Course Code: VA1HE24 UCAS Code: W390 Music Technology - HNC Duration1 Year Day/s of weekTuesday Wednesday and Friday Time09:45 - 15:30 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 11 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £7,000 Apply now 09 Sep 2024 University Centre 1 Year / £7,000 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThe live music production industry spans a range of music, events and entertainment contexts. Live events range from local and regional to global settings with audience sizes ranging from small groups to hundreds of thousands. The UK live events and entertainment industry is world class and following the period of inactivity brought about by the pandemic there are significant growth opportunities emerging. Locally, there are many tangible prospects for musicians, music technologists, sound engineers, sound designers and producers that seek to begin or re-establish their careers. Entry Requirements For applicants who have recently been in education, the entry profile will typically include one of the following: A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Music A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (or equivalent), and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English Other related Level 3 qualifications An Access to Higher Education Diploma in Music For non-traditional applicants, the following will also be considered on a case by case basis Related work experience An international equivalent of the above. RPL may also be considered in accordance with the awarding body’s regulations Qualification ObtainedBTEC Higher National Certificate in Music Industry Placement and Field TripsGuest speakers and field trips In addition to the expertise of the curriculum team, experts from industry will be used to present a lecture/seminar, a workshop or to contribute to assessment brief scenarios. Blackpool and the Fylde’s vibrant events and music scene provides great opportunities to schedule field trips which have direct relevance to the syllabus and which would add value to the learning experience. Through these trips students could relate theory to practice, have an opportunity to experience organisations in action, and potentially open their minds to career routes. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? The Music Industry VA4MD056 15 No Marketing and Promotion for Musicians VA4MD057 15 No Professional Development VA4MD058 15 No Applied Sound Principles VA4MD059 15 No Recording Technology VA4MD060 15 No Creative Software Techniques VA4MD061 15 No Music Production Fundamentals VA4MD062 15 No Live Sound Techniques VA4MD063 15 No How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 100% 0% 0% Exam 0% 0% 0% Practical 0% 0% 0% Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 480 0 0 Independent 720 0 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 0 0 Career Options and Progression Careers Students may seek employment upon completion, the level four HNC experience provides a strong platform to secure industry based employment examples include: Studio session musician £25,000 Live session musician £25,000 Sound design assistant £25,000 Music producer £20,500 Music promoter £17,000 Further Study The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in music, which the students can build on, should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. Students can progress onto a specialist pathway at Level 5.