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Leicester College

Music Technology

UCAS Code: W372

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

UCAS Tariff

32

Standard entry is 32 UCAS points consisting of at least 1 full Level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are also expected hold GCSE English at grade C or equivalent. AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a Full Level 3 qualification. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Music technology

The two-year Foundation Degree in Music Technology, in association with De Montfort University, is an industry-facing programme that offers a wide range of relevant music technology themes and subjects. Graduates will have a strong scientific understanding of acoustics and various audio technology applications required by this dynamic sector. Vital industry skill-sets will be developed via the unique work-based learning aspect of the programme, reinforcing individual subject specialisms in commercial environments such as live sound, studio recording, music production and programming.

Combining creativity and technology, the programme offers access to modern recording studios, production suites and live music venues. Leicester College is an Apple Pro Training Center, a Roland Academy, and an Ableton Certified Training Center. Graduates of the programme can study for a further year at De Montfort University to achieve a full honours degree in music technology following on from this course.

Modules

This modular course will develop your expertise in recording technology, composition, acoustics, electronics, live sound, multimedia, and sound manipulation via a range of industry-standard projects and academic work. You will also work closely with related discipline areas such as dance, acting, performing musician and media in a range of projects that promote professional development as well as subject specialism.

The focus in year two is on higher-level skills with the emphasis on more independent study, as well as introducing specific modules in multimedia/Foley and research. You will also have a dedicated module in Live Sound for bands, delivered in our city centre venue.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via coursework over the two years. Examples of the type of assessment include recordings, mixes, remixes, compositions, reports and essays.

Tuition fees

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£6,165
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EU
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abbey Park Campus

Department:

Performing Arts and Music

TEF rating:

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