the HND you can top this up at university by completing the 3rd year of a full honours degree. This vast industry has many exciting and varied roles including: working behind the scenes in film and television; radio production; theatre or live music. You could become a composer, songwriter, music producer, sound engineer, session musician or event organiser. You could work in the business at a record label or even run your own. You could work in A&R seeking out the next Adele, Ed Sheeran or Coldplay. Other record label roles include pluggers, marketing, sales and merchandise. Fight for the rights of musicians with a job at the Musicians Union or help support artists by working at a royalty collection agency. There are around 150,000 people working full time in the music industry in the UK with over a million working part time. This course will give you a solid understanding of many of these professions and give you the skills you need to succeed.

  • What do I do next?

    To join this course you will first have to register with UCAS at www.ucas.com and then apply through UCAS. (Choose: Sign In–Students–Undergraduate–Apply–Register and follow the instructions.) You will then receive a confirmation email from UCAS and the College will be in contact with an interview date. Current Shrewsbury Colleges Group students should seek support from their tutor before applying.

    If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the programme most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James Marshall

James Marshall

A Level Music (Business, Economics, Psychology)
Previous school: Church Stretton School

I will study Music at Durham University and then do a PGCE as I would like to become a college Music teacher. This has been inspired by the great teachers at SCG and all the hard work they have put in to help me. I learnt composition and theory and truly developed my skills as a Musician. I play classical guitar and never thought I’d be able to consider it as a future career. I also take part in the MaDA performances and am a member of the college choir - these are great confidence builders.

Anna Davies-Jones

Anna Davies-Jones

HNC in Music Technology

I chose to study at Shrewsbury Colleges Group because of the brilliant resources and teaching. It’s also great doing a HE course closer to home because I am familiar with my surroundings and have all my family and friends nearby. I am aware that there are less women in the music production industry, but I know I have the ability to succeed. I’m excited for females in the music industry because things are changing

Sophie Iddles

Sophie Iddles

A Level Music (History and Geography)
Previous Institution: Priory School

I am thankful for the excellent music teaching I have received, both at the College and from my instrumental teachers. I am going to study Music at Cambridge University and am excited to continue expanding my musical knowledge. I feel very privileged to be going to such a prestigious university!

Anna Davies-Jones

Anna Davies-Jones

HNC in Music Technology

I chose to study at Shrewsbury Colleges Group because of the brilliant resources and teaching. It’s also great doing a HE course closer to home because I am familiar with my surroundings and have all my family and friends nearby. I am aware that there are less women in the music production industry, but I know I have the ability to succeed. I’m excited for females in the music industry because things are changing

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