start your career in Music Production

Length

Two Years

Level

Level 3

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LOVE MUSIC TECH?

SO DO WE!

If you love creating, producing and mixing music using technology then this Level 3 Music Production course is a perfect way to develop your skills for creative work or university.

 

. you will...

IMPROVE YOUR MUSICIANSHIP
Develop your understanding of how music works.
WRITE & REMIX SONGS
Master the art of creating tracks using DAWs and remix tunes by other artists, working in fully equipped Apple Mac tech suites using Logic
RECORD OR DJ YOUR MUSIC
In Year 2 you can go deeper into recording audio in studios, or you can opt to learn the skills to play out your music in clubs and venues
DEVELOP WORK SKILLS
Get the skills to promote yourself and your music within the industry.
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  • START YOUR CREATIVE CAREER
  • GET INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • GET A QUALIFICATION
  • DURATION & FEES
  • SIGNING UP
START YOUR CREATIVE CAREER

Choosing this Level 3 Music Production course will give you the skills to go on to university or into creative work.

The creative sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the UK economy and a great and exciting place in which to work.

This Music Production course can lead on to:

  • A creative degree at university where you can gain further skills in preparation for work. This may be a music technology degree or another subject which takes your fancy. You will need to complete both years of the course in order to generate the UCAS points for university entry. Access Creative College has a new foundation degree in Audio and Music Technology which offers perfect progression.
  • Our one-year Artist Development course where you can take your music to the next level in preparation for professional work.
  • Employment, or self-employment, in the creative industries. This may be as a producer or composer, or it may be into another area of the music or creative industries.
  • A creative apprenticeship as a stepping stone to work.
GET INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Being at Access Creative College is so much more than just doing a course. You will have the chance to get first-hand experience of the music and creative industries.

Here are some of the opportunities you can take advantage of:

  • EVENTS: You’ll have unique opportunities to showcase your work. These range from a local club night to the chance to perform on a festival stage at events such as Latitude organised by partner, Festival Republic.
  • MUSIC GLUE: Music Glue is a global direct-to-fan platform used by 26,000 artists worldwide to sell tickets, merchandise, music and more direct to their audience from one customisable website.
  • EMPLOYABILITY WEEKS: Three weeks each year are dedicated to developing your work skills and showcasing your work.
  • MASTERCLASSES: The college promotes industry masterclasses by artists and industry players. These enable you to gain advice and guidance from working professionals.
  • COMPASS MUSIC: Gain advice and guidance from our in-house music label.
GET A QUALIFICATION

On successful completion you will get a recognised qualification which you can add to your creative CV:

  • Two year BTEC or RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma. This can generate up to 168 UCAS points on the 2017 tariff.
  • Please note these UCAS points are for a Distinction* and lower grades generate considerably fewer points.
  • The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.
  • All assessment is via real-world project-based course work. There are no end of year exams.
DURATION & FEES
  • The Level 3 Music Production course lasts for two years.
  • It is usually delivered over three to four days per week from September to June (daytime). How long you are in college will depend on what additional English and maths sessions you need to attend.
  • If you are aged 16-18 on 31st August 2019, and/or at the start of your Music Production course then the course if FREE
  • If you are aged 19+ on 31st August 2019, and/or at the start of your Music Production course then you will have to pay £4800 per year. However, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. You will only have to repay the loan when you start to earn over £25,000 per year.
SIGNING UP

Applying for this Level 3 Music Production course is easy.

All you need to do is fill in our short online application form. After you have created an account you will be able to provide links to online work, upload relevant documents and book an interview slot.

SKILLS SET:

  • We value your creative passion and skills above all else. However, you will also need to demonstrate that you are able to work at Level 3 (A Level standard). This means achieving at least four GCSEs at grades 4-9 (C-A*), including English, or other equivalent qualifications. Other grades will be considered on a case by case basis. Places are conditional based on this achievement and we will discuss options with you if you do not attain these.
  • For school leavers we will require evidence of your predicted and actual grades, ideally backed up by a school reference.
  • As a guide, this course is for more experienced producers/composers with experience of music production. You should already be familiar with at least one or two software platforms and may have used more advanced programmes such as Logic Pro. You may also be a DJ or live electronic performer.
  • Please note you will not be able to enrol if you will be under the age of 16 on 31st August. Applications from people under this age are still welcome, but will be deferred to the following year.

 

INTERVIEW:

  • Please come prepared to talk about your interests, your current skills, the artists you like and your ambitions. This may include playing tracks you have created; talking about the equipment you have used, along with any studio or live mixing experience you may have.
  • You can view/download a detailed Interview Guide from the link below.
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