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Music (Artist Development)

Morley College London

UCAS Code: MADD | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


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- Access to Higher Education Diploma in related subject - A levels in related subject - BTEC at level 3 in related subject With GCSE English grade 4 or C minimum. Desirable GCSE Maths.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Music has always been a core part of the life of Morley College with key iconic composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Tippett, Daphne Oram and Cornelius Cardew all having taught at Morley College. With a vast range of music courses in the department covering pop and jazz to opera or classical music, you’ll be joining a large and vibrant music community boasting fantastic music production, radio and performance resources.

The HND in Music has two different pathways with the HNC being 1 year of study and the HND taking 2 years. You can specialise in either Music Performance (including song writing, theory, solo and band performance), or Music Production (including electronic music, studio engineering, and live sound). The broad themes of each course are the same, incorporating computer music skills, creating radio shows, composing music, dubbing sound for film, putting on gigs and marketing a music business along the way.

Your course will give you a solid foundation of creative skills, technical knowledge and contextual understanding of popular music and its associated disciplines. You’ll learn from industry professionals through practical tasks building your confidence and encouraging you to explore your chosen pathway with increasing independence.

Modules

Units are subject to change but would usually cover 120 credits of:
- The Music Industry
- Marketing & Promotion for Musicians
- Professional Development
- The Evolution of the Instrument
- Applied Music Theory
- Performance
- Instrumental Techniques
- Creative Software Techniques
- Songwriting
- Radio Production
- Creative Research Project
- Creative Portfolio
- Developing as an Artist
- Advanced Music Event Management
- Advanced Performance Skills
- Working in Music Education
- Composing to a Brief
- Musicology

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through realistic practical projects which will reflect the content and work flow you could expect from real world tasks found in employment in the industry. You will be supported through the process by regular formative feedback from your tutors to help you improve and detailed summative feedback at the end of the units to help you identify your next steps in learning and skills development to meet your goals.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Waterloo Centre

Department:

Music (Waterloo)

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