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Art and Design
The course is designed to develop students’ own personal responses to their experience, environment and culture in both practical and theoretical activities. Previous experience of working in art and design are desirable but not necessary.
The creative world is huge and all disciplines can be developed in an area of your choice such as: Fashion Design, Surface Pattern Designer, Stylists, Visual Merchandiser, Retail/Marketing, Interiors, Graphic Design, Illustrator, Advertising, Ceramic Design, Costume Design, Set Design, Theatrical Makeup, Animation, Photography, Architecture and Product Design.
This course is for students who have a keen interest in creating and performing different styles of music. It is useful to have taken Music at GCSE level, but this is not essential as long as the prospective student can perform at approximately grade 5 standard. Music provides students with a variety of skills, as well as adding breadth to other subject combinations and may be studied in further education.
Today music is a major industry with a wide range of opportunities, employing an estimated 130,000 full-time in the UK alone. Students may want to study music for the love of it, or to pursue a career as a singer, instrumentalist, or composer, but the possibilities don't stop there. Whatever the level of skills a student has achieved, there are career paths open, whether they decide to leave school at sixteen or go on to university. Whatever their interest, there are jobs in teaching or music therapy, production, promotion, management, as well as performance.
Music technology is a lot more than just recording bands; it has embedded itself in the way we consume media. From composers using Music Technology software to create film scores, to adding sound effects to TV shows, and mixing live events.
This course aims to arm you with the tools you will need to succeed in this industry, or give you an excellent start if you wish to study the subject further.