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With the skills you learn on this course, you will have an excellent foundation to allow you to take up any role in the music industry (further specific training may be required). The music business is a vast, vibrant and varied industry, employing huge numbers of people and generating billions every year globally.


These are several pathways available including music technology, performance, business and composition. We will help you decide which is best for you and guide you on your journey. Through studying the various modules you will develop the  skills required for your desired career.


Why Choose This?

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress onto higher education programmes at other institutions or employment. Past students have gone onto study: Biomedical science, pharmacy, radiography, radiotherapy, nursing, podiatry, biological sciences, audiology, optometry*,forensic science, marine biology, human biology, psychology, criminology, computer science, chemical engineering.


Areas of Study & Assessment

Over the two years students will complete 13 units of study, two of which are externally assessed and examined. Other units are internally assessed and moderated externally.


Unit 391: Composing Collaboration and Recorded Music Performance

Unit 387: Rehearsal Skills and Live Music Performance

Unit 349: Planning for a Career in Music

Unit 316: Understanding Musical Styles

Unit 353: Music Events  Management

Unit 322: Musical Instrument development

Unit 304: Composing Music  (Styles)

Unit 375: Radio Podcast  Productions

Unit 307: Composing for film and Documentary

Unit 321: Evolution of the Record Industry

Unit 376: Music Video Production

Unit 310: Composing Lyrics

Unit 308: Composing for Interactive Media


What Our Students Say

Studying music at Lordswood helped me in many ways. Not only did it give me the vital skills to enable me to carry on studying music at university, but it also gave me confidence in my ability. The teachers are always incredibly supportive, and friendly which makes lessons really fun! I found that the interests of each student were nurtured, and we were encouraged to explore whatever avenues interested us. Learning music at Lordswood is not only fun, but it’s done in an inclusive and supportive environment. This really aids improvement and development at all levels.


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