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Music for the Creative Industries FdA

Bradford College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The principal aims of the programme are to:- provide students with a professional foundation for a range of artistic and technical careers in the music industry and other related fields.- develop you as a competent musician and music technologist who is equipped with the necessary skills to create, perform and produce music to a professional standard. - develop the skills you require to work independently and autonomously through work based learning and vocationally focused assessment.- ensure that you are able to participate in both Music and Higher Education, regardless of your background.- enable you to engage in a stimulating and up-to-date curriculum that reflects industry practice, encompasses new developments and acknowledge trends. - enhance your employability within the creative industries by promoting a collaborative approach to teaching and learning across different disciplines. - enable you to pursue further study at Level 6. - offer a practical course of study in music where theory and practice are fused and in which both conceptual awareness and practical, creative skills are developed and applied in work related contexts. - provide you with skills in research, analysis, problem solving and critical reflection and the visual, written and verbal communication skills required of a graduate entrant to the music industry. Distinctive features of the programme• The programme is delivered by experienced practicing music professionals and academics, all of whom have a wide range of skills and relevant industry experience.• The programme encompasses a broad range of learning and teaching opportunities in Music, including conceptual, technical and commercial areas.• The programme allows you to build on your previous learning and experience, giving you the opportunity to produce work of a professional standard within your music specialism. • The department has significant partnerships with local venues and music service providers to ensure that professional experience is embedded within your programme.• The programme provides the opportunity to work collaboratively across different disciplines, creating a professional and vocational experience at every opportunity. • The department is fully equipped with industry standard equipment and facilities. The software packages available include Logic and Sibelius, and the IT equipment is all Apple Mac based, as is the norm in the music industry. • There is live sound and production equipment available, including a state-of-the-art control room and live room. The PA equipment is of professional standard, with RCF speakers, Allan & Heath and Behringer digital mixing desks and industry standard microphones.• The programme offers a range of opportunities to enhance your learning which may include overseas trips, visiting guest lecturers, live performance opportunities and professional commissions. • The department offers you a high level of pastoral and academic support with accessible and helpful tutors. • The College is committed to working in partnership with students – recognising the importance of the student voice and providing regular and timely informal and formal feedback to all students to support their learning experience and development as a practitioner.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 80

• A BTEC or UAL Level 3 qualification in Music• A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. Thisprofile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (9-4) (or equivalent)• Other related Level 3 qualifications• An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved institution or provider• An international equivalent of the above.• Related work experience


University information

Bradford College

  • Campus address

    Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1AY, England

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