(Subject to approval) The foundation degree in Music Performance and Production is an exciting opportunity to study and develop an understanding of the music industry and the skills required for entrepreneurship and/or employment within the music performance and production sector. This foundation degree is for you if you are passionate about creating, recording, producing music. There is also a focus for those interested in music performance to enhance your live performance skills with multiple opportunities to host and perform at events to showcase your work. This programme of study will provide you with practical work-based learning and academic study in a wide range of music performance and production activities typically found at the heart of the music industry. This Level 5 pathway is suitable for you if you are interested in studying or working in: Music Production Music Publishing Music for media content Live music performance Record label management Artist and Repertoire Artist management Performance rights and copyright Marketing for music
Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. In the majority of cases this will consist of 6 modules. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies. The modules are still in development, but you can expect to study: Introduction to music performance and production Music composition for media Recording and mixing music using a DAW Specialist subject investigation Creating promotional music materials Extended personal project (recording, production, performing live)
There are two formal or summative assessed pieces of work for each module. Assessment methods can include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and projects. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. In addition to formal assessments throughout modules of study there will be developmental (formative) assessments to support you with developing greater understanding of your progress.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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