Foundation Degree Creative Industries: Popular Music Technology

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Music, Drama & Dance

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time

Location

Location
Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
22 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You would usually need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

Plus: GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

In a nutshell

You’ll learn about all aspects of the music industry from composition to music software application, live recording techniques and live sound management.

This course is for you if...

... You have a passion for popular music
... You want a practical course to give you experience
... You want a blend of practical skills and a theoretical understanding

What will I be doing?

You’ll be taught by experienced professionals, undertake real projects and take part in workshops with visiting artists. An important element of the second year is a work-based placement, enabling you to gain real experience and make valuable industry contacts.

As well as learning about performance and software techniques, you’ll get the chance to study specialist areas, such as live sound, recording, composition and arrangement. You’ll also learn about the music industry from its history to approaches and performances, whilst acquiring professional practice skills.

What is expected of me?

To enrol, you’ll need 3 GCSEs, at Grade C or above, to include Maths and English (or equivalent), plus:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

Applicants may be asked to attend an interview, take part in a workshop session, or present a portfolio of work as part of the selection process.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as well as respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation, creative ability and a desire to succeed.

What comes next?

This course will equip you with the knowledge, experience and confidence to work within the music industry. Alternatively, you may decide to progress to a relevant degree programme. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree will be eligible to progress onto the final year of the BA (Hons) Popular Music Technology at the University of South Wales campus in Cardiff.

Additional information

This course is franchised by the University of South Wales.

The UCAS code is: WJ39

The institution code: W01

The campus code: G

You can apply directly to the college or via UCAS for this course.

Where can I study Foundation Degree Creative Industries: Popular Music Technology?

CFDG0043AC
Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 22 September 2020

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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