DJ & ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

2 YEAR HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)

Currently accepting applications for September 2017

COURSE LOCATIONS : CORNWALL

UCAS COURSE CODES Course Code: 38HW Institution Code: C78

Designed for electronic musicians who share a passion for pushing the boundaries of music production. Throughout the 2 years you will cover a range of modules designed to allow you to demonstrate and develop your technical and creative potential. 

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COURSE OVERVIEW

During this programme you will develop your essential skills as a musician and composer through individual practice programmes, group performing, master classes and tutorials. You will also reflect on your current abilities, develop critical awareness of your skills gaps and create a career plan to launch into the music industry. In addition to the fundamentals of music practice you will also:

  • master sound creation and manipulation to become an expert in sound design
  • explore new and exciting methods of synthesis and sampling to use in your work
  • design and build your own performance tools, synthesisers and signal processors in Max for Live
  • push the boundaries of technology manipulation in live performance
  • develop entrepreneurial practices to help you succeed in the music industry

Alongside the technical and creative work you will be developing your personal and business skills which include, event management, online business, budgeting and finance, management, career strategy, project management and PR and marketing event management.

The DJ & Electronic Music Production HND is delivered and validated in partnership with Cornwall College and can be ‘topped up’ to a full honours degree with our BA (Hons) Top Up Year.

COURSE BREAKDOWN

+ YEAR 1

  • Aural Perception & the Principles of Musical Sound
  • Research & Analysis of Musical Genre
  • Electronic Music Events Management
  • Electronic Music Composition Techniques
  • Studio Recording & Engineering
  • Audio Mastering

+ YEAR 2

  • Critical Music Listening
  • Work Related Experience in the Music Industry
  • Major Project
  • Advanced Synthesis & Sampling Techniques
  • Sound System Specification & Operation
  • Live Electronic Music Performance

A HOME TO HONE YOUR SKILLS

All dBs centres are based on the principals of providing the very best, knowledgeable tutors along with superb facilities and plenty of bookable time to our students. 

You'll have access to fully equipped studios, live rooms, Foley & surround sound studios and dedicated listening suites. Whether it’s our classic analogue mixing desks; extensive microphone collection, latest plugins; MIDI controllers including Ableton Push suites, or our mountain of synths and effects - you are guaranteed to get hands-on practical experience on the very best gear.

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

You will learn from tutors who are actively working in the industry: producers, composers, sound engineers and musicians.

The course also benefits from our extensive guest lecture programme, meeting leading industry professionals ranging from respected producers, specialist technical staff from world-class audio companies to record label and marketing/promotion experts.

REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

Throughout the course, there are multiple opportunities for you to gain real world experience, such as:

  • Performance and event management opportunities at multiple local venues.
  • Local festival connections.

 


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HOW TO APPLY

Formal applications for this course are made through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature and EU students.  For advice on the application process or for more course details contact us here

Alternatively you can start your initial application by hitting the button below, fill in your details and a member of our admissions team will be in touch

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+ CAREER POTENTIAL

Just like all dBs Music degree programmes this course will really help you carve out a satisfying career in the music industry. Former dBs students have gone on to work in a variety of roles within the music industry, some have gone on to be recording artists producing and composing their own work, setting up their own, or working for established, record labels while others have specialised in events and promotion.

Some of the potential roles this type of training can lead to:

  • Producer/DJ
  • Composer
  • Sound Designer
  • Event Management
  • PR/Marketing Manager
  • Music Management

+ ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UCAS Points: 48 Points from:

  • A-levels
  • Level 3 Diplomas
  • Or an equivelent qualification
  • If applying from outside the UK please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications.

Check the UCAS tariff tables to see how many points you have.

UK Applicants must have GCSE English Language at C/4 or above, or an equivalent qualfication such as Functional Skills Level 2.

+ COURSE FEES & STUDENT FINANCE

The tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic year:

UK and EU full-time fees: £7,500 per year

Students on this course are also official students of Cornwall College, and can apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your course. There are also loans available to help you cover living costs too.

We understand that figuring out student finance can be a bit of a daunting prospect but we are here to help! If you get stuck or just want some friendly advice give us a call on 0333 344 5536.

Alternatively, visit gov.uk/student-finance for information and guidance on completing your application.


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