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Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

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Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA) (Full time)

This course will nurture and develop core skills in music technology and academia with a focus upon freelance employment in the music industry and higher level critical thinking. Units will explore software skills, composition, recording, mixing, production and business, culminating in a major project in the second year.

A vocational and practical approach to higher education encouraging learners to interact and engage with clients to develop their career in music. Learners will have access to industry standard recording studios and engage in smaller group sizes taught in more traditional classroom environments allowing for greater interaction with staff and peers.

Course information

Entry requirements

You will need:

A level 3 or equivalent qualification in music, music technology or related discipline. Suitable vocational experience will also be considered and we welcome applications from mature learners. Candidates will also require a successful interview where they will be required to demonstrate evidence of practical skills within music technology.

A level 2 or equivalent qualification in English. Candidates will be considered if they can provide suitable evidence they are working at that level.

Course content

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • MED021-1 Recording and Mixing
  • MED022-1 Context and Listening
  • MED023-1 Music Software
  • MED024-1 Business of Music Technology

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • MED031-2 21st Century Production Techniques
  • MED032-2 Business of Music Production
  • MED033-2 Major Project
  • MED069-2 Music and Media

FdA  Music Technology

Trips and extra-curricular activities

Trips are arranged throughout the year and a range of guest speakers/lecturers are invited in. There is a large emphasis on client engagement for learners to engage in real world work experience meaningful to their chosen career path.

Assessment methods

Assignment based – practical, presentation and academic.

Further study and career options

Course progression:

Level 6 BA Hons Music Technology Top Up at Bedford College or Level 6 at another University

Career progression:

Music Producing, Audio/Sound/Recording Engineering, Artist, Composer, Songwriter, Session Musician, Sound Designer, Foley Artist, Manager, Publisher, Label Owner, Marketing, Promotion, Publishing, Events, Teaching

Additional information/requirements
  • A set of over-ear headphones and portable flash storage.
  • Trips are paid for on an ad hoc basis.
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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 19/09/2023
Type: HE
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: £6,165.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.