East Riding College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Music (Artist Development)

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Course summary

Live your musical journey. When you join East Riding College to study music, you join a college situated in a region with a vibrant arts and culture scene. Our specialist music department is based at our Hull site, right at the centre of a city which thrives following its reign as City of Culture 2017. We have rehearsal space, a professional recording studio and our own record label - ERC Academy Records. The industry-inspired programme of study features an artist development course, and students have the opportunity to perform in a range of venues across the region. This course will provide an opportunity to develop the intellectual, creative and technical skills required to be a successful contemporary practitioner in the music industry at a high level. Students will receive industry-specific tuition on instrumental skills, recording technology and performance, with the opportunity to become a promotional team, facilitating gigs both regionally and nationally. The course is oriented towards music industry work experience with opportunities to develop skills and work experience from teaching to entrepreneurship, both in the studio as well as music business. The course is naturally aimed at musicians who would like to take the opportunity to extend their skills and an understanding of what is required of them in the music industry today, while working on a full-time basis to a recognised higher education qualification. Students will complete the HNC music course in the first year and progress on to the HND music in the second year. We are offering this as a stand-alone course to all music practitioners who would like to develop their skills and benefit from work experience that is designed to self-actualise their dreams of a successful music career. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

Course details


Creative Research Project (Pearson-set) Creative Portfolio Developing as an Artist Plus four optional modules

Assessment method

The delivery is entirely modular with no set exams as such. It is designed to be supportive to the student’s career with targeted projects set with regard to practical and academic development. This means you will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, work-based assignments, work experience, practical assessment, video portfolio development.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Higher National Certificate in Music (also available at the centre) Level four qualification - equivalent to 120 Credits at Level 4 Successful audition and interview

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5495 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5495 Year 1
Scotland £5495 Year 1
Wales £5495 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Music (Artist Development) at East Riding College - UCAS