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This course is an introduction to many different skills for those who want to explore their interest and gain experience in one or more of the following subjects: Music, Media, Performing and Production Arts. The course is designed as a pathway towards higher level study in any one of these areas, and can be a first step towards a career in the creative industries, a growing sector that is worth £10 million an hour in the UK.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of Level 1 you can progress on to a Level 2 course. This can be in Media, Music, Performing or Production Arts, or another subject area.

What will I be doing?

  • Learn to produce music in a professional recording studio
  • Produce videos using industry-standard camera equipment
  • Learn to edit video footage using professional software on Apple mac computers
  • Learn about stage performance and presentation techniques
  • Project-based learning that combines all of the above skills into single assignments
  • Develop your teamwork and communication skills

Added Extras

There will be trips to see live performances. You will have the ability to book facilities outside of lesson time.

How will I be assessed?

Producing coursework assignments, both as a part of groups and individually

Entry requirements?

You will have an interest in one or more of the creative subjects: media, music and/or performing arts. This could include an interest in any of the following: film-making, video recording, video editing, music performance, music production, acting, dance, technical sound and lighting.

This course is potentially a stepping stone on to further study of a specific subject at Level 2 and beyond.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to purchase a kit, the cost of which will be £90. This will include headphones, a USB storage device and trip fees.

Fee Information

Free to those under 19 on 31 August 2019. If you are 19 or over on 31 August 2019 have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are a fee-paying new entrant you will pay approximately £1500 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approximately £3000 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2018/19 and could be subject to change for 2019/20). Fee-paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approximately £3000 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2018/19 and could be subject to change for 2019/20). If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. You may also be required to pay an administration fee exam fees kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

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