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HNC Diploma in Music (Production)

For 2017 start

Cornwall College | dBs Music dBs Bristol LEVEL: 4 Music & Performing Arts

This HNC Diploma in Music (Production) is suitable for those interested in either classic music production, contemporary electronic music creation or both and it will provide you with an advanced skill set in recording and music production techniques. There are core music related modules that cover key aspects of studio production, synthesis, listening aesthetics, mastering and creative music production.

While no less rigorous than a BA (Hons) pathway, the HNC is more vocational, with most assignments written to either reflect industry practice or enable you to build a professional portfolio of work.  Upon successful completion of this qualification you may progress onto year 2 of the HND.

Taught at dBs Music’s premier training centre in Bristol, you will find industry experienced staff, excellent equipment and a relaxed learning environment. dBs Bristol has state-of-the-art facilities including professional studios and our classic API mixing desk, a full range of packages like Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Logic X and the very latest software plug-ins.

Possible careers available with this qualification:

– Music Producer
– Recording Engineer
– Mixing Engineer
– Mastering Engineer
– Sound Designer (Music and Multi-media)
– Live Performance Practitioner

The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications.  Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: W300
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: Pearson
  • Course Fee (per annum): £7500
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply. A show reel or portfolio of work will also be required at interview.

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Course Documents

HNC Diploma in Music (Production)


Indicative Module Year 1

- Music Technology

- Studio Recording & Engineering

- Music in Context

- Sound Creation & Manipulation

- Principles of Musical Sound

- Creative Arts Research Skills

- Audio Post Production

- Music Production Analysis

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If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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