Sound Production

Pathways to Music and Sound Production

Full-time

Course Full

Overview


This 18-week access course is designed to provide an introduction to working in the music and sound production industry, with a view to progressing to a full-time NC programme. Working with industry professionals, you will learn about various aspects of the music and sound production industry. You will work in a recording studio environment and be introduced to software such as Ableton and Pro Tools.

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Course Information


Applicants must demonstrate an interest in working in the music and sound production industry as part of their application and participate in a formal interview. Experience of using computing software and possessing good communication skills are essential.

Prior relevant industry experience will also be considered.

This highly practical course will introduce the usage of microphones and other hardware in various contexts as well as basic DAW functionality using industry standard software such as Pro Tools and Ableton Live.

By conducting your own recording sessions under supervision from your lecturers, you will explore practical audio editing skills that are used for both TV & Film productions and also within a music context. 

You'll be introduced on the subject of Sound for Live Events where you’ll have access to various live performance spaces further developing your listening skills and using a range of analogue and digital mixing desks, PA systems and microphone arrays.

During the course you will develop an understanding of the professional skills, work habits, and attitudes expected by the Music and Sound Production industry. This will include client interaction, working in teams, delivering high quality work to tight deadlines and decision making.

You will undertake a number of units and projects including:

  • An introduction to the UK Music Industry
  • Aspects of Sound Engineering and Production
  • Radio Broadcasting including radio interview techniques
  • Understanding Recording Techniques used within the industry
  • NQ Music Business
  • NC Music (Rock & Pop)
  • NC Music & Sound Production
  • NC Radio Broadcasting

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