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Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Exam Board
UALab

Overview
In this course, you will learn a range of skills within the disciplines of music and music technology. You will learn about the music industry, how to sequence music using Logic Pro, how to record multi-track instruments, mix and master to various file formats. You will also learn skills in DJ technology and will work on practical musical performance technique. As part of this course, you will be mentored to develop your own area of specialism within music performance and production. The final stage of this course will require you to plan, manage and put on a music show which will include DJ sets and live performance.

Units of Assessment

  • Introduction to music Performance
  • Introduction to music Production
  • Listening skills for music performance and production
  • Exploring music Composition
  • Contextual research for music performance and production
  • Music performance skills and practice
  • Music Production Skills and Practice
  • Music Performance and Production

Alumni profiles:

Ricardo Armando Fernandes (Working in the Industry):
Right now I'm working at my secondary school as a music teaching assistant and have a publishing deal with Virgin\EMI. BSix has taught me a lot specially the teachers that I had in the Music Tech department. They made me see music at a different light and life in general too. Without them I don't think I would be where I want to be personally and professionally. They always pushed the students to do their best and succeed. If I didn't have the teachers that I had God knows what I would be doing now. Learning Music Technology at BSix is definitely an experience I will never forget.

Marita Pavila (Progressed to University)
My name is Marita, I'm 21 and I went to BSix for 3 years where I studied Music Technology. During my tenure at BSix I found that teachers were the most inspiring and supportive people I've ever met and that the music and arts department was really rich with diverse teachers. I went to BSix with aspirations and dreams to gain more knowledge in music. I came from pretty much zero to a lot more understanding of the technology and music itself.

The course, I believe had a good balance between academic and practical assignments and the teachers were very hands on and helpful with both. I began the course slightly lost with what exactly I wanted to become in music industry. Through the assignments and with the support of the teachers I finished the college knowing exactly what I wanted to be. Their right judgment and encouragement helped me and motivated me to look into an area of the industry I had not thought about.
Right now I'm at UNI, a place I thought was too expensive for me to be attending however I am here. Mostly thanks to the teachers Bob and Tobias. It's all for the future and BSix teaches you to look after it! So I am!

Murat Doganer (Progressed to University)
For me, an ideal course would be what Music Tech was like in BSIX, a real mix of practical assignments and theory based work. It's an ideal course, is a balanced course!

I think the most enjoyable part of going to uni was the independence to complete our work however we see fit, of course as long as the work was in line with assignments. I spent a lot of time working on personal projects that counted for both Uni and my personal career ambitions, which greatly improved my professional development.

If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry
Teachers

Bob Chapman

Kishan Pithia - Head of Creative Industries and music technology
Kishan has been involved in music pedagogy for the past 11 years. His specialisms include improvisation, cross-art collaboration and technology. Kishan has worked in many large inner-city London colleges as well as establishing strong community links with arts organisations. Kishan comes from a family of established classical Indian musicians. In 2008, Kishan received recognition from the AoC for his Indian Fusion FE Band called ‘Nashaa’ which provided a platform for young musicians to perform Indian fusion music in prestigious venues such as the Barbican, The Royal festival Hall and the ICC Birmingham.

Tobias Silvester
Tobias Silvester - Lecturer
Tobias has been involved in composing and performing music for the past 15 years. He has worked as a session musician (guitar, bass, and vocals) with a variety of acts and labels both touring and recording. In addition he fronted his own group, writing and releasing music with an independent label. He has worked as live recording engineer and mix engineer for several short TV productions and composed music for film.

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