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Newcastle under Lyme College Offers Foundation Degree in Music Technology

Newcastle under Lyme College

People with an interest in music are being encouraged to apply for a new part-time Foundation degree (FdSc) in Music Technology at Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC).

The brand new degree-level course, which will start in January, has been developed in partnership with Staffordshire University.

The Foundation degree will be taught at the College’s state-of-the-art Knutton Lane campus, which offers industry-leading music technology facilities, including a professional recording studio, a dedicated suite of Apple Mac computers and a plethora of performance technology.

Simone Bratt, Curriculum Leader for Music Technology at the College, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for adults in the local area who have an interest in music to develop the skills they need for a career in the music industry.”

The course will offer adults the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, from studio production to sound design for film and studio acoustics.

She added: “I’d urge anyone who is interested in the course to apply online or to come along to the College’s open event on Thursday 8 December, where I’ll be happy to chat about the course in more detail.”

NULC first introduced courses in Music Technology in September 2009. It currently offers full-time BTEC courses in Music Technology at Level 2 and Level 3, as well as part-time evening courses.

The Foundation degree is aimed at adults aged 19 and over and is taught part-time over a three year period. At the end of the course, successful graduates will have an industry-recognised qualification in Music Technology.

From there, students could choose to continue their studies and top-up to a full honours degree.