Higher National Diploma in Creative Music Technology – Level 5

The HND in Creative Music Technology is a highly practical course that covers all aspects of music production and technology, including music production, sequencing, composition, music industry, studio recording, mixing and mastering, sound design and sampling techniques.

The course offers you the opportunity to learn about the technical side of the music industry. You will focus on all aspects of music composition and audio production while working on creative projects, which will help you gain the required skills for your chosen career path.

We have the knowledge, studios, equipment and expertise of highly experienced lecturers in the delivery of this innovative course.

  • What will be studied

    The following modules will be studied (subject to change):


    Year 1 Modules

    • Creative Software Techniques
    • Creative Synthesis Techniques
    • Compositional Techniques
    • Recording Technology
    • The Music Industry
    • Marketing and Promotion for Musicians
    • Professional Development

    Applied Sound Principles

    Year 2 Modules

    • Advanced Music Production
    • Advanced Sound Engineering
    • Advanced Synthesis and Processing
    • Advanced Composing using Technology
    • Mixing and Mastering
    • Creative Research Project
    • Composing to a Brief
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points.
    • Mature applicants (21 years and above) with suitable background and experience may be accepted without formal qualifications.
    • Subject to interview.
  • Where does this course lead to?

    Many of our students progress on to our new Level 6 BA (Hons) Creative Industries Top-Up degree.

    Alongside this, many alumni go on to work in their chosen sector of the Creative Industries.

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Music (Production Pathway)

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme is delivered solely at Kidderminster College across 3 days.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You must complete all Units over the 2-year programme in order to achieve the full HND qualification.

    Module assessment is carried out in a variety of ways, including practical assessment, written essays and presentations.

  • How to get a place?

    Apply online at KCHE Apply

  • Other Information:

    It is possible to complete the first year to achieve a Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC).

  • Exam Board:

    Completion of this course can lead to a career in the following:

    • Music Composer
    • Music Producer
    • Sound Designer
    • Studio Engineer
    • DJ
    • Record Label Owner
    • A&R


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : July 2023 Fee : £8,150.00 per year
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