Music Performance HND

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The HND in Music is designed to equip you with the practical training required for a career in the music industry. This is an intensive, dynamic course that will expand your creative thinking and vocational skills through workshops and projects.

Description

You will develop skills and knowledge in areas such as recording and production, composition and arranging, and music technology and production.

Popular and commercial musical styles are also explored practically, with underpinning knowledge and research to support and guide the creative pulse of each project.

Students need to demonstrate a high level of commitment and a professional approach to practical work and personal development. Y…

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The HND in Music is designed to equip you with the practical training required for a career in the music industry. This is an intensive, dynamic course that will expand your creative thinking and vocational skills through workshops and projects.

Description

You will develop skills and knowledge in areas such as recording and production, composition and arranging, and music technology and production.

Popular and commercial musical styles are also explored practically, with underpinning knowledge and research to support and guide the creative pulse of each project.

Students need to demonstrate a high level of commitment and a professional approach to practical work and personal development. You may also have the opportunity to go on local, national or foreign trips to broaden creative horizons, experiencing the music industry at work in a variety of contexts.

How long is the course?

Two years.
This is a full-time course. Participation in some evening performances also forms a necessary part of the HND.

You will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside the classroom.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are varied and include written reports, presentations, critiques, portfolios, practical workshops and performances.

What will I study?

During the course you will study a core of compulsory units and a selection of specialist units.


Core units:

• Music in Context

• Creative Arts Research

• Critical Music Listening

• Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts


Specialist units:

• Music Composition Techniques

• Applied Music Production

• Music Production Analysis

• Studio Recording and Engineering

• Song Writing Techniques

• Studio Production

• Band Rehearsal and Performance

• Composing for Film and Television

• Music Technology

• Composition in Context

• Live Sound

• Computer Music Composition


Module titles may change.

What does the course lead to?

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress into a range of careers and employment opportunities, including music performance, composition, arrangement, music production and sound recording. You could also establish your own company, giving you the opportunity to perform, teach, record or produce.

What can I go on to study?

After successful completion of the course you may wish to top-up your HND by studying a further year at a university to gain a full honours degree (subject to entry requirements).

Other related courses at the college

  • HND Creative Media Production (Moving Image)
  • HND Fashion and Textiles
  • HND Interactive Media
  • HND Performing Arts

Entry requirements

Ideally, you will have a BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject or two A Level passes (one should preferably be music related).

All applicants will be auditioned and invited to an interview to discuss qualifications, experience and any other related issues.

Applicants with appropriate experience, and who can demonstrate a commitment to pursue a specialist area of study, would also be welcomed onto this course. However, literacy at Level 2 is an essential requirement and numeracy at Level 2 is desirable.

How much does it cost?

Course fees are payable for each year of all university level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support available to you, please see the HE section of the website or contact a member of the HE team at the college.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or request a paper-based application form by calling the HE team on 01623 627191 ext. 8092 or by sending an email to heteam@wnc.ac.uk

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