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Music Technology - Level 3 (UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma)

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Course Code: FE0335-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 2 Years Qualification: UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production Level 3 Awarding Body: UAL

Course aims

Transform your passion for music into a career with this exciting course, designed to develop a range of creative music production skills. Based in our state-of-the-art recording studio complex and taught by music industry professionals, you will experience studio recording, mixing,  computer-based composition and sound for TV and computer games, as well learning about the music industry. You can also get involved in our student radio, record labels and gigs.

This is a 2 year course. The first year is a Diploma qualification, with an Extended Diploma available if you complete the second year. 

Entry requirements

To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and maths. More mature students with higher qualifications or experience may be able to join the one-year Fast Track course, designed to prepare you for entry to university. 

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on the Level 2 introductory course.

Entry requirements

Course content

Year 1 (Diploma)

  • Studio recording and practice
  • Composition with Logic Pro X
  • Sound design for film
  • Mixing techniques
  • Producing demos
  • Ableton Live
  • Collaborative music project

Year 2 (Extended Diploma)

  • Chosen specialist areas
  • Event management
  • Final major project
  • Sound design for games
  • Advanced studio skills
  • Ableton Live
  • Live sound techniques

Why this course at the MET?

• 20+ high tech recording/performance studios

• 70+ iMacs with industry leading software

• Music industry-experienced teachers

• Department rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

Northbrook MET is highly regarded in the music industry as a provider of excellent training.

The MET's music department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and producers involved in the region's exciting music scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.     

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.    

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the music courses running alongside theatre arts and art & design courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

What's next?

You can progress to university level, either at the MET or at other universities. Degrees at Northbrook MET include Music Production, Music Business & Management or Music Performance. Brighton MET also offers an FdA/ BA degree in Creative Music Production.

Future careers:

  • Producer
  • Studio engineer
  • Composer for film/TV/games/web
  • Live sound engineer
  • Performer
  • Music teacher
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