NSCG | Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology
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Course overview

This exciting, creative and hands on course will enable you to develop practical skills in sound recording and music production, digital music composition, sequencing, live sound, events management and much more. You will also develop knowledge of essential listening skills and music in society

What else do I need to know?

You will be taught within our Music department which consists of both recording studios and computer based labs.
Most of our assignments and resources are online so that you can access them from home as well as in College. We provide lots of opportunities for our students to experience real world industry experience through performing at or event managing gigs, as well as creating and launching your own music.

What are the entry requirements?

Usually four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects that are relevant to the course you’d like to study, including maths and/or English. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma with overall Merit in a relevant subject and maths and English at appropriate levels.

You will be invited to interview/audition where you will have the opportunity to meet the department and be shown the facilities. You will be asked questions about your interests, and where applicable your compositions and allow you the opportunity to tell us all about your passion for the subject.

Maths and English
Alongside your course you will study Maths and/or English to improve your skills in these vital subjects by attending structured weekly sessions as part of your timetable. Maths and English development is also integrated in practical assignments.

How is it assessed?

The course contains a number of mandatory and specialist units. You will be assessed continually throughout the course as you complete each task within a unit of study. Tasks vary and include practical work, written reports and presentations.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

You can progress to our HND in Music Production course at the college. You could also sign up to a higher level apprenticeship or seek employment in the music production industry as a film and tv producer, music producer or sound recorder.

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