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Foundation Degree in Music Performance Technology

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Two hands mixing music using music technology
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  • Is this course for you?

    You will learn how to create original performance tools and instruments (both hardware and software) for the music performance environment. You will also develop music production skills and create audio productions in our professional recording studio. You will also develop performance skills with your chosen performance interface (of your own designing) and in conjunction with any other conventional musical instrument you play.

    The foundation degree course is a two year full time course but part time options are also available. Classes are both evening and daytime based. Day classes typically run from 10am till 4.30pm. Evening classes normally run from 6pm till 8pm.

    This qualification is delivered at Lichfield College and is awarded by the University of Wolverhampton.

    Click the button above to apply for this course directly through UCAS.

  • Required qualifications

    For admission to the foundation degree, the normal requirement is successful completion of a BTEC 90 – credit diploma, UAL level 3 diploma or A/AS level equivalent or 100 UCAS points. Mature students with additional experience also qualify.

  • What skills will I develop?

    The main skill areas that you will explore during this course include, audio production and recording skills, computer programming skills and basic electronic skills. Upon completion of the programme you will be able to demonstrate your professionalism by being work ready. In addition, by completing design, production, implementation and reflective strategies concerning your own performance hardware/software product; you will demonstrate that you are enterprising and entrepreneurial in your approach.

    Effective communication and presentation skills and an ability to work in teams are essential attributes for you to develop. You will also be technologically and information literate, having used technologies in a number of modules to access and present information, and technologies to record, collect and analyse data/information from your research project as well as adopting a multitude of technological approaches to develop new commercial products for use within the audio/sound industries.

    Activities such as undertaking and reporting on a project will demonstrate a number of graduate attributes, including independence of thought, flexibility, initiative taking, and the ability to solve problems.

  • Careers

    Many learners progress BA( Hons) Music courses at Wolverhampton university to complete their Level 6 Award and gain the full degree.

      Career paths following completion of the course include:

    • Music production
    • Professional musician
    • Sound engineer
    • Music composing
    • Sound designer
    • Music education
  • Work experience

    Work experience undertaken during this course can include working with outside organisations and individuals to help with music projects. In the past such projects have included helping design music performance tools for music therapy applications as well as working with external musicians on audio production projects.

  • English and maths

    As part of the course students will take the opportunity to work on aspects of their English, maths and computing skills as part of the curriculum. These skills will be apparent in all aspects of work including essay writing and research activities as well as computer programming and audio production scenarios.

  • Other important information

    The cost of this full-time course is £6,165 p.a.

  • Is this course for you?

    You will learn how to create original performance tools and instruments (both hardware and software) for the music performance environment. You will also develop music production skills and create audio productions in our professional recording studio. You will also develop performance skills with your chosen performance interface (of your own designing) and in conjunction with any other conventional musical instrument you play.

    The foundation degree course is a two year full time course but part time options are also available. Classes are both evening and daytime based. Day classes typically run from 10am till 4.30pm. Evening classes normally run from 6pm till 8pm.

    This qualification is delivered at Lichfield College and is awarded by the University of Wolverhampton.

    Click the button above to apply for this course directly through UCAS.

  • Required qualifications

    For admission to the foundation degree, the normal requirement is successful completion of a BTEC 90 – credit diploma, UAL level 3 diploma or A/AS level equivalent or 100 UCAS points. Mature students with additional experience also qualify.

  • What skills will I develop?

    The main skill areas that you will explore during this course include, audio production and recording skills, computer programming skills and basic electronic skills. Upon completion of the programme you will be able to demonstrate your professionalism by being work ready. In addition, by completing design, production, implementation and reflective strategies concerning your own performance hardware/software product; you will demonstrate that you are enterprising and entrepreneurial in your approach.

    Effective communication and presentation skills and an ability to work in teams are essential attributes for you to develop. You will also be technologically and information literate, having used technologies in a number of modules to access and present information, and technologies to record, collect and analyse data/information from your research project as well as adopting a multitude of technological approaches to develop new commercial products for use within the audio/sound industries.

    Activities such as undertaking and reporting on a project will demonstrate a number of graduate attributes, including independence of thought, flexibility, initiative taking, and the ability to solve problems.

  • Careers

    Many learners progress BA( Hons) Music courses at Wolverhampton university to complete their Level 6 Award and gain the full degree.

      Career paths following completion of the course include:

    • Music production
    • Professional musician
    • Sound engineer
    • Music composing
    • Sound designer
    • Music education
  • Work experience

    Work experience undertaken during this course can include working with outside organisations and individuals to help with music projects. In the past such projects have included helping design music performance tools for music therapy applications as well as working with external musicians on audio production projects.

  • English and maths

    As part of the course students will take the opportunity to work on aspects of their English, maths and computing skills as part of the curriculum. These skills will be apparent in all aspects of work including essay writing and research activities as well as computer programming and audio production scenarios.

  • Other important information

    The cost of this full-time course is £6,165 p.a.