Music Performance and Technology

Level 2

This course is all about starting your musical journey and exploring the foundations of music performance and technology.

Entry Requirements

Three or more GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English (Language or Literature)

Duration

One year

Qualification

RSL Level 2 Diploma for Music Practitioners

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Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of industry professional DAW software, composition and sequencing. 

Gain insight into the various software instrument types, their uses and their functions 

Learn how to programme drum patterns, basslines and melodies. 

Learn the structure of a range of musical styles.

Gain an understanding of recording studio hardware, including microphone types and audio interfaces, and learn how to edit and process the recorded material. 

Develop practice plans to develop on their chosen instruments, and develop keyboard skills to aid their compositions. 

Explore the structure of the music industry, giving them an opportunity to start understanding their potential and place within the business.

Modules

A band performing on stage

A band performing on stage

A male performing on stage

A male performing on stage

A group of people watching a male speak into a microphone

A female working at a computer with a MIDI keyboard

A person working at a music mixing desk

An empty venue with rows of chairs and a group of people talking in the foreground

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Three or more GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English (Language or Literature)

MATHS AND ENGLISH

We offer a variety of ME courses at different levels of ability from starter levels all the way up to GCSE, that are tailored to suit your needs and progression route. to find out if you qualify for Maths and English, learn more here.

CAREERS AND PROGRESSION

Level 3 courses in music performance or technology, including Vocal Artist, Music Production or Music Performance. We also offer Games and Media courses, if you feel like exploring a different creative subject. Careers you can aim for include Professional Recording Artist and Performer, Session Musician, Songwriter, Sound Engineer and Music Mixer and Masterer.

Fees and Funding

MANCHESTER 16-18*

FREE

MANCHESTER 19+*

£0 – £1,287

ALL OTHER CAMPUSES 16-18*

FREE

ALL OTHER CAMPUSES 19+

£0 – £4,425

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