Skip to main content

Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA) Level 5 (part-time)

Music Technology Bedford College Students

Overview

Music Technology UoB Foundation Degree Level 5 (part-time)

The Foundation Degree in Music Technology is designed to prepare you for employment in the music industry. It is a vocational course consisting of practical-based units of study, all of which relate directly to real industry practice. As well as the main qualification, you will also have an opportunity to gain globally-recognised certification in industry-standard music production software, and you will learn in an environment that encourages a focus on industry-related skills.

Applications for this course are now closed.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 26/09/2022
Type: HE
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:30am - 4:30pm
Length: 30 weeks
Fees: £3,083.00
Apply online Fee notes: The fee indicated above is the fee for each year of the course.
Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Course Information

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR
  • 32-48 UCAS points from Music Technology BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g 90 Credit Diploma, A-Level

We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview and a demonstration of vocational experience if you do not meet the criteria stated.

Entry is subject to a successful interview, either face to face or via Skype/telephone. Practical examples will need to be sent before the interview and this should be arranged with the interviewer. You will be required to produce a portfolio of work showing a broad range of experience in music technology (recording, sequencing, performing).

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

Year 1/2 (Level 4)

  • Recording and Mixing
  • Context and Listening
  • Music Software
  • Business of Music Technology

Year 3/4 (Level 5)

  • 21st Century Production Techniques
  • Business of Music Production
  • Major Project
  • Music and Media

You will also be commissioned directly by our industry partners as part of the assignments you will undertake.

Assessment methods

Assessment will take the form of assessed practical work, written evaluations or presentations. Teaching methods include practical workshops, lectures, tutorials, seminars and group/individual support.

Further study and career options

You can progress on to a third year top-up course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA Music Technology degree. This course will also give you the skills you need to start a career in the music industry; for example in creative music production, recording, entertainment and new media.

Additional information

There will be an additional cost for travel to events/trips. You will be informed of costs prior to the events/trips. You will also require a set of over-ear headphones and portable flash storage.

You will need to study a minimum of three hours per week, Mon-Fri. The days and times will depend upon the units you study. Additional study will be required outside College, and we also provide access to facilities outside normal timetable hours.

On this course, you will also be able to establish links with Media Junction which is run by the University of Bedfordshire and aims to enhance the student experience by creating opportunities for students to network with each other, across degree pathways in order to make films and create media content. The initiative is designed to allow students to better understand how freelance work and networking is a staple of the creative industries.

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.

Find out more

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.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.

Accessibility

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

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.