MAS Records Artist Development – Performance (Music)

 

 

The MAS Records Artist Development -  Music Performance strand is a highly popular, industry-led course, which offers students the opportunity to develop the essential skillset and sector specific knowledge to work within the music industry. Students study under industry specialist staff, who have many years of experience in writing, performing, recording and releasing music in a wide range of genres and are currently professionally active. Level 2 music requires no formal qualifications.

Working in the music industry requires a wide range of skills and many professional musicians are successful because they are competent in multiple areas of the industry. Our course recognises this and as well as studying performance and technique classes to improve your instrumental or vocal abilities, you will also study music history, the music business and music production.

The course is aimed at Students of all ages and levels of experience that have ability or experience in Music Performance. This course will develop your music performance skills, widening your employability within the music industry.

  • What will be studied

    Over the course of this qualification, you will study:-

    • Sequencing
    • MIDI & audio editing
    • Analogue synthesis
    • Digital synthesis
    • Sampling
    • Compositional techniques
    • EQ and filters
    • Compressors & dynamic processors
    • Multi-Effects
    • Studio recording
    • Studio mixing
    • Audio mastering
    • Music contracts
    • Royalties
    • Publishing and distribution
    • Music history
    • Listening skills
    • Music theory
  • What are the entry requirements?

    To apply for a place on this popular course, you need:

    • To hold at least 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade 4 or above 
    • A passion for music
    • To be self-motivated
    • Have a strong work ethic

    PLEASE NOTE: The above requirements can be assessed if you have no formal qualifications.

    This course is avaliable as both a Level 2 and Level 3 Extended qualification; our tutors will be able to let you know which level will be the right one for you on interview!

  • Where does this course lead to?

    Learners can progress on to our HND course and eventually on to our degree top-up course. Potential courses could include;

    • HND Creative Music Technology
    • BA / BSc / BMus in Music Technology (or related music field)
  • What qualifications will be gained?
    • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (after 1st year) - equivalent of 3 AS levels
    • Level 3 Extended Diploma (after 2nd year) - equivalent of 3 A levels
  • How will this course be delivered?

    The course is run over 4 days for 17 hours a week.

    Classes include studio sessions and practical and workshop-style classes in a Mac suite.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessment is continually throughout the year via practical coursework, presentations, written assignments and class work. There is one externally marked unit.

  • How to get a place?

    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE 

  • Other Information:

    Student finance offers help and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or studentsservices@kidderminster.ac.uk for more information. 

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with lesson tasks, such as, 

    • Pens/Pencils
    • USB Memory stick or external hard drive
    • Notepad.

    Good quality over ear headphones

  • Exam Board:
    RSL
  • WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Learners can progress on to our HND course and eventually on to our degree top-up course. Potential courses could include;

    • HND Creative Music Technology
    • BA / BSc / BMus in Music Technology (or related music field).

Deliveries

Start Date : September 2020 End Date : June 2022 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 2 Years
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