What is special about this course?
This course is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the working practices of the UK Creative Industries with a focus on music.
Students will develop creative and technical skills relevant for employment within the Creative Industries, one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy, and for progression to further learning.
The course is based around a set of core Creative Industries modules with specialist modules in subjects including music technology, composition, performance and recording.
Four National 4 passes.
Four Standard Grades (at General level or above).
Applicants must show evidence of instrumental or vocal musical ability.
Applications will also be welcomed from holders of other awards and qualifications deemed comparable to those above, or from students who have completed an appropriate Access programme.
Applications from students without qualifications but who demonstrate ability, interest and commitment are also welcomed.
Creative Industries: Intro to the Creative Industries, Creative Project, Creative Process, Creative Analysis, Social Networking, Working for Yourself, Work Experience.
Music specialism: Sound Production: Recording and Editing, Live Performance, Appreciation of Music, Intro to the UK Music Industry, Sound Reinforcement, Songwriting.
Students will also have the opportunity to study Essential Skills modules in Information Technology, Communications, Numeracy, Information Technology and Higher English.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
Classes will be taught by working professionals using a combination of practical real world projects exercises, online resources and classroom/studio-based tutorials.
Music students will learn through practical real world projects in conjunction with NC Creative Industries Video students.
Students will be based in Mareel making full use of the extensive multimedia production and performance facilities.
How long will my course last?
Full-time (one year) or part-time (two years)
Where can I study my course?
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.For more information see the funding page.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Academic: Successful completion of the NC programme provides progression to Higher National Certificate (HNC) Music at Shetland College UHI, or HNC and Higher National Diploma (HND) music and related subject programmes at other higher education institutions throughout the UK.
Employment/Career: This NC programme prepares students for a range of careers in the music industry or a related Creative Industry area.
Former students have: progressed to study HNC and BA Applied Music in Shetland, and a range of courses further afield. Students have also gained paid positions working in the local music and wider Creative Industries.
Is there more information available online?
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