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Music Industries (Technology) Level 3 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This programme focuses on music technology within the area of production. The course is aimed at learners who do not wish to play an instrument or take the performance route but are keen to have a career in the more technical side of the music industry. Therefore you do not necessarily need instrumental knowledge to be successful on this programme however you will be developing a wider understanding of musical theories to support your work within technology.

Course content

Modules covered can include;Acoustics for musicians; Delivering a music Product; Listening Skills for Music Technicians; Music Production Techniques; Music Theory and Harmony; Sequencing systems and techniques; Functional Music Keyboard; Audio Engineering principles; Music and sound for the moving image; Planning and delivering a music product; Sound creation and manipulation; Composing music; The sound and music industry; Marketing and Promotion in the music industry; Live Sound techniques.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are 4 GCSEs at C and above (preferably including English). Although not essential a history of musical study will help (GCSE or equivalent).


You will be assessed several times in each individual module over the period of the programme. This will include a variety of methods including presentations, portfolio work, written tasks, and a theory test towards the end of the unit.

Financial information

8Gb memory stick or portable hard drive;On or over ear headphones (not in ear/earbuds);Stationary to include paper, pencils (variety of colours), pens, ruler, rubber, sharpener etc.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Music Technology/Production may lead on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology/Production and then university.

Further information

90 Credit Diploma one year, full-time. Successful completion then leads onto the Extended Diploma for a further one year, full-time.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: U0330
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    • A whole campus dedicated to the arts, Hinckley is home to an enticing mix of all things creative and houses some of the best facilities in the local area.

      • Graphics studio
      • Photography studio (including infinity cove) and darkroom
      • Music recording studio
      • Woodwork studio
      • Raku kilns
      • Extensive learning and resource centre
      • Apple Mac suites
      • Theatre
      • Art/materials shop
      • Student Centre
      • Library
      • Refectory – serving Starbucks Coffee

      Subjects available to study at this campus include:

      • Art & Design
      • Computing
      • Fashion & Textiles
      • Graphic Design
      • Interior Design
      • Journalism
      • Media
      • Music Performance
      • Music Technology
      • Performing Arts

      To find out more about North Warwickshire & Hinckley College:

      024 7624 3000