HNC/ HND Music (Full Time)
- Course start date:
- 11 Sep 2017
- Course end date:
- 23 Apr 2019
- 13:00 - 19:00
This exciting new course has been designed to enable you to develop your performance skills as a Musician or Music Producer, whilst also developing a comprehensive working knowledge of music promotion, publishing, events management, live and studio sound.
The emphasis of the programme is on the application of skills to real life projects, linked to the work of music and events industry partners.
The College has a long and very successful history of developing individuals to work in the music and events industry, with ‘graduates’ of the College achieving on a national and international stage 20 years after our Level 3 programme began, and ten years after our first degree level Music programmes started.
Our Recording Studio is equipped with a Midas 32 channel console feeding Studio One & ProTools Software, and also tape based analogue recording.
Our Live facilities include: Midas and Yamaha pro digital consoles, feeding 11KW of sound system and 3KW of fold back, all in a self-contained music venue. Our technology suite comprises of totally Mac based individual workstations.
Our four professional rehearsal rooms are equipped with a high standard of backline. You will work with a dynamic and passionate team of lecturers and technicians with a wide range of real music industry experience in live performance, session, live sound, studio engineering, and events management.
The HNC (Level 4) can be completed in one year, the full HND (Level 5) over two years. This course is awarded by Pearson and will take place at the Arts and Media Campus, Beezon Road, Kendal.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first higher education qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded. Whether you qualify for student finance depends on certain criteria, please see www.gov.uk/student-finance and our college ‘Student Money’ pages: www.kendal.ac.uk/studentmoney. For more information, please contact Student Services.
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What will I learn?
Course units will be delivered through a combination of practical workshops, production & live sound lectures, vocational visits and work experience scenarios.
You will have the opportunity to learn skills in the following areas and modules may include:
- Creative Arts Research Skills
- Music in Context
- Computer Music Systems
- Music Studio Production
- Music Technology
- Studio Recording and Engineering
- Critical Music Listening
- Live Sound for Small Venues
- The Music Business in the 21st Century
- Sound Creation and Manipulation
- Planning for Public Performance
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is from coursework and project work and will contain the following:
- Written assignments
- Practical tasks and project work with a number of sound sources including Live Band work
This course is specifically designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to begin a career in the music and sound industry, or alternatively to progress on to the final year of a relevant degree course.
Our highly qualified and experienced teaching team, have a wealth of industry experience, expertise and industry contacts. They will provide on-going support, and identify work experience and placement opportunities outside of the College, as they occur.
64 UCAS points either through:
- Level 3 Extended Diploma (e.g. UAL or BTEC) (MPP)
- AS/A Levels (with an accompanying portfolio of creative work)
In addition, GCSE grade C or above in both Math and English or equivalent is required.
Applications from mature students are also welcomed who have the appropriate work experience and/or employer references. All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.
You will be asked to attend a formal 1:1 interview with a course tutor, who will assess your individual competence and skills in relation to different aspects of Music.
You will also be asked for some written work so that your academic written level can be assessed.
Applications for this course:
Please apply via UCAS - www.ucas.com.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first higher education qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded. Whether you qualify for student finance depends on certain criteria, please see www.gov.uk/student-finance and our college ‘Student Money’ pages: www.kendal.ac.uk/studentmoney.
Tuition fees displayed are payable per year. The fees displayed are for UK and EU students and are reviewed each academic year.
Tuition fee loans are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start repayments until you are earning more than £21,000 per year.