Music at City of Sunderland College - UCAS

Course summary

The HNC Music programme will develop you as a professional self-reflecting and well-rounded music practitioner. You will learn skills needed to help you thrive in a constantly changing music industry. The qualification will also widen access to progress further through higher education and enhance your career opportunities.


All modules run through semester 1 & 2 Level 4 • The Music Industry • Marketing and Promotion for Musicians • Professional Development • Performance Level 5 • Creative Research Project • Musical Direction in Practice • Advanced Performance Skills • Live Arrangement Skills • Composing to a Brief • Working in Music Education • Music and Brands

Assessment method

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used that encourage learners’ creative and musical development. Methods used will encourage both individual and collaborative learning through the use of practical workshops, live performance projects, interactive lectures, seminars, guest lectures, tutorials, discussion and critiques and rehearsals. Students will critically reflect on their own development of skills and performance and that of others. There will be opportunities presented to attend a variety of shows, encompassing different genres. Assessment can by via the form of live performance work, ensemble sessions, presentations, portfolios, essays, podcasts, online blogs and practical demonstrations.

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

A guidance of 32 UCAS points is needed to apply for the course. It is also desirable that you have at least a level 2 qualification in English and Maths. Academic qualification – you will require one of the following: • A BTEC Level 3 qualification or equivalent (such as A levels) • An access to higher education certificate received from an approved further education institution • Related work experience • Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector All candidates will be interviewed and auditioned prior to an offer being made Accreditation of prior learning: If you have achieved a qualification such as a HNC, or have gained credit at another higher education provider, you may be able to enter the course at level 5. For further information, please contact the College’s admissions team on [email protected]

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Music at City of Sunderland College - UCAS