Higher Education - HND Music Production (level 5)
This course is designed to enable you to:
Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in the music industry 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.
Learn from industry professionals with expert knowledge of the realities of working in various areas of the music industry.
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 9 and Pro Tools 10.
What students say:
“I chose New College Telford because I was able to live at home and complete the course without paying rent, keeping student debts to a minimum. The teaching group was small enough to allow everyone to be hands on but there were enough of us to have fun while we were learning! The teaching was excellent, theory in the initial part of the lesson, followed by actual hands on experience. There is nothing like hands on experience.”
“I have had a head start as far as Sound Technology is concerned at University, giving myself a better chance of getting high grades. The amount of studio time I received at New College meant that I now know exactly what I need to do and how to get it done quickly, from both sides of the glass.”
How to apply for the HND course
Please apply for this course through UCAS at www.ucas.ac.uk
If you have any problems please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01952 641 892 ext. 288
The HND is a full-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.
HND Course Units
Applied Music Production Techniques
Audio Mastering and Manufacture
Audio Post Production
Community Music Projects
Composing for Film and Television
Creative Arts Research Skills
Critical Musical Listening
Live Sound for Small Venues
Marketing the Creative Arts
The Music Business in the 21st Century
Music Composition Techniques
Music in Context
Music Production Analysis
Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts
Principles of Musical Sound
Studio Recording and Engineering
World Music Studies
The HND Music Production 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.
Many HND students choose to 'top-up' their HND to a full B.A./B.A. (Hons.) by continuing their studies at university. New College Telford currently has formal links with the University of Wolverhampton and Staffordshire University which allow successful HND students to attain a degree with a further 12 months of study at either of those institutions.