Digital Music Production (Level 3) Rockschool at New College Swindon
This one- or two-year course is a great way to develop your Music Technology skills. Through the three main topics you will learn:
- the principles of digital music production
- how to use music sequencing and production software in a range of musical styles
- remix techniques
- musical analysis
- mixing techniques
- advanced use of effects
- to use Logic Studio and Apple Mac based Audio Technology
This course is suitable for anyone who has a keen interest in Music Technology but it is focused towards students who wish to study modern digital styles of music production such as house, hip hop, drum & bass, electronica and dubstep. The course does not cover live analogue recording - although there is access to a recording studio for students to record vocals or other instruments if required.
You will aim to complete three main topics in one year
You will learn how to produce music in a range of musical styles - studying software synths, samplers, effects automation, and midi and audio editing.
You will learn how to restructure existing tracks into different musical styles- using time stretching, sampling and various audio processing techniques
Listening to Music
You will have to analyse various records
Ideally each student will need five GCSEs at Grade C to start this course, however we are willing to accept any student who can show previous experience or a strong desire to study the subject.
All work is coursework based and there are no written exams. You will be expected to keep a portfolio of your work, which is assessed and marked by your tutor
You must complete ALL units and assessment criteria to gain the full qualification
On completion of the course students will receive a Music Practitioner’s Certificate in Technology worth 20 credits at level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework ( QCF).
You will also build a portfolio of work which will be helpful to any University application.
It is also possible to do a second year on the course and gain a maximum of 70 UCAS points by completing an extended certificate.
It can also help you on your way to a career in the music industry, or to a technology/computer–orientated career
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Swindon directly.