This programme is aimed at musicians looking for all-round music training with a strong emphasis on work based learning and skills development across a wide range of subjects.
We want you to be job ready when you leave us and able to put what you have learned into practice. Relevant and high quality work experience placements, employer mentoring, networking and commercial projects will help you to do this and are an important part of your study programme.
Networking is an essential part of working in music and the North East of England offers many business opportunities. including events and festivals, cultural activities and projects, educational establishments, tourism, professional music services and more. The teaching team can help you make these connections.
Previous students have gone on to work as musicians both locally and around the world, Our graduates work on cruises, tour theatres and prestigious venues, work as songwriters, are professional performers and writers for labels, run whole music schools and teach music.
You will have the opportunity to take part in fantastic work based learning projects and workshops in performing, songwriting, technology, production, teaching, writing music and to build your technical skills in music theory, score preparation and aural perception.
This programme has been designed around developing a broad range of skills and knowledge that will prepare you to be entrepreneurial and desirable within the industry. The units encourage creative exploration as well as prepare you for work in both the freelance and employed areas of the industry.
Assessment for all units is based on coursework, and you’ll get plenty of opportunity to practice the skills you learn. The course features digital studio provision and you’ll have access to individual music technology workstations, and rehearsal facilities.
Assessment is used to monitor progress, measure attainment, maintain standards, and determine progression and award grades to student performance. Assessment is student-centred serving to motivate, promote learning and enable you to gauge your progress. Assessment methods include: assignments, group presentations, case studies, portfolios of practice evidence and on-screen tasks/testing.
You'll be given constructive feedback throughout your programme meaning when it comes to assessment, you will be fully prepared.
Please note: Whilst every effort is made to run all advertised programmes, this programme will run subject to suitable student numbers.