Music Production HND
Prepare for a career in the music industry
UCAS Code: W374
UCAS Institution Code: C65
Duration: 2 years full-time, 3 days per week (1 at College, 2 at Islington Music Workshop)
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
UK/EU Fees: £5,700 per year (for a September 2013 start)
International Fees: £6,500 per year
What is this course about?
Prepare for a range of careers in the music industry
This course develops the technological, practical and analytical skills for a range of careers in the music industry. Specifically, it will prepare you for professional work within four key areas:
- Sound Engineering
- Studio and Music Production
- Games Sound and Music
- Music and Sound for Film.
Experience a professional recording studio and real working practice
Set within a professional recording studio and sound production environment, you will work on projects and industry briefs that reflect working practice in the commercial world. Assignments are modelled on activities and processes found in industry.
Use the latest equipment, including 48 Channel SSL Duality Console, SSL AWS498 and SSL Matrix
You will use the latest specialised studio production facilities, featuring a full range of Solid State Logic Technology: 48 Channel SSL Duality Console, SSL AWS498, and the SSL Matrix. Each individual workstation also includes an SSL Nucleus and Pro Tools and Logic Pro software.
Learn from industry professionals with specialist expertise
You will learn from a course team of professionals with extensive experience in studio and music production, sound engineering, music and sound for film and multimedia, live and session instrument performance, and musicology. In addition, you will benefit from masterclasses from visiting practitioners, visits to recording studios, record companies, seminars, and music events.
Benefit from small classes, one-to-one support and a friendly team environment
Offering lots of support, this course will enable you to develop into a flexible, creative and reflective learner with a range of tangible and transferrable skills, essential to your progression onto university or into employment.
The Music Production HND is delivered in partnership between City and Islington College and Islington Music Workshop.
What do I need to get on the course?
200 UCAS points from one, or a combination of the following:
- A Levels in a related subject at Grade C
- BTEC National or Extended Diploma at MMP
- BTEC Level 3 National Certificate or Diploma at DM
- Access to Higher Education qualification (subject related) at Pass
- A portfolio of relevant work.
- 4 GCSEs at Grade C including Maths and English.
Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2 or Key Skills Application of Number and Communication at Level 2 will be accepted in place of GCSE Maths and English.
Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements will be considered based on equivalent qualifications, previous experience, a College assessment, applicant interview and a portfolio of relevant work.
For International Students
In addition to the above, you will need IELTS 5.5 (overall, with all components 5.0 minimum).
Overseas qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
What qualification will I get?
You will get a Higher National Diploma in Music Production.
What can I do after the course?
Following this course, you can apply to further courses at UK universities or find employment in the sector.
How do I get on the course?
If you require further information about the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 700 9200