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Newcastle College University Centre

Music Production

UCAS Code: W300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C (4) or higher in Maths and English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

64

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

This course is aimed at a wide range of practitioners from DJs, electronic music producers, hip-hop and grime producers to more traditional band music producers and studio and live sound engineers. You will have the choice to specialise in a pathway relevant to your career aspirations. Choose from one of the following pathways: (1) Electronic Music Production Pathway This pathway combines electronic music production, performance and DJing. All aspects of the electronic music sphere, from hip-hop to grime, house to techno and drum and bass to breakcore are covered. If you are a ‘cross over’ electronic musician, you can develop additional electronic music skills by using our state-of-the-art electronic music equipment or (2) Music Technology and Live and Studio Sound Engineering Pathway You will be able to tailor your programme to suit studio production or live sound with a range of optional modules. You’ll build your technical knowledge and practical music production skills to a professional standard through use of our outstanding resources. The University Centre works closely with many industry professionals who regularly give guest lectures. We also have established links with local employers who operate at regional, national and international levels. You will be fully supported to secure a professional placement or internship within your chosen specialist practice. You will also be encouraged to work on live briefs wherever possible with external clients, as well as with students from the course to enhance your portfolio of work with employers. Throughout your time on the course you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside DJs, producers, engineers, musicians, A&R teams, live sound engineers and promoters as well as other industry professionals. Placements undertaken by our current students have included live electronic music events working with The Cosmic Ballroom nightclub and OCTAVE promotions, allowing our students to play alongside international DJs and promote their own night, as well as projects with Jaunt Records, compiling a remix for a vinyl release. Sound engineering students have benefitted from work placement opportunities with Nitelites, an internationally renowned live sound production company and music production students have undertaken challenging placements with local recording studios including Blast Recording Studios. After successful completion of the programme you may study a PCGE qualification, an appropriate Masters Degree or seek employment

Modules

Year One: Core Modules: Production Analysis, Industry Studies. Electronic Music Pathway Modules: Electronic Music Production, DJ and Electronic Music Performance, Introduction to Synthesis and Sound Design, MIDI and Analogue Devices, Electronic Audio Techniques. Music Production and Sound Engineering Pathway Modules: Audio Production, Sound Reinforcement, Work Experience, Equipment Maintenance Skills, Studio and Venue Acoustics. Year Two: Project Planning and Creative Project. Electronic Music Pathway Modules: Remixing, Events and Performance, Modular Synthesis, Mastering and Audio Recording for Electronic Musicians. Music Production and Sound Engineering: Advanced Audio/Media Production, Advanced Live Audio Production, Sound Experimentation, Electronics, Rigging for Live Sound or Music Theory for Producers. Year Three Core Modules: Major Project and Music Entrepreneur. Electronic Music Pathway Modules: Live Electronic Music, Creative Composition Portfolio. Music Production and Sound Engineering Pathway Modules: Applied Audio Techniques and Professional Profile Building.

Assessment methods

You will learn via lectures, seminars, group work and practical based projects. You will be assessed by in-class assessments, project work and a written portfolio.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
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EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

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Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Music and Performing/Production Arts

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