90 or 180 Credit Course
Achieve a 90-credit diploma in your first year of study then top up to 180 credits on the extended diploma in the second year. The extended diploma gives you much more detail on the subject — it's the same as three A-levels and is a great route into university. If you already have 90 credits from another college, you can choose to top up to the extended diploma with just one year of study.
Are you an aspiring musician, singer, music producer or DJ? On this course, you will improve your rehearsal, performance skills and production skills to give you the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills need to progress in the music industry today.
During the course, you will take part in a variety of live performances, this will give you the opportunity to develop your musicianship and to build your ensemble skills, improving your communication, analytical, time management and problem-solving skills. You will also work in the studio, mac suites and synth lab to develop skills in recording, mixing, electronic composition and sampling as well as gaining experience of live sound engineering. There will be an emphasis on music theory and on understanding the features and roots of both popular and electronic music.
Performance students will take part in a variety of gigs in different venues this will give you the opportunity to develop your technical ability and to build your ensemble skills, improving your communication, analytical, time management and problem-solving skills. There will be a strong emphasis on music theory and on understanding the features and roots of popular music.
Production Students will develop your skills in recording, mixing, electronic composition, sampling and live sound.
You will be assessed on practical skills, research, performance and evaluation. Through a series of developmental units, you will develop your knowledge and skills, leading up to a final assessment in the summer term.
Four GCSEs A*-C/9-4 with English at A*-D/9-3; OR a relevant Level 2 diploma at least at merit plus English assessed by us to be at an appropriate level. You'll also have an audition and do some basic aural tests to make sure the course is a good match for you.
Aged 19+##### If you are aged 19 and over you will need to take the two year pathway for this course. Please use the code CB74411AA on your application form.
For international students, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each section) or equivalent. Find out more in the international pages.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview.
Use this course to progress to studying at university level on a degree, HNC or HND. For example at South Thames you could study - Live Sound Production BSc (Hons) Britannia Row Productions - Level 6
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