Qualification: Level 3 Diploma
Level: Level 3
Start Date: 04 September 2017
This highly practical course aims to develop your music performance and production skills, enabling you to develop a successful career in music. You will be based in our brand new Music and Media Centre using the latest digital equipment.
As a performer you will use the latest digital equipment to practice and perform many styles of contemporary music. You will learn about performance techniques and stage craft, performing in ensembles and as a soloist, and song writing. You will perform at events in and out of the college including our Creative Arts festival and Oxjam.
As a Music producer/sound engineer you will use the latest music software packages such as Logic X Pro, Protools and Reason. You will learn sequencing, mixing, mastering, sound recording, music composition and how to set up and sound engineer a live music event. You will produce a portfolio including an album, film scores, sound design for film and take part in live performance with a technical or performance role.
A HND or a university degree in music performance, music production, sound engineering, music management or live events management. You can also seek employment in the music industry as a session musician or music producer and assistant engineer or work at a record label.
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
"I would definitely recommend this course if you're someone who likes the practical aspects of filming and making productions. When I started the course I was anxious and thought, can I do this? but once I started, I began learning and acquiring new skills and knowledge."
Jim Jenkins specialises in production at West Thames College, after working many years in the media industry. Jim worked on hundreds of live shows and corporate films, contributing his varied skills in video, staging, lighting, sound and projection.