The course begins with an introduction to using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). You will use Logic Pro X to develop your sequencing skills before completing an externally assessed unit where you will be asked to create a short piece of music based on stems which are provided. In addition to this unit, you will learn to operate a digital 32-channel sound desk and set up holdback monitor mixes for a live sound event. As part of this, you learn about a range of microphones and microphone techniques as well as how to use DI effectively. You will also produce a multi-track recording and work as part of a production team to create an EP. In total, 5 units will be completed across the two years consisting of Live Sound; DAW Production; Music Recording Techniques;Working and Developing as a Production Team; Remixing and Re-working. By the end of the course, you will have a range of skills which will enable you to successfully access a range of music production degree courses if you wished to do so.
|Qualification name||BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sound Engineering|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||1st September 2022|
The standard entry requirement for the Hitchin Consortium is five Grade 9-4 GCSE's or equivalent, including English & Maths at Grade 4 or above. Subject specific additional entry requirements are an overall APS score of at least 3.5 and Merit or above in Music Production or Technology at Level 2.