This one year course offers progression for Students who have completed studies at Level 3 (BTEC or UAL Extended Diploma, A Levels) and wish to enter the industry or who need to further develop their skills before entering higher education.
Studying in our Avid equipped analogue and digital recording studios Students will master a range of hardware and software as well as acquiring a deep understanding of production principles and under-the-hood processes including plug-in building using Max and digital signal processing, with the aim of becoming industry-ready for a range of roles and occupations.
What will I learn?
Audio editing and mixing, sound recording, composition and sound-tracking and professional practices and procedures in relation to the film and game industry as well as an introduction to the industry and the career paths available to you.
You will also be looking at foley, dialogue recording, sound effects and music for films as well as undertaking a final project in a specialism of your choice.
You will learn using industry standard Avid software and there is the opportunity for Avid User Certification as part of this course.
- Establishing principles of techical and professional practice
- Applied Professional Practice
- Professional Development Project
How will I be assessed?
There will be a variety of collaborative practical and written assessments culminating in a final major project.
L3 BTEC/UAL or equivalent in Music, Music Technology, Music Performance and Production etc. A level equivalent and/or L3 Creative Media with sound experience is acceptable. Equivalent practical experience will also be considered. GCSE English and Maths is desirable.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Students could go on to BA or move into work or an internship. Careers options include: Studio or field sound recording, audio post production, TV or film sound and music composition, mixing or editing, music/suond effects for games etc.
This course is taught at Amersham campus using the expertise of our experienced music and sound production team.