MUSIC PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY

2 YEAR HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)

COURSE LOCATION: CORNWALL

UCAS CODES:  Course Code: 039W Institution Code: C78

Turn your performance 'up to 11' in this fantastic foundation degree programme - alongside the technical and creative work, you will be developing your understanding of the music industry and how you can make a living from it. During this course you will master the technology that supports performance, record and produce your own music and learn to use technology as an extension of your instrument.


COURSE OVERVIEW

Future music industry professionals will require a range of essential creative and personal skills to be successful. Relentless ambition, drive, strong communication skills, entrepreneurial vision coupled with raw talent makes the developing music professional a formidable prospect. As with all dBs Music courses we help you identify and develop these essential ingredients so that you can achieve your goals.

During this programme you will develop your essential skills as a musician and composer through individual practice programmes, group performing, masterclasses 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.

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, PR and marketing.

So if you’re looking to become a performing musician who’s not only looking to write and produce music, but also to push the boundaries of live performance then this is the course for you.

MODULE BREAKDOWN

YEAR 1

  • Aural Perception & the Principles of Musical Sound
  • Research & Analysis of Musical Genre
  • Band Rehearsal & Performance
  • Songwriting Techniques & Skills
  • Planning & Delivering a Live Music Event
  • Studio Recording & Engineering

YEAR 2

  • Critical Music Listening
  • Work Related Experience in the Music Industry
  • Major Project
  • Computer Music Composition & Production
  • Improvisation in Music
  • Music Performance Studies

A HOME TO HONE YOUR SKILLS

As with all dBs Music centres, students will find industry experienced staff, excellent equipment and a relaxed learning environment. Day-to- day the course is delivered through seminars, workshops, group work, performances, studio work and individual practice sessions. You will develop a routine of professional practice based around your instrument and the skills you need to develop.

REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

Throughout the course, there are multiple opportunities for you to gain real world experience.

There are multiple performance opportunities throughout the two years, you will plan and manage public performances in and around Cornwall. In addition you'll be working with our production students as recording artists and session musicians.

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

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

The course also benefits from our extensive guest lecture programme, meeting leading industry professionals.


WHERE CAN I STUDY?


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

In addition to becoming a successful performing artist this course also provides you with the skill set for a number of other roles with in the industry

  • Songwriter
  • Session Musician
  • Composer
  • Tour Support
  • Band Member
  • Music Tutor
  • Music Therapist
  • A&R Manager
  • Band Manager
  • Event Management

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UCAS Points: 48 Points

Qualifications: AS/A-Levels or relevant level 3 qualification i.e. BTEC National Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP, Access to HE Diplomas.

Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

If you fall short of these qualifications you might want to consider our Access to HE Diploma or one of our other diploma courses.

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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