Learn about the basics of sound recording, mixing and editing on this exciting and practical course based in Kendal College's professional recording studio and Mac suite. You will learn about microphones, mic techniques and using music software whilst also having the chance to record yourself and others.
This Level 1 NCFE Music Technology qualification gives you the basic skills and knowledge to record yourself or others' music. Our professional multitrack recording studio and live room give you a taste of what it is like to work in an industry standard facility. Well equipped with a wide range of instruments, microphones and Mac computers, it is the perfect learning environment for you to gain knowledge and experience in recording and music production. We use PreSonus Studio One Software to hone your mixing and editing skills, as well as preparing you for home recording.
You will be assessed by way of a portfolio of recordings, mixes and tutor interviews and observations over the duration of the course.
Your course tutor Wayne Scurrah is a Cumbria based songwriter, guitarist and teacher who has a wealth of recording experience both with his own musical projects and recording the work of other musicians and also working on Podcasts.
There are no formal entry requirements though the ability to play an instrument or sing would be beneficial. A love of music and an open minded approach to different genres is essential.
After Your Course
After completing this course, you may wish to progress onto:
- Music Recording and Production, Level 2
- Graphic Design, Level 1, 2 or 3
- Create a Website for your own Business
- Introduction to Film Making, Level 1
- Photography, Level 2
Full-Time Courses (3 days a week):
- Music, Level 2
- Music, Level 3
- HNC/ D Music
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification up to and including Level 2, if you:
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Have an annual salary of less than £17,004
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/20 and are not studying at another school/college
- Are aged 19-23 on 31/08/20 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
- Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance.
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Please speak to Student Services for more information.