From playing music ourselves and seeing live acts, to watching TV and films or listening to the radio, music plays a huge part in our lives. Whether you are an artist or simply love music in general this industry has a wide choice of careers for you. From composing to promoting music, and everything in between, our partnership with dBs Music will help you discover where your true passion lies.
If you wish to pursue a career in music then we offer you the choice of four specialist courses, all of which are equivalent to A-levels. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to one of our Level 3 diplomas.
If you fancy yourself as the next great DJ everyone raves about, or want to know about electronic music and how to produce it, then this course is for you. You’ll learn about sequencing, mixing, effects, recording techniques, music and sound for moving images. From day one you’ll get hands-on with samplers, hardware controllers, synthesisers and mixing desks. This is a very practical vocational course and a serious pathway to that dream career.
As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.
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You are interested in electronic music and DJ production. This course from dBs Music offers you many aspects of music technology and music production, but focuses on the skills relevant to you.
Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics.
Through a range of units and assignments, covering skills such as DJ’ing, music and electronic production, remixing, studio recording, and equipment knowledge. You'll also discover how to manage an event, how the business works, and become familiar with working industry standard software.
To work with commercial software packages such as TRAKTOR S4, Logic Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Ableton Live, Native Instruments and Komplete.
Learning in superb facilities with world-class equipment.
You could go on to one of dBs Music's degrees in Bristol or Plymouth.
Employment in the music industry.
Jack Sutton-Bassett DRUMMER KING CREATURE
Jack completed a Music Diploma Level 3 course at St Austell and is now a drummer in rock and roll band King Creature. Since joining the band Jack has toured China, America and Europe and recorded at Abbey Road. “I enrolled on the diploma because I wanted to study a course that would allow me to play music. I had a great time at the College and I met the guitar player who now plays in King Creature. One of the best things about being part of a band is travelling the world and meeting new people.”
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