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Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Music (Performance & Technology)

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
L4 HNC in Music14/09/202226/05/2023Bishopsfield Road (Fareham College)£5,000.00Available for applications

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Learning Programmes at Level 3 and Below

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Higher Education

Course Area

1 year.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements are (students under 21 years old) Level 3 Diploma or A Levels in relevant subjects and an audition and interview. If you do not have the UCAS point requirements, but have appropriate experience, specific knowledge or industry-based qualifications, then your application is welcomed.


Course Information

The Higher National Certificate in Music takes a unique and pioneering approach to training. Understanding that many of our musicians intend to make a career in the arts, entertainment and education industries, the HNC in Music can be combined with a teaching qualification that will further enhance musical skill and help young musicians to understand the theory behind effective music teaching, while building their ability to plan and deliver teaching activities. Students will be expected to work independently to professional standards in state-of-the-art rehearsal and digital recording studios.

This programme aims to:

·         Provide knowledge of the fundamental aspects of music, music technology and instrumental teaching

·         Enable the development of practical skills in music performance and technology

·         Focus on the knowledge, skills and understanding required to support learning in a range of vocational settings

·         Develop the professional skills needed to meet real-life musical situations

·         Develop employability, through the personal, critical and transferable skills that work effectively across a variety of music industry settings

·         Provide an opportunity to create a professional portfolio of both performance and recorded work.

Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment. You will need to bring your own instruments, plectrums, sticks and tuners. PA and drum kits are provided.

Completion of this course will enable progression onto a number of different Higher Education courses, such as a Higher National Diploma or BA (Hons) courses at university.