This Creative Music Production and Business course from Community Music is aimed at music producers and musicians who want to develop professional production and musicianship skills, and then go on to learn the business skills needed to create a sustainable independent career within the music industry.
The course has been designed in response to the ever-increasing demand for high quality practical and vocational training at a Higher Educational Level, by those wishing to develop their skills and experience in the music industry, both as a creative music maker and as a business entrepreneur. With excellent links to the music industry, it is a programme designed firstly to develop students’ creative and technological skills and ability, and then to focus on how students can channel these skills into their career and business development.
This course is a collaboration between Community Music and the University of Westminster. Community Music has a long-standing tradition of training and artist development using up-to-date industry standard equipment and facilities. The University of Westminster has a thriving music department and music degree with state-of-the-art recording studios and extensive library and IT facilities.
Students are in class for approximately 2.5 days per week, but need to set aside roughly the same amount of time again to complete weekly tasks and assignments, and practice what was learnt in class.
During the 1st year of the course, students develop skills and ability in creative music production, studio techniques, recording and programming, musicianship and creative composition, and develop an understanding of the music industry and the social and cultural environment in which it operates. During the 2nd year, students turn their attention more firmly toward the music industry, focusing on business planning and development, finance skills and the music industry as a whole, whilst continuing to develop their music production skills. Students will be introduced to the professional contexts of the music industry and particularly the imperatives of the independent small-scale business entrepreneur.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
All course fees can be covered by a full loan from the government and most students are eligible for support. These are not repayable until you have completed the course and are earning more than £21,000 per year. You may also be eligible to receive a maintenance loan, depending on your personal circumstances, which you can use towards your living costs.
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