Got a passion for digital music production? Want to learn from professional composers, producers and musicians? Solent University’s digital music top-up programme is perfectly suited to students who are looking to upgrade their existing qualifications (at HND level or equivalent) into a full honours degree.
During this one year course you’ll use the University’s extensive selection of high-end equipment to work on practical projects, learn sought after skills and find out how digital technologies contribute to music, film, TV and game production.
Students on this year-long programme are supported by experienced industry practitioners as they create a professional portfolio, learn to use high-end production equipment and immerse themselves in the business of digital music production.
Designed in collaboration with active industry experts, Solent’s extensive digital music curriculum looks at the many different applications of digital audio production, exploring how television, films, games and other forms of multimedia are dependent on quality digital audio production.
Learners will improve their skills through regular use of industry-standard hardware. Available equipment includes:
- five recording studios and four mix workstations, all equipped with Pro|Tools HD and NI Komplete,
- three ICON DCommand work surfaces,
- an analog studio with Audient ASP8024,
- outboards by Neve, Lexicon and Universal Audio,
- microphones by Neumann, AKG, Coles, Rode,
- plug-ins by Waves, McDSP, Sonnox,
- Yamaha M7 and LS9 digital live mixers,
- and a Music Technology Lab with 25 Apple Macs, Pro Tools, Logic and Sibelius.
Students are able to tailor this course to their own interests through optional projects. These units can help to inform future careers and ensure that technical skills are underpinned by a solid understanding of the wider music industry.
What does this course lead to?
Course graduates have gone on to roles including trainee assistant sound editor, composer/electronic music producer and mastering engineer, and have worked at award-winning documentary film company Film@59 in Bristol, and on post-production sound for films such as Attack the Block.
Who is this course for?
This digital music top-up is for students who have already studied a related topic at HND level or equivalent. This one year top-up allows students to convert this existing qualification into a full undergraduate degree.