The new BTEC Higher National qualifications in Music are designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to further higher education study. BTEC is one of the world’s most recognised applied learning brands, engaging students in practical, interpersonal, and thinking skills, for more than thirty years. BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employer’s needs. You will be taught by lecturers who have extensive experience of the industry and its many facets. They are also current practitioners so you will receive the most up to date instruction from leading figures in their field. As a student on this course, you will have access to 1:1 pastoral support via our student support team, technician support and state of the art industry standard equipment which includes: 1. Music Recording Studios with Pro Tools Ultimate 12 including the AVID Plugin Bundle featuring a flagship Audient ASP4816 Recording console. 2. Behringer UMC interfaces in all computer suites for 2 channel recording. 3. 5.1 Genelec Surround mixing suite running UAD plugins as well as a Universal Audio Apollo Audio Interface and digital MIDI controller. 4. Mac editing suites running Pro Tools 12, Logic Pro X and equipped with M Audio USB keyboard controllers and the Native Instruments Komplete bundle. 5. A Live performance space with industry standard live digital mixers including a full backline with amplifiers by Fender and Vox. The course will consist of 120 credits delivered through 8 units. There are a wide range of units to suit individual expectations and musical taste, from mandatory units to recording, mixing, editing, live sound and sequencing within industry leading software Pro Tools. A breakdown of units can be viewed below. -The Music Industry -Marketing and Promotion for Musicians -Professional Development -Recording Technology -Creative Software Techniques -Music Production Fundamentals -Live Sound Techniques -Media Composition
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
For students who have recently been in education, the entry requirements are for you to have at least one of the following: • 48 UCAS Points • Level 3 qualification in Music (A Level, BTEC or Similar) • GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution • Foundation Diploma in Music • Related work experience • An international equivalent of the above. Mandatory requirements: • GCSE Grade 4 or Above in Both English and Maths However, for students who are looking to retrain and may not have any of those qualifications above, will be subject to interview. A keen interest within the creative industries is essential, and a portfolio of work would be beneficial. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a professional interview.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4990||Whole course|