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Qualification:
NDT20 HND Diploma in Music 
Starts:
19/09/2016 
Ends:
25/05/2017 
Weeks:
30 
Days:
Mon,Tue,Thr,Fri 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Performing Arts 
UCAS Code:
6T71 
Course Code:
HFHMU1A 
 
Entry Requirements
160 UCAS points (for 2016/17 entry; for 2017/18 entry: 64 UCAS points) or a relevant Level 3 qualification plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent). Mature students without the necessary qualifications are welcome to contact us; places will be offered subject to a successful interview and audition. All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.
 
 

Music HND

This is a dynamic and creative course with a strong practical focus, enabling students to explore and develop performance, recording and composing using our new state of the art facilities. These purpose built facilities include eight fully equipped rehearsal rooms, large mac suites for sequencing/composition work and an industry standard recording studio.


About the Course

During your studies you will develop the skills and working attitudes needed for employment within the industry through a combination of projects and practical assessments which combine traditional learning environments with practical learning experiences, including live performances in venues around the city, setting up for performances and working with live sound, studio recording sessions and composing to commissions.

The department also has strong links with drama, dance and media, providing invaluable opportunities to explore collaborative projects in both established and emerging employment areas.

You will work with a dynamic team of lecturers, instrumental tutors and technicians with a wide range of real music industry experience in live performance, session and touring work to live sound and studio engineering, preparing you for a career within the music industry.


Key Units

Year One

Mandatory units:

  • Creative Arts Research Skills
  • Music in Context
Specialist units:
  • Band Rehearsal and Performance
  • Music Performance Studies
  • Live Sound for Small Venues
  • Studio Recording and Engineering
  • Music Composition Techniques
  • Composition in Context
Year Two

Mandatory modules:
  • Critical Music Listening
  • Preparation, Process and Production
Specialist units:
  • Songwriting Techniques and Skills
  • Harmony and Composition
  • Improvisation in Music
  • Music Performance Skills
  • Music Studio Production
  • Community Music Projects



Entry Requirements

160 UCAS points (for 2016/17 entry; for 2017/18 entry: 64 UCAS points) or a relevant Level 3 qualification plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent). Mature students without the necessary qualifications are welcome to contact us; places will be offered subject to a successful interview and audition. All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.


Assessment

Course units will be delivered through a combination of practical workshops, performances, lectures, vocational visits and work experience scenarios. Student can expect to receive approximately 90 minutes per week receiving feedback during weekly tutorials.


Where does this Lead

This qualification prepares students for employment in the music sector and will be suitable for learners who have already decided that they wish to enter this area of work. Some students may wish to enter a specialist area of employment in music or progress into higher education.


Tell Me More

Attendance:
Students will spend 3 days per week in class and will be expected to spend 2 days self-study. Students will spend approximately 20 hours over the course year involved in projects for live sound and community music which will see them engaged in activities in public performances and also in local schools to develop bands and record them in a studio setting. 


Please click the following link for information regarding fees: http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/courses/uni-level-fees 

If you have any further queries please email the Higher Education Unit via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details and the title of the course you are interested in together with a brief summary of your query or alternatively call the College on 0114 260 2600.