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Music Production, Higher National

Certificate/Diploma (HNC/HND)

Combined with your ambition, drive and talent, the HNC/HND in Music Production will further focus on how to create and produce music products, with a strong emphasis on developing a range of commercial skills needed to work with new technology and concepts within the digital market place.

You will study the following units:

First Year :-

• Creative Arts Research Skills • Music in Context • Audio Mastering & Manufacture • Computer Music Systems • Music Technology • Studio Recording & Engineering • Sound Creation and Manipulation • Audio Post Production • Music in Context • Personal and Professional Development (Tutorial)

Second Year:-

• Critical Music Listening • Preparation, Process & Production in the Creative Arts • Composing for Film & TV • Computer Music Composition & Production • The Music Business in the 21st Century • Music Studio Production • Applied Music Production Techniques • Personal and Professional Development (Tutorial)

Skills and Knowledge Developed: You will develop a wide range of technical and professional skills for production, composition, performance with technology, business, and research. Students will also be supported to develop realistic and achievable career plans to help them reach their goals within the industry

Special Features: Within in the City centre, you will be based at our Arts Centre; a creative hub for students studying music, performing arts, media, journalism, art, fashion and computing. You will have access to our professional recording studios, computer suites and rehearsal facilities. Also based within the centre is our Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education (AATCe) and Roland Music Academy.

Teaching Methods: Teaching will focus around industry driven projects and scenarios, enabling students to engage in both collaborative and individual work. Practical, oral and written work is undertaken to complete assessment of units. Students will receive detailed feedback to aid development of knowledge, understanding and the power of expression. Problem-solving, communication, and being responsible for own learning are also key aspects of the teaching methods used throughout the HND course.

Assessment Methods: Through a series of industry driven projects and scenarios, this course will equip you with a range of creative, commercial and personal skills to give you a competitive edge. The programme is assessed through the submission of written essays, reports and a series of project based practical assessments. Formative feedback will support student progression in both written work and practical outcomes. Self and peer assessment will be an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression. The programme allows 120 credits at each level.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to progress onto Degree programmes or higher vocational qualifications etc.

What the course leads to

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to progress onto Degree programmes or higher vocational qualifications etc.


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What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"I have really enjoyed my time at The City of Liverpool College, the support I received during my time at the college was fantastic and the tutors are inspirational"

Craig Colton secured a HNC in drama, wowed judges on the XFactor and progressed onto Thames Valley University

Course Location

The Arts Centre
Myrtle Street, L7 7JA

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