What courses can I do after this?
This Music course is scheduled to be staged over 2 years - successful completion of this first year HNC will allow progression to the second HND year.
Completion of the whole course will allow students wishing to continue in education to enrol on an appropriate BA Honours Degree or Level 6 course.
Solent University offer the following progressional BA top-up courses -
BA (Hons) Popular Music Production
BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Production
BA (Hons) Digital Music
What jobs can I get?
There are many jobs that the course could lead to, including but not exclusive to the following areas:
- Studio session musician
- Live session musician
- Composer for film, TV, games/apps, media
- Top line songwriter
- Solo artist
- Sound designer/assistant sound designer
- Sound Engineer
- Music producer
- Artist manager
- Tour manager
- Music promoter
- Record label manager
- Record label owner
- Event manager
- Music education
To do this course you should have...
- A practical skills portfolio in Music Performance or Music Production demonstrating relevant skills to the course, to be presented at interview/audition.
- Four GCSEs at grade 4 minimum (formerly C), to include Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification, plus
- Two A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC National Diploma, or
- Subject related Level 3 Advanced Diploma is considered with other qualifications, or
- An Access to Higher Education Diploma
- An international equivalent of the above
UCAS tariff points 48 from two full A Levels (including one full A Level at 32 tariff points i.e. grade C in a relevant subject) or an equivalent Level 3 vocational course (BTEC, Access to HE).
International entry requirements
If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you can enter our Degree Level programmes with the appropriate academic qualifications and UKVI IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 (depending on the programme). We accept a wide range of qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons.
What about work experience?
£6,750 per academic year
Students who are eligible, can apply for a student loan with Student Finance.
This course is taught by fully qualified teachers who are also practicing music industry professionals. Therefore students will receive the high-quality, relevant knowledge and expertise that can be readily applied in the workplace.
Year 1 (Level 4)
- The Music Industry
- Marketing and Promotion for Musicians
- Professional Development
- Music and Society
- Compositional Techniques
- Arranging and Remixing
- Media Composition
More about the course
Please note – this guideline is subject to change, but the skills learned will be the same. There may also be additional projects.
For more information, contact James Greenwood firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry.
The college reserves the right to make changes to the information given, including the addition, withdrawal, re-location or restructuring of courses.