Shena Simon

Qualification type: BTEC Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16036 Course Code: CR6976-03
Academic year: 15/16

Music Technology (DJ/Performance/Acoustics Pathways available)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16036
Course instance ID: 
543053547257
Course code: 
CR6976-03
Learning AIM code: 
50077168
Qualification type: 
BTEC Extended Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This work-related qualification is ideal for those who are interested in the technical and creative side of music. It provides the knowledge, skills and experience needed to become a professional in the music, media and entertainment industry or to progress onto a higher education course. The course is delivered by practical and theory sessions in purpose built recording studios, computer music suites, venues and classrooms.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course includes the study of the following:
- Recording studio equipment eg mixing desks, microphones and effects units
- Live sound and PA system engineering techniques
- Industry standard music creation software eg Logic Pro
- How the music industry works, including different job roles and royalty payments
- Record production projects in the studio
- Composing music and creating music videos
- Keyboard and listening skills
- Plus options for DJ skills, acoustics or performance

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths and English, or a BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) with a Merit grade. An aptitude for technology will also be an advantage.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through a combination of written and practical assignments, of which some will involve working in small groups. You will receive ongoing feedback from your personal tutor on your progress.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses, such as HNDs, foundation degrees and degrees in music technology and sound recording. Previous students have gone on to the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (LIPA), Salford University and Bretton Hall. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

There are many opportunities to work in the music business as a studio engineer, producer, artist, live sound engineer, DJ, media/TV composer. Specialist careers advice will be available from your personal tutor or our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Tue, 01/09/2015

Course length

45 Week(s)
Qualification type: GCE AS Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 6807 Course Code: CR8469-05
Awarding body: Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)
Academic year: 15/16

Biology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6807
Course instance ID: 
558162555763
Course code: 
CR8469-05
Learning AIM code: 
50027761
Awarding body: 
Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)
Qualification type: 
GCE AS Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Automotive and Engineering
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Biology course about?

This course will further develop many of the typical topics you studied at school, and introduces some of the exciting areas of biology in the modern world, for example, the influence that genes have on development, environmental issues and aspects of human health. In addition to gaining some understanding of the dynamic and exciting nature of biology today, you will develop an awareness of the ethical, technological and economic aspects of the subject. Biology is a practical science subject so you should expect to undertake some experimentation.

The course includes the study of:
-Basic biochemistry and organisation
-Biodiversity and physiology of body systems
-AS practical assessment

Through an assessed practical and external exams at the end of the year.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course, in combination with other AS or A levels, can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Five GCSE A*- C, and at least a B grade in Chemistry, or BB grades in dual award science.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Biology course?

On succesful completion of this course you will be awarded an AS level in Biology.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

From/to dates

Tue, 15/09/2015

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

30

Hours per week

3

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16647 Course Code: CR2784-01
Academic year: 15/16

Creative Media Production

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16647
Course instance ID: 
568001544597
Course code: 
CR2784-01
Learning AIM code: 
50078781
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This is an exciting course, which offers the opportunity to expand skills and knowledge around the Creative Media Sector. The course is designed to provide you with an understanding of several paths within the media and offer you the chance to experience different areas. On completion of the course you will have knowledge and skills across various areas of the industry, depending on what campus you are based at. This includes Filmmaking, 3D Modelling, Radio Production, Digital Graphics, Photography and many more. You will also develop skills across a range of software packages used in the media sector.

What are the areas covered by this course?

You could study a variety of units depending on which specialism you are interested in. Each site had multiple specialisms outlined below;

Openshaw Campus - Digital graphics and Game Development
Shena Simon Campus - TV, Film, Journalism & Mixed media
North Manchester Sixth Form - TV, Film, Radio & Mixed media
Wythenshawe Campus - TV, Film & Game Development

Some of the units you can expect include;

Digital graphics design and Production
Independent Filmmaking
TV and Video Editing
Journalism & writing Copy
Concept art for games
Research and communication skills
Radio production and producing
Web authoring
3D modelling
Film Studies
Preproduction techniques
Critical approaches to the media industry
Web animation

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSE at grade A-C, including English or a BTEC Level 2 (or equivalent) at Merit level with maths and English. Internal progression will rely on a strong reference from your previous course tutor and a good attendance record.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including practical assessments, written assessments, research projects and presentation work.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of this course can lead you to a wide range of higher education courses, foundation degrees and BA Degrees. You may also be able to entre employment directly or join an Apprenticeship scheme.

