A variety of learning and teaching methods will be employed in the delivery of the programme. The nature of this course requires there to be a slant towards specialist one-to-one teaching and supervision, especially where dissertation or extended personal project work is involved; this facilitates personal development and self-directed learning. Creative elements will be taught through small group practical instruction in our specialist facilities and then developed through group performance or technical activities and workshops. Cultural theory will be taught through lecture, discussion and seminar to encourage discussion and extend understanding. Your learning will be enhanced by our online virtual learning environment, to support you both in class and at home. Master classes, visits and workshops by visiting industry professionals will underpin the advanced skills and knowledge gained in other sessions.
Units studied will include:, Dissertation, Creative Project, Cultural Theory, Experimental Sound, Collaborative Project and Advanced Technical Practice
Students will normally be expected to hold at least one of the following (or equivalent) UK or international qualifications of the value of 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5:• BTEC Higher National Diploma,
• fDA (Foundation Degree) ,
These qualifications should be in a subject related to Music or Music Production but may encompass for example Media / Broadcast / Musical Theatre where appropriate.
Morley College will use a number of methods to assess an applicant’s suitability for their course of choice as laid out in the HE admissions policy document. Primarily applicants are selected on the basis of:• Commitment to and understanding of the subject area,
• Quality of portfolio evidence / performance,
• Extra-curricular activities, including work experience, voluntary work and college productions,
• Relevance of the course in relation to the candidate’s stated interests and career aspirations,
• The referee’s assessment of the candidate’s potential
Applications are welcomed from those who may not possess formal entry qualifications, mature students, those with work experience or with qualifications other than those listed above. Such applicants should demonstrate sufficient aptitude and potential to complete the course successfully.
Applicants may be invited into the college to discuss their work and experience in more detail. This may include checking evidence of prior learning through portfolio review, audition and personal interview.
Where an applicant’s first language is not English, proof of competence in English will be required. For undergraduate programmes, this will normally take the form of an approved English language test at B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference.
The College has excellent specialist resources to support the delivery of the programme, including professional standard recording and radio studios, a mac lab equipped with the latest software and some fantastic performance and rehearsal spaces. You will also have access to computers, scanners and printers in the College’s learning centre.
You will be assessed through graded projects and coursework throughout the year. This will include collaborative or interdisciplinary group work, performance or production portfolio development, case study projects, creative composition or performance, written assignments and reflective journals.
You will need access to a laptop or PC with appropriate software and your own instrument/s (where relevant) to facilitate development of your own practical and technical work. Textbooks and other learning materials will be required for the course but will be provided in the learning centre where possible. You will need sufficient time to prepare for your coursework and develop your practice on top of course teaching hours. Please refer to the student handbook for further information.
This course will help you launch your career in the modern music industry and related disciplines. Alternatively you could continue your academic studies on a Master’s programme or other postgraduate qualification (e.g. PGCE).