Higher Education - HNC Music Production (level 4)
This course is designed to enable you to:
Prepare for the challenges and opportunities for a career in music production or one of many related industries
Become a skilled practitioner and develop specialist knowledge and transferable skills
Cover theoretical and practical aspects of advanced audio engineering and production, post-production, marketing, music business, mastering, live sound, post-production and music for sound and television.
Expand your knowledge and expertise through different styles of music.
Get to grips with the largely freelance nature of the music production market, with many assignments based around standard industry practice.
The course keeps pace with the ever-changing professional market by the use of industry-standard equipment and software to work to professional standards.
Prepare a portfolio of work for potential employers or further study.
Collaborate with musicians with many different skills and experiences.
Is it for me?
Higher education gives you important transferable skills which can give you the edge in the fast-changing world of employment. People with Higher Level qualifications earn on average more than people who don’t and their incomes are greater as they get older.
You will meet new people and encounter new ideas - and learn more about the subject you are interested in. You will also get an opportunity to prove to yourself and employers that you can cope with complex information, meet deadlines, work independently and as part of a team, solve problems as well as speak, write and create with confidence.
Small group sizes mean that you will be well supported by staff and you’ll have good access to equipment and studio spaces.
The lecturers have a wide range of commercial experience which informs the delivery and design of this course.
There is a dedicated recording studio space for the sole use of Higher Level Music Production students. There is also a dedicated Higher Education Music Production Mac suite. All Music Production Macs run Logic Pro and Pro Tools.
How to apply for the HNC course
Please contact admissions at New College Telford, email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 01952 641892 or use the online application form at www.nct.ac.uk
The HNC is a part-time course taken over two years. This qualification is coursework-based. Assessment is continuous throughout the course with detailed feedback to help you refine your skills. All students are expected to undertake independent study in their own time.
HNC Course Units
Audio Mastering and Manufacture
Creative Arts Research Skills
Live Sound for Small Venues
Music Composition Techniques
Music in Context
Music Production Analysis
Studio Recording and Engineering
The HNC opens doors to a range of careers in the music industry, such as work in audio engineering and music production, television/film/game sound, subject journalism and specialist retail. Former students have gained employment in broadcast media, started an independent studio and worked successfully as freelance engineers and producers.