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UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College)

Music (Dance Music Production and DJ Techniques)

UCAS Code: WW38

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Musicianship and performance studies

Electronic music

You will learn how to produce House, Hip-Hop, Techno, Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Grime and RNB to a professional level. You will develop your practical DJ skills learning a range of techniques and applications. You will organise and promote your own club nights in addition to studying dance music culture and history. The course aims to give you all the skills you need to survive and thrive in the modern world of music production and DJing.

The objectives of the BTEC Higher Nationals in Music are as follows:

• To equip students with music skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global music environment.
• To provide education and training for a range of careers in music, including technology, composition, business and performance.
• To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within the music industry, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels.
• To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
• To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in the music industry, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in music or a related area.
• To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives.
• To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of music and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways.
• To provide students with opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry and society at large; with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment, recognising the role that music plays in addressing these issues.
• To provide opportunities for students to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification within their chosen area of specialisation.
• To provide opportunities for students to achieve vendor accredited certifications.
• To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field, with particular emphasis on achieving management-level positions, professional recognition and beyond.
• To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs.
• To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.
• To provide students with opportunities to engage in an industry-recognised apprenticeship scheme that aligns with their employer’s needs and their own career aspirations.
• To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry.

Modules

• Dance Music Production • DJing and Events Promotion • Dance Music History and Culture

The Uni


Course location:

Shena Simon Campus

Department:

Music (CA)

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