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Online LIVE Apprenticeships Q&A

Our Live Apprenticeship Q&A and Information Event on Tuesday 9 February at 7pm is perfect for anyone who is interested in starting an Apprenticeship, parents looking to support their child, or a careers advisor who is looking to update their knowledge on Apprenticeships. Please register by clicking below to fill in the form. 

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Choosing what to study can be challenging. Speak to one of our advisors to find out what your options are.

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This study programme is designed for 16-18 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan).

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

This course is suitable for any 16 to 19 year old who has previously studied a music or media related subject and wants to advance their skills and knowledge. This personalised, highly practical course is ideal for those wanting to gain more knowledge of the creative industries before starting as a full-time student the following September.

 

This 20-week programme, starting each January, will provide you with a strong foundation into the creative industries, encourage you to develop your skills within your chosen discipline, and enable you to work towards your future career aims while remaining in full time education.

Entry requirements

 

We expect applicants to have prior experience in a music or media related subject at either Level 2 or Level 3. Wider creative skills will also be taken in to consideration, if not directly related to music or media.

 

We will invite you in for an interview and will discuss your interests and longer term ambitions. This will also be an opportunity for you to show us some of your work.

 

Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE 9 to 4 in maths and English will need to continue to study these subjects alongside the main course.

Qualifications

The course is a RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) program. This means that while you are not working towards a formal qualification, you will be completing practical projects and assignments, producing a broad portfolio of work, and ensuring you have the skills and experience to progress to a full-time course the following September.

What you'll learn (core modules)

This course will provide you with a range of practical and investigative skills to prepare you for your next steps within the creative industries. Due to the nature of this course there may be a mixture of musicians, film producers, camera operators, writers, composers and live sound engineers for you to work with.

 

Through this course you will be provided with a broad overview of the whole Creative Industries, digging deep to understand specific areas such as collaboration, legal and licensing, finance and of course all the creative skills required. We will then look to put this into practice both through ongoing projects, and in combining all the skills available within the class into one large scale creative production..

 

While this course aims to be as practical as possible, we will also look at how research and self-reflection skills relate to practical knowledge and skills development.

 

This course will run over a maximum of two full days across the week, in a mixture of face to face and online tuition. You may need to attend extra sessions if you have to study Maths or English.

 

Project work may require students to come in outside of their usual timetabled sessions, but this will be discussed during the interview stage.

Benefits, skills and character strengths

You will be provided with the opportunity for a wide range of work experience. This may include completing films for external clients, releasing music or media on Digital Saint TV and the opportunity to release music on Digital Saint Records. We encourage all students to work across different disciplines, and to share their experience and expertise as much as possible.

How will I be assessed?

As part of the course you will be given several opportunities to explore a range of full time level 2 and level 3 courses offered across the School of Music and Media to help you make an informed choice about the right direction for you to take.

Where will the course take me?

As part of the course you will be given several opportunities to explore a range of full time level 2 and level 3 courses offered across the School of Music and Media to help you make an informed choice about the right direction for you to take.

Will I need any materials or equipment?

We will discuss equipment requirements with you during our interview. We do not expect our students to go out and spend vast sums of money on equipment, but as a minimum all students will be expected to have stationary and a hard drive / memory stick.

Days & times

Please contact us for dates and further information


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