Music (Digital Production)

Applied - Extended Certificate

Have you ever wondered how the music you love to listen to is created? The processes that take place behind the scenes are varied, from capturing audio to creating original computer- based music. In this course you’ll explore how music from across a wide range of genres is created, and the history behind the developments in style and technology.

Specific requirements

You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen Pathway and relevant experience will be required. Applicants will be requested to audition.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Your learning experience

You’ll hone your creative music skills in our specialist studios, working with state-of-the-art equipment that will support you in learning how to create and produce music to a professional standard. A passion for music and the intricacies of how it’s created is a must. You’ll explore a range of production techniques through topics including:

• DAW production to produce and manipulate music

• Mixing and mastering techniques

• Creative synthesis and sampling

• Commercial music production

• Music and sound for media

An enriching experience

Studying Applied Music (Digital Production) at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our Digital Production students enjoy, include:

• Working with local primary schools to deliver aspirational workshops

• Taking part in music showcase performances, along with supporting end of year showcases across the Performing Arts department

• Participating in inspirational and valuable guest workshops and university lecturers

• Residential trip and visits- this year our students enjoyed spending time in London to experience the West End

Enlightening opportunities

We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love for learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.

HNC is home to professional grade music facilities, including state-of-the-art recording and mixing studios. Your studies will see you planning and hosting a public music event using our professional standard Performing Arts theatre which features the latest industry standard equipment and lighting. During assessment you will have the opportunity to showcase instrumental/vocal
skills, knowledge of music styles and theory, as well as your ability to plan and work as a group and independently.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is via examination and coursework.

Where does it lead?

Gaining a qualification in Music (Digital Production) has allowed our students to progress to higher education – naturally, many students who study this course progress to a degree in a related field, however, the creativity and skills developed during this course lend themselves to a wide range of destinations.

This qualification also supports progression to the workplace, including degree level apprenticeships, with many students moving into a wide range of industry-based roles such as Commercial Songwriter, working in a recording studio and producing library music, music for radio and music for computer games.

Applied Music (Digital Production) students progress to university to study subjects such as:

• Music

• Music Production

• Songwriting

• Musical Theatre

• Music and Business

• Music and Sound Production

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