A Levels (DDE) or BTEC Extended Diploma
Two Years – 3 Days a Week
FdA in Music Production
Learning in world-class studios, packed full of industry-standard kit, you’ll explore music creation from a technical and creative standpoint and discover and nurture your own creative path.
You’ll learn practical music theory and apply it to your own compositions, whether that’s individually or collaboratively in your work in employable fields such as media composition or songwriting.
You’ll understand and work within commercial parameters to ensure you graduate with the best chance of working within music, but you’ll be encouraged to explore the more experimental ends of recording, production and composition to truly find your own identity.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice, through live projects, masterclasses and guest lectures. You’ll also benefit from being assigned an industry mentor in your final year.
The course curriculum balances theoretical study alongside practical application. Throughout the course you’ll be challenged to develop your decision-making in new, and at times, complex and unpredictable contexts. The content of the course also closely reflects current working practices in industry, and aims to prepare you for work in a highly competitive workplace.
Students in audio and music technology will increasingly be faced with freelance and self-employed models of work upon graduation.
of our learners achieve their full qualification
of leavers have a positive destination
of Access to HE learners go onto university
You will need one of the following options:
A-levels – DDE; or
BTEC Extended Diploma – MPP; or
64 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
GCSEs – two at grade C, including English and Maths or Science.
You will also have at least one of the following music qualifications:
A level or other level 3 qualification in related subject such as BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology or Production(or similar, e.g. RSL Awards)
We welcome suitable applicants without standard entry requirements but you will need to evidence your relevant experience and interest in using Music Technology in this straightforward way:
Either a short 2 – 3 minute video where you talk through a production you have been involved in on a DAW or where you have recorded live instrumentation.
Careers and Progression
Upgrade your Foundation Degree to a full Degree via Nottingham Trent University and go onto postgraduate qualifications such as Masters. Employability is a key focus of this course, with modules including initiatives, such as live projects and the opportunity to exhibit your work, to help enhance your future career.
This course will prepare you to work in creative industries in specialist technical roles, in areas such as:
Audio post production