start your career in Studio & Live Sound

Length

Two Years

Level

Level 3

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LOVE SOUND?

SO DO WE!

If you love the science of sound and mixing, manipulating and mastering music in recording studios and live venues, then this Level 3 Studio & Live Sound course is the perfect way to develop your skills for creative work or university.

you will...

DISCOVER THE SCIENCE OF SOUND
Develop your understanding of how sound and acoustics work.
EXPLORE STUDIO SOUND
Gain skills in recording from studio design through to miking, mixing and mastering.
MIX LIVE SOUND
Work in a variety of live sound environments, setting up PA and monitors and mastering the art of live mixing.
DEVELOP WORK SKILLS
Get the skills to work and promote yourself in the industry.
Our Studio & Live Sound course

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  • START YOUR CREATIVE CAREER
  • GET INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • GET A QUALIFICATION
  • DURATION & FEES
  • SIGNING UP
START YOUR CREATIVE CAREER

Choosing the Studio & Live Sound Level 3 course will give you the skills to go on to university or into creative work.

The creative sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the UK economy and a great and exciting place in which to work.

This course can lead onto:

  • A creative degree at university where you can gain further skills in preparation for work. This may be a sound engineering or music technology degree or another subject which takes your fancy. You will need to complete both years of the course in order to generate the UCAS points for university entry.Access Creative College has a new foundation degree in Audio and Music Technology which offers perfect progression.
  • Employment, or self-employment, in the creative industries. This may be as a studio or live sound engineer or it may be into another area of the music or creative industries.
  • A creative apprenticeship as a stepping stone to work.
GET INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Being at Access Creative College is so much more than just doing a course. You will have the chance to get first-hand experience of the music and creative industries.

Here are some of the opportunities you can take advantage of:

  • EVENTS: You’ll have unique opportunities to work in studio and live environments. These range from a local gigs to crewing festival stages at events such as Latitude organised by partner, Festival Republic.
  • EMPLOYABILITY WEEKS: Three weeks each year are dedicated to developing your work skills and showcasing your work.
  • MASTERCLASSES: The college promotes industry masterclasses by artists and industry players. These enable you to gain advice and guidance from working professionals.
  • KOMPASS: Get prepared for the world of work through opportunities and tips from our in-house careers portal.
GET A QUALIFICATION

On successful completion you will get a recognised qualification which you can add to your creative CV:

  • Two year BTEC or RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma. This can generate up to 168 UCAS points on the 2017 tariff.
  • Please note these UCAS points are for a Distinction* and lower grades generate considerably fewer points.
  • The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.
  • All assessment is via real-world project-based course work. There are no end of year exams.
DURATION & FEES
  • The Studio & Live Sound Level 3 course lasts for two years.
  • It is usually delivered over three to four days per week from September to June (daytime). How long you are in college will depend on what additional English and Maths sessions you need to attend.
  • If you are aged 16-18 on 31st August 2019, and/or at the start of your course then the course if FREE
  • If you are aged 19+ on 31st August 2019, and/or at the start of your course then you will have to pay £4800 per year. However, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. You will only have to repay the loan when you start to earn over £25,000 per year.
SIGNING UP

Applying for this Studio & Live Sound course is easy.

All you need to do is fill in our short online application form. After you have created an account you will be able to provide links to online work, upload relevant documents and book an interview slot.

SKILLS SET:

  • We value your creative passion and skills above all else. However, you will also need to demonstrate that you are able to work at Level 3 (A Level standard). This means achieving at least four GCSEs at grades 4-9 (C-A*), including English, or other equivalent qualifications. Other grades will be considered on a case by case basis. Places are conditional based on this achievement and we will discuss options with you if you do not attain these.
  • For school leavers we will require evidence of your predicted and actual grades, ideally backed up by a school reference.
  • This Studio & Live Sound course is for more experienced sound engineers with more knowledge of live and recorded sound. You should already be familiar with aspects of live and studio sound and be aware of at least one or two software platforms such as Logic Pro or Pro Tools.
  • Please note you will not be able to enrol if you will be under the age of 16 on 31st August. Applications from people under this age are still welcome, but will be deferred to the following year.

 

INTERVIEW:

  • Please come prepared to talk about your interests, your current skills, the producers/engineers you like and your ambitions. This may include playing tracks you have recorded; talking about the equipment you have used, along with any studio or live mixing experience you may have.
  • You can view/download a detailed Interview Guide from the link below.