Course overviewThe HNC in Music is taught by experienced industry professionals and will empower you to develop a variety of practical based skills. The aim is to support you to build a wide portfolio based career, in line with a freelance creative skill set.
You will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the music industry through three core units:
Unit 1: The Music Industry
Unit 2: Marketing and Promotion
Unit 3: Professional Development
You will also study 5 optional units (which are selected in collaboration with students). These could include:
> Music Performance
> Instrumental Technique
> The International Music Market
> Arranging and Remixing
> The Live Music Business
> Recording technology
> Mixing and mastering
What else do I need to know?You will be expected to work with live briefs producing/writing music and performing live in a variety of venues etc that mirrors occupations within the industry by collaborating with other musicians to produce practical based evidence for your qualification.
You will develop your independent resilience as a creative practitioner and network with employers and
venues in order to support your progression.
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What can I do next?
> Signed recording artists performing at events such as Glastonbury and Boomtown
> Live touring musicians playing with bands such as The Twang
> Monitor Engineers for acts such as Motley Crue, Alice Cooper and The One Hundreds
> DJs with residencies in a range of clubs, including in Dubai
> Freelance Composers with work used in Channel 4 programmes
> Crew for Live Events for artists such as Paloma Faith, Blondie and Elbow
> Setting up and running your own studio
> Working in radio