HNC Music Portfolio Careers & Music Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at Sheffield College - UCAS

Sheffield College

Degree level: Undergraduate

HNC Music Portfolio Careers & Music Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Course summary

ABOUT THIS COURSE The Level 4 HNC - Career Musician course is your ticket to the industry. This immersive program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to make your mark. Our industry-active teachers bring invaluable real-world knowledge and experience - preparing students for the challenges and opportunities they'll encounter in industry. Our partnership with Laney Amplification also provides industry standard equipment and many opportunities. KEY UNITS This course covers everything you need to establish yourself as a professional musician - prepared for industry. From understanding your place in the local and global market to marketing and promotion strategies that will help you grow your fanbase. Professional development modules ensure you're ready for the demands of the industry, while instrumental technique and music performance classes let you hone your craft and perform to live audiences in local venues. You'll delve into applied music theory and songwriting to understand the science behind the magic and create your best work. Plus, you'll learn the fundamentals of sound engineering, ensuring your live performances always sound exactly as they should. Get ready to turn your passion into a profession and transform your dreams into reality. Key Units 1 - “Music Industry” - Understand how you fit into the local and global market 2 - “Marketing and Promotion” - Learn how to grow your Fanbase and reach your target audience 3 - “Professional Development” - Guided self-improvement to prepare you for industry 4 - “Instrumental Technique” - Develop your playing 5 - “Music Performance” - Perform to live audiences 6 - “Applied Music Theory” - Understand the science behind the magic 7 - “Songwriting” - Take your composition to the next level 8 - “Sound Engineering Fundamentals” - Make live music sound great ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 64 points from A Levels, BTEC or other Level 3 in courses related to music performance/production (or equivalents with supporting performance or theory grades, grade 6 and above) English GCSE at Grade 4/C or above, or an equivalent qualification (e.g. Functional Skills at Level 2). Students need not have a theory qualification to enter the programme. In addition to the above, all students are auditioned before acceptance to ensure basic competence in performance / production ability. ASSESSMENT Throughout the programme, assessment is through live briefs and real-work situations, wherever possible. Students will generally produce evidence of practical application of theory, such as portfolio of composition or portfolio work, along with accompanying written work to assess knowledge and understanding. Written work may include context, research, justification, reflection and/or evaluation. Each module learning outcome will be assessed once, although there will be scope for students to try ideas and obtain self, peer and/or tutor formative feedback. WHERE DOES THIS LEAD Following completion of this qualification, learners could choose to progress to the HND Music Portfolio Careers & Music Enterprise & Entrepreneurship. FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES Future careers could include:

  • Musician
  • Performer
  • Music producer
  • Music marketing
  • Music business
  • Entrepreneur
  • Artist management
  • Road manager
  • Recording studio engineer
TELL ME MORE There will be enrichment opportunities across the year with industry visits, guest speakers, and interactions with our Laney Amplification Partners. EXTRA COSTS Some events may incur a small fee, these will not be compulsory.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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  • Year 1

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HNC Music Portfolio Careers & Music Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at Sheffield College - UCAS