At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including English or Maths at grade 4 or above. The ability to play an instrument or sing would be an advantage, as would basic note reading skills.
Why Should You Take This Course?
This course will introduce the terminology and practical techniques needed to understand and carry out multitrack recording sessions, MIDI sequencing skills and various aspects of audio production. You will learn how to set up equipment including audio workstations and microphones, as well as learn about microphone placement and the principles of creating a stereo mixdown. This is an ideal course for anyone wishing to pursue a career in music production, recording or DJ production or wishing to study this subject at a higher level at university.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through a mixture of practical work, written work and presentations.
Are there any special expenses?
The College does have various instruments and equipment, but it will likely be beneficial for you to bring in your own instruments if you wish to record them. There is no particular need for other resources although you may benefit from purchasing books on techniques specific to your needs. Opportunities to attend workshops and seminars will be available during the course, costs will vary.
What could I do next?
After this course there are many technology-based courses at higher education establishments that you may wish to explore. Many of our students have gone on to BIMM in Brighton to specialise in the production discipline of their choice.
Equivalent to 1 A Level
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.