Course Type: Higher Education

Higher National Diploma (HND) Music Production

  • Course Code MUSHEF002A
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time Day & Evening
  • Start Date 16th September 2019
  • Fee Year 1: £5,995
    Year 2: £5,995
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Baltic Campus

This programme is aimed at musicians, programmers, technologists and producers who want to understand the processes and technology involved in music production, from composing to arranging to recording to distribution. Upon successful completion you will achieve a BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Music (Production).

The curriculum is designed to encourage you to pursue entrepreneurial activities. We want you to leave us with a CV packed with experience and an impressive portfolio to place you in an ideal position to launch your music career. On the way you’ll learn how to sharpen your technical skills, work professionally with clients and apply your musical skills and your understanding of music technology to production projects.

What will I study?

  • Practical music production using our in-house production suites
  • How to make and sell music
  • How to work with and learn from industry professionals
  • How to build a portfolio of high quality work
  • An understanding of sound technology and theory
Please note: Every effort was made to ensure this information was correct at time of publishing. This course will run subject to suitable student numbers.

An interview is required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

Applications can be made through UCAS; our institution code is G09. For more information you can contact us on 0191 490 2245.

How will I be assessed?

A mixture of assessment methods will be used on this programme, including assignments, portfolio and observation of practice in the workplace to evidence competency.

Your work will be continuously assessed using assignments, case studies, and practical work.

How will I be taught?

A mixture of classroom based and other student centred activities, as well as a range of field trips across the year.

A mixture of classroom, practical and workshop work.

Delivery will consist of a combination of theoretical and practical activities which will allow you to consolidate and apply your knowledge in real life working scenarios

Teacher led lessons, student led presentations, practicals and electronic based material.

The course is very practical, and is delivered by tutors with a wealth of experience.

Qualifications needed

96 UCAS tariff points and a relevant Level 3 qualification (Eg. BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology). We will consider applicants who do not have a relevant qualification but who have the equivalent experience and knowledge of music production and technology systems and software, confirmed via an interview.

Required experience

A working knowledge of music production and technology systems and software to Level 3 standard is desirable.

Mature candidates with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from mature students without these qualifications but with relevant experience.

There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees and living costs(if studying full time).

For more information or advice, contact our finance support services on 0191 490 4627 or 0191 426 4329. Our support funds team can also be emailed at support.funds@gateshead.ac.uk