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Music Production HND

Course Overview

This Music Production HND course will prepare you for the challenges and opportunities for a career as an electronic music producer in one of many related industries such as DJ, MC, etc. This unique course will help you to become a skilled practitioner and to develop specialist knowledge and transferable skills in the areas of electronic music production.

 

 

You will expand your knowledge and expertise through working with industry DJs and producers many of whom have their own record labels and professional careers. Current staff include Gatekeeper, Wedge, Arkist and Mark Smithers. This course reflects the largely freelance nature of the music production industry, with many assignments based around standard industry practice. It keeps pace with the ever-changing professional market through the use of industry-standard equipment and the implementation of modern technology (e.g. CDJs, Ableton Live, Logic, Protools, Native Instruments Komplete, etc).

 

The course will help you to prepare a portfolio of high quality tracks for record companies, promoters and potential employers or further study. You will be able to source musicians from several other music courses we run such as our popular Music Performance course.

What topics are covered?

You will cover theoretical and practical aspects of programming, audio engineering and production, computer music, sampling, synthesis, mastering and producing and performing at local events.

 

The programme comprises two core units together with additional specialist units.

 

Some key aspects of the course are:

  • Sampling and synthesis
  • Mixdowns
  • Logic tuition
  • DJ performances
  • Sequencing
  • Protools tuition
  • Reaktor tuition
  • Ableton Live tuition
  • Traktor Scratch Pro tuition
  • CDJ tuition
  • Producing music radio shows
  • Audio mastering
  • Collaborations and remixes

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their skills in this vocational area. It is suitable for DJs, MCs and producers who wish to perfect electronic music.

Who will be my tutor?

James Mather

How will I learn?

The course will be delivered in the specialist Music labs and recording studios at the College. Students will learn through a mixture of practicals, group work, lecturers and performances. This course reflects the largely freelance nature of the music production industry, with many assignments based around standard industry practice. It keeps pace with the ever-changing professional market by the use of industry-standard equipment and the implementation of modern technology (e.g. CDJs, Ableton Live, Logic, Protools, Native Instruments Komplete, etc).

How will I be assessed?

All assessment is by assignment e.g. productions, recordings, original songs, essay. There are no formal examinations. Students are required to play external professional gigs, create DIY record labels, take part in radio shows, produce radio shows that feature their original tracks, submit tracks regularly to deadlines, upload tracks to public sites, respond to feedback and take part in peer review of each other’s tracks. This course reflects the largely freelance nature of the music production industry, with many assignments based around standard industry practice. It keeps pace with the ever-changing professional market by the use of industry-standard equipment and the implementation of modern technology (e.g. CDJs, Ableton Live, Logic, Protools, Native Instruments Komplete, etc).

 

Units are graded pass, merit or distinction and you must achieve at least a pass grade in all units to be eligible for the award.

What can I do after this course?

Successful completion of the Music Technology HNC course could mean you are offered a place on a second year to top-up to our full Music Technology HND course. After this point you can apply to do year three at a university and achieve a full BA (Hons).

How much does this course cost?

This Music Production HND costs £5500.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance grant/loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

Which department is this course in?

Business, Music, Media & Performing Arts

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

Our Music Department is comprised of highly skilled and trained lecturers and technicians with extensive commercial and academic experience. Members of the team have engineered for Realworld studios, Air studios, Radio One John Peel Sessions, worked with Massive Attack and Roni Size and worked for EMagic, Steinberg, Digidesign and co-managed Nirvana and the Darkness.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

How do I apply?

You can make a direct application for this course by clicking the ‘Apply’ button above. Alternatively, you can apply via the UCAS website.

 

UCAS code: 104U
Institution code: B21

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