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This foundation degree in Audio and Music Technology is an industry focused course; you'll have access to a range of specialist facilities on site, including Confetti's professional recording facility, Electric Mayhem. The course covers a variety of disciplines and offers a wide range of industry and work-related opportunities for you to access, helping you to build a varied and distinctive portfolio of work.
This course is taught at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham. It is delivered in partnership and fully validated by the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University.
This course will give you the professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills you will need to work successfully within the international audio and music industry whilst offering a broad range of work based learning opportunities.
How you're taught
How you learn
Teaching and learning experiences will include:
Depending on the module, you may be assessed through:
To progress through the course you must achieve 120 credit points each year. Your final degree mark will be based on your final year work.
In your final year you will exhibit your work as part of Confetti's Degree Show. This event includes all final year students across Confetti's courses and is a great platform for you to showcase your work to key influencers across the creative industries.
A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:
Careers and employability
Upon successful completion of this course you will have the option to join our BSc (Hons) Audio and Music Technology or BA (Hons) Art & Design Media Practice course - both one year top-up courses designed specifically for foundation degree graduates. With just another year's study you can gain a BA or BSc degree.
Employability is a key focus of this course, with modules including initiatives, such as live projects and the opportunity to exhibit your work, to help enhance your future career.
This course will prepare you to work in creative industries in specialist technical roles, in areas such as:
Connecting with industry
Industry professionals will visit the course to guest lecture and share their experiences. Live projects will help you to gain real experience of the industry, make contacts and build your portfolio and CV.
You will also take part in Confetti's Industry Week where you'll be meet a range of professionals within your field of interest as well as other areas of the Creative Industries.
Work placement and internship opportunities
You will be actively encouraged and supported to undertake informal work experience and professional practice in addition to your studies.
Teaching staff, including part-time lecturers who are professionally active, will help and support students in directing them towards work placement and professional practice opportunities.
This course is taught at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in their dedicated HE Centre and studio facilities.
Facilities and equipment include:
Electric Mayhem is Confetti's commercial recording facility, also used by Confetti Education. EM is home to our legendary Neve VR60 mixing console, a Studer A827 24 Track Tape Machine, EMT 140 plate reverb, Pro Tools HD and a range of high-end microphones.
Notes about fees for this course
The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.
The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.
The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Contact Nottingham Trent University to find course entry requirements.
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