This course is all about sound engineering and recording arts. If you want the opportunity to get into the studio, get hands-on and lay the foundations of your career in the music industry, then this degree course will be right up your street. The course is aimed primarily at students who see themselves as recording studio based producers/engineers rather than electronic producers, and covers a wide range of advanced engineering and music production techniques, as well as developing your technical knowledge of recording equipment. Whether you want to set up your own studio or into one of the many roles within the audio production industry this degree will give you the training needed.
The FdA Audio & Music Production is validated by the University of Plymouth and is delivered by dBs Music in partnership with City College Plymouth.
This two-year foundation degree can be ‘topped up’ to a full honours degree, and many learners will progress onto the final year of our BA (Hons) Music Production.
‘Hand’s on’ is our middle name! Whilst students do need a foundation of theory to support their vocational practice, we believe that students should spend most of their time honing their music production craft, getting practical experience on the very best industry standard gear. Our Plymouth centre is home to a plethora of analogue and digital recording equipment all of which student of this course have access to including our Commercial Studio.
Building a Portfolio
The modules are a mixture of creative practical workshops, technical experiments, recording technique demonstrations and personal research; the overall aim is to provide you with an impressive portfolio of projects that you can use to demonstrate your skills as a studio engineer, mastering engineer and/or producer.
Pro Tools Certification
Avid Certified Training in Pro Tools is embedded into the course giving you chance to study 101, 110 and 201 level and gaining a listing on the Avid website as a Certified Pro Tools User.
This course is for the incredibly focused and ambitious student who wants to enter the industry at the highest level.
The minimum entry requirement for applicants with A levels/AS levels/ BTEC is 180 UCAS points plus a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English. Other similar qualifications may be considered on an individual basis.