Music and Sound Media at Bedford College Group - UCAS

Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Music and Sound Media

Course options

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Course summary

This course will nurture and develop core skills in music and sound media technology as well as academia with a focus upon freelance employment in the music and sound industries along with higher level critical thinking. Course content will explore core competencies in the field of music and sound including DAW production, composition, working with different media, studio practices and professional practices culminating in a major project in the second year. A vocational and practical approach to higher education encouraging learners to interact and engage with clients to develop their career in music. Learners will have access to industry standard recording studios and engage in smaller group sizes taught in more traditional classroom environments allowing for greater interaction with staff and peers. Learners studying for BTEC Higher Level Diplomas in Sound Media will be expected to develop the following skills during their programme of study: • Analysing, synthesising and summarising information critically • The ability to locate, read and use appropriate literature and contextual information with a full and critical understanding • The ability to think independently and solve problems • The ability to take responsibility for their own learning and recognise their own learning style • Obtaining and integrating several lines of subject-specified evidence to formulate and develop ideas • Applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems • Recognising the moral and ethical issues of design-based enquiry and experimentation and appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct • Designing, planning, conducting and reporting on assignments • Undertaking studio practice in a responsible, safe and ethical manner • Developing an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of Sound Media, and the capacity to give a clear and accurate account of a subject, marshal arguments in a mature way and engage in debate and dialogue with both specialists and non-specialists. Trips are arranged throughout the year subject to availability and a range of guest speakers/lecturers are invited in. There is a large emphasis on client engagement for learners to engage in real world work experience meaningful to their chosen career path. Course progression: Level 6 BA Hons Music Technology Top Up at Bedford College or Level 6 at another University Career progression: Music Producing, Audio/Sound/Recording Engineering, Artist, Composer, Songwriter, Session Musician, Sound Designer, Foley Artist, Manager, Publisher, Label Owner, Marketing, Promotion, Publishing, Events, Teaching


Year 1 (Level 4) • DAW Production • Context and Composition • Studio Practice • Business and Professional Practices

Assessment method

During the course students will experience a wide variety of assessments that will call upon a range of differing skills. These assessments will include: Essays, presentations, reports, phase tests, portfolios, log books, reflective accounts, case studies, practical

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Level 3 Qualification in music or an associated arts or academic subject OR proven music industry experience (Mature Learners) Other requirements… Successful interview and portfolio Essential: Level 2 English or higher Desirable: Previous Music/Music Technology experience Level 2 Maths or higher

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees subject to change. You will require a laptop PC or Mac. A set of overear headphones and portable flash storage. Trips are paid for on an adhoc basis.
Music and Sound Media at Bedford College Group - UCAS