What are the career opportunities?

Depending on the stream you chose, you can access a range of careers including; Journalism Games development Filmmaking Radio presenting & producing Graphic design Photography Web Design

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16648 Course Code: CR2765-04
Academic year: 15/16

Creative Media Production

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16648
Course instance ID: 
568003547817
Course code: 
CR2765-04
Learning AIM code: 
5007930X
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This is an exciting course, which offers the opportunity to expand skills and knowledge within the Creative Media Sector. The course is designed to provide you with an understanding of multiple areas within the Creative Media sector. On completion of the course you will have sound knowledge and skills of the Adobe Creative Suite as well as industry standard software. You will also have a good understanding of the design and production skills demanded by an ever-growing industry and have the chance to work with real employers in the industry

What are the areas covered by this course?

You could study a variety of units depending on which site you are based at. This could include:

Photography
Animation
Video Production
Radio Production
Planning and Pitching
Researching
Marketing and Audiences

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Four GCSE at grade D or above including English or a BTEC Level 1 with maths and English at D grade or equivalent. Note, progression from level 1 courses will require a good reference from the course tutor and a good attendance record.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including practical assessments, written assignments, research projects and presentations.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of this course you can lead directly to the Level 3 Creative Media Production where you can expand your knowledge and skills within the area. You could also apply for a role in industry through our strong apprenticeship links.

What are the career opportunities?

Depending on the path you chose, you can access a range of careers including; Games development Filmmaking Radio presenting & producing Graphic design Photography Web Design

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Tue, 01/09/2015

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16623 Course Code: CR24606-01
Academic year: 15/16

Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (Performance Pathway)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16623
Course instance ID: 
562473558965
Course code: 
CR24606-01
Learning AIM code: 
50106545
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This is a practical course and you will develop your skills in sequencing, live sound, studio and DJ technology. You will also develop an understanding of the structure of the music industry and the history and development of popular music.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course covers:
Music Performance
Instrumental Study
Music Style Development
Composing music

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

You will need four GCSE's at grade D or above which should include a grade C in English or Maths

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through a mixture of practical and written assignments.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (Performance Pathway)

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

You can progress on to the BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) in Music or Music Technology

What are the career opportunities?

You could work as a performer, session musician, music teacher, music venues or in retail.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Tue, 01/09/2015

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Award Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 16644 Course Code: CR3574-03
Academic year: 15/16

Music Technology (DJ Pathway)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16644
Course instance ID: 
568057546583
Course code: 
CR3574-03
Learning AIM code: 
50111334
Qualification type: 
Award
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

The course aims to give an introduction of professional music production standard hardware and software systems. On completion of the course the learner will have gained knowledge within the recording studio environment and music sequencing systems.

What are the areas covered by this course?

- Studio recording
- Using microphones
- Multi-track mixing
- Computer music production
- Sound Effects in music production

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

There are no formal qualifications needed for entry on this course, though a keen interest in music and its production is essential. One GCSE at grade D is desirable.

How is the course assessed?

The assessments are largely practical on this level; and involve learning to record an artist, mixing a recorded multi-track or creating a computer-based piece of music.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Music Technology

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

We offer Level 2 Music Technology and Performance, accessible by completing the Level 1 award.

What are the career opportunities?

Career opportunities vary within the music industry, including work as a studio recording engineer, live sound engineer, performer, artist manager, promoter, event?s organiser, publisher, administrator and much more.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Tue, 01/09/2015

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16624 Course Code: CR24606-02
Academic year: 15/16

Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (DJ Technology Pathway)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16624
Course instance ID: 
566765566761
Course code: 
CR24606-02
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This is a practical course and you will develop your skills in sequencing, live sound, studio and DJ technology. You will also develop an understanding of the structure of the music industry and the history and development of popular music.

What are the areas covered by this course?

The course covers:
Digital recording and production
Using a digital audio workstation
Music sequencing and production
Composing music
Sound reinforcement (live sound)
Organising a music event

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

You will need four GCSE's at grade D or above which should include a grade C in English or Maths.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through a mixture of practical and written assignments.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (Technology Pathway)

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

You can progress on to the BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) in Music or Music Technology

What are the career opportunities?

You could work in venue management, live sound, backline technical management, roadie or in retail.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

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