This Foundation Degree level course will focus on providing students with the skills that they need to meet the needs of clients in live music production contexts, studio recording contexts and media-based contexts. Students will study units embracing studio production, live music applications, audio electronics and sound synthesis. The course is expected to explore analogue (tape) recording as well as digital.  Students will produce work using several of the major music software platforms in current use and will develop academic knowledge of music technology from historical, cultural, social and economic perspectives. It is intended that the course provides the student with a vehicle for creative experimentation as well as training to be able to provide industry applications. 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

The majority of graduating students choose to top-up their FdA to a full BA (hons).

What jobs can I get? 

Employment within the music industry is commonly freelance with something like 75% of practitioners being registered self-employed, it is therefore anticipated that students will largely begin their career development through self-employment.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

All applicants should have level 3 qualifications including at least one ‘creative’ subject. We are looking for between 112-120 UCAS points. Applicants who fall outside of this tariff may be considered. 

The course is taught in English. Academic IELTS overall score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each band (reading, writing, speaking, listening). If students are joining the course from outside of the UK it is likely that they will require a visa.

What about work experience? 

International entry requirements 

The course is taught in English. Academic IELTS overall score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each band (reading, writing, speaking, listening). If students are joining the course from outside of the UK it is likely that they will require a visa.

Course costs

Costs 

Costs 

£7,250 per academic year

Students who are eligible, can apply for a student loan with Student Finance.

 

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

Modules within the course will cover the following topics: Record Production, Synthesis, Production Project, Music for Media, Analogue Recording, Audio Electronics, Experimental Sound and Music, Live Sound and Music, Music Technology in Performance, Personal Research Project.

More info

Start Day/Time 

Duration 

30 Weeks

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

W371

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

Foundation Degree

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

Duration 

30 Weeks

Attendance 

Full-time

UCAS Code 

W371

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

Foundation Degree

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)