YOUR ROUTE TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY


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BRISTOL | CORNWALL | PLYMOUTH

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OVERVIEW

This course has been specifically designed for adult learners who have not studied A-levels or a BTEC qualification before but who would like a quick route into Higher Education.

You’ll get hands on experience through a broad range of projects from recording bands and using studio equipment to creating your own samples and exploring synthesis. You will develop a solid grounding in a range of music production, technology, composition and performance skills. There are also specialist modules including Digital Mixing Production, Sound Design, Audio Production, Sampling and Mastering. You will also gain an understanding of the structure of the music industry, the key aspects of the business such as contracts, royalties, licensing and promoting yourself as an artist.


THE BEST OF THE BEST

We take great pride in hiring only the very best and most experienced tutors. Between them our tutors have worked with the likes of Afterlife, Pete Tong, Massive Attack, Joss Stone, Quantic, Belleruche, Jonas Brothers, Roni Size, Danny Rampling, Sasha, The Baker Brothers, the list goes on and on. Many have released albums of their own and have the gold discs to show for it! But even more important to us than their industry experience, is the fact that our tutors are absolutely passionate about music production and have the desire and skill to share that passion with our students in a supportive and exciting way.


COURSE DETAILS

  • Music Production Techniques
  • Studio Recording
  • Sampling
  • Sequencing
  • Sound Design
  • Introduction to Mastering

HANDS ON - THE BEST GEAR

‘Hands on’ is our middle name! Whilst we provide our students with the necessary theoretical foundation they need to support their vocational practice, it is our belief that students should spend most of their time honing their music production craft and getting practical experience on the very best industry standard gear.

My Access course at dBs Music really set me up for my degree, I have had nothing but support and help
— Amanda Wall, Access Alumni

WHAT COULD THIS LEAD TO?

In addition to the technical skills you will acquire, the course will prepare you academically for University level courses, such as the FdAs, HNDs and BA Hons degree we offer here at dBs Music. Further, if you go on to achieve a degree-level course, the student loan taken out for the Access course will be closed.

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QUALIFICATION

This qualification is equivalent to 3 A-Levels. Upon completion you will have a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma: Music Production & Technology


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

No formal music qualifications are necessary but you will need 4 GCSE’s at grades A – C, which must include either English or Maths. We will also consider other qualifications and experience.

We also deliver English & Maths GCSE retakes which you can take alongside your course.


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FUNDING

Students over 24 years old will need to apply for an 24+ Advanced Learning Loan or fund the course themselves (instalment payment plans are available). For detailed information please give us a call or visit gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/overview

If you have a loan to fund your Access to HE course and then go on to complete a Higher Education course, you will not have to repay the remaining loan for the Access course.


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