Music and Performing Arts

Music Production Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2019 and will be completed in two years.

Entry requirements
  • Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including GCSE English and maths
  • You will be required to have a competent standard of musicianship
You will achieve

Level 3 Music Production Diploma Year 1
Level 3 Music Production Extended Diploma Year 2

Last updated: 19th September 2018

Course overview

This course enables students to develop the skills needed to work within the sound/music and broadcasting/film industry plus prepare for university courses in music/music technology related subjects. A wide range of music technology related themes will be studied including: music production techniques and audio engineering principles, planning and delivering a music product, music sequencing, sound for the moving image and sound creation and manipulation, the sound and music industry, live sound techniques; acoustics and music technology in performance.

Course content

On this course you will learn how to create a music product, develop your listening skills and be introduced to acoustics. You will look at modern and pop music in practice as well as music technology in performance. You will spend a large amount of time in the recording studios helping to develop your engineering and production skills. There will be opportunities for you work on real live projects including location and studio based client work. Units will include areas such as:

  • Music and sounds for multimedia
  • Music Production techniques
  • Music sequencing
  • Operating live sound
  • Composing music
  • Music theory and harmony
  • Singing and keyboards

 

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your practical work and coursework.

What equipment will I need?

Your own instrument is essential and the ability to play it to a good level.

 

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
Barnsley
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

  • Employment: this course can form the foundations for future study and work in this industry. Former students have gained employment as Studio Recording Engineers, Live Sound Engineers and Television Composers while others have performed at Glastonbury, Download and Leeds Festivals.
  • Education: you could progress to university to further develop your skills and knowledge of this area.

 

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.

 

 

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Music Production Level 3 Full-time