Foundation Degree (FdA) in FdA Popular Music Performance and Production

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Summary:

This FdA Popular Music Performance and Production replaces the FdA in Music Practice.
This FdA Popular Music Performance and Production is aimed at people who have an interest, and have some experience in music, and also wish to perform and be involved in production (live or via the internet). It provides real opportunity for advancement as a music practitioner and as a means of access to the music business. The programme is designed to provide a broad, vocational education which will prepare students for a variety of careers within, or linked to, the music industry.

Course Code: F0010 Start Date: 11/09/2011 Course Length: Two years Entry Requirements:

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Summary:

This FdA Popular Music Performance and Production replaces the FdA in Music Practice.
This FdA Popular Music Performance and Production is aimed at people who have an interest, and have some experience in music, and also wish to perform and be involved in production (live or via the internet). It provides real opportunity for advancement as a music practitioner and as a means of access to the music business. The programme is designed to provide a broad, vocational education which will prepare students for a variety of careers within, or linked to, the music industry.

Course Code: F0010 Start Date: 11/09/2011 Course Length: Two years Entry Requirements:

All candidates will be auditioned and must demonstrate a reasonable level of competence in their chosen instrument.

In addition you will need one of the following: A/AS level in Music, Music Technology; a National Diploma, Certificate or Award in Music, Music Technology or Performing Arts; Music Access to HE certificate containing music modules; or any qualification deemed to be equivalent to the above.

Mature candidates with experience in professional or semi-professional work in music will be considered.

Each module is assessed separately. Some will be assessed through performance and practical demonstration of skills. Other modules will be assessed through a variety of methods including essays, portfolios of evidence and the production of recordings.

Assessment:

Assessment

Each module is assessed separately. Some will be assessed through performance and practical demonstration of skills. Other modules will be assessed through a variety of methods including essays, portfolios of evidence and the production of recordings.

Academic Progression:

Students can continue their studies to a higher level with a BA (Hons) in a related area for example to BA (HONS) Creative Practices and Enterprise. FdA graduates may also progress with full articulation to the BA (Hons) Professional Studies at UEA developed in partnership with City College

Career Progression:

Successful students may wish to pursue careers as performing musicians, composers, arrangers and music technology specialists, or go into music teaching, music management, publishing or production.

Full Description:

The programme is structured in such a way as to gradually increase student autonomy in order to allow individuals to identify and pursue areas of particular strength and interest. Course lecturers have a wealth of music business, technology and performing experience. The music team also have a significant teaching record at all levels. Additionally, the course is structured to make much use of professional facilities – such as PLUG rehearsal studios or local venues for performance, production and gigs. The course aims to equip you with the music skills you need in order to progress in the industry or related area.

The main areas covered are: performance, music technology, composition and music business. Work Based Learning is central to the design of the course. Freelance work experiences form the core of the course and all other modules feed into these.

All students study music related subjects ranging from instrument, performance, production, composition various aspects of technology, business related skills and knowledge. They will also be expected to perform (virtual and or real) and demonstrate understanding of aspects of a wide variety of differing music.

Course Modules are:

Year 1

  • Improvisation
  • Instrumental & Vocal Performance
  • Individual in the Work sector
  • Song Writing & Arranging
  • Business Production, Rehearsal & Performance I
  • Skills for Work 1
  • Higher Learning Skills

Year 2

  • Advanced Popular Music Composition and Arranging
  • Music & Theatre
  • Advanced Improvisation
  • Advanced Instrumental and Vocal Performance II
  • Business Production, Rehearsal & Performance II
  • Advanced Higher Learning and Research Skills.
  • Skills for Work 2

How to apply

Apply through UCAS (subject to availability of UCAS number – so if no UCAS number apply direct to City College).

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Please note that although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, course information, costs where applicable and attendance details may change.

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