NC Creative Industries

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The NC Creative Industries is a SCQF Level 6 course. Through practical and vocational study, you will develop skills in the following three Creative pathways:
• Music Performance
• Music Business
• Music Technology

 

HOW LONG IS IT FOR?
The NC Creative Industries is available as a full time 3 term program over 1 year starting in August.

 

WHO IS IT FOR?
The course will suit anyone interested in pursuing a career in the creative and music industries. You should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in current developments within the Creative Industries. You will want to develop skills and opportunities within one of the following pathways:
• Music Performance
• Music Business
• Music Technology

You should have National 4 English and two further SQA subjects at National 4/5 level. For those looking to pursue a music performance pathway, you will also need to take part in an audition to demonstrate instrumental ability.

 

WHAT SUBJECTS WILL I STUDY?
The focus of the NC Creative Industries course is to offer you a broad introduction to life working in the Creative Industries. You will gain real world experience of working on a Creative Industries project of your choice, which could involve delivering a recorded music project, organising a series of workshops, developing a blog, composing music for films and games, or organising and performing at your own events. Throughout the program, priority will be given to skills which are transferable to a number of professions within the Creative Industries. Where possible, you will be given the chance to apply your learning in the real-world via internship and work experience opportunities with our network of local industry partners.

 

DURING YOUR NC, YOU WILL FOCUS ON THE BELOW UNITS:

Creative Industries: Understanding a Creative Brief

Creative Industries: Working with a Creative Brief

Creative Industries: Presenting a Creative Brief

Music: An Introduction to the UK Music Industry

Music: Management in the UK Music Industry

Music: Promotion in the Music Industry

Marketing: Basic Principles

Music: Literacy

Appreciation of Music

Performing Music on One Instrument or Voice

Music: Live Performance

Sound Engineering and Production

Music: Midi Sequencing

 

WHAT DO I COME OUT WITH AT THE END?
An SQA National Certificate in Creative Industries  and two National Progression Awards (NPA), one in Music Business and one in Music Performance, all (SCQF Level 6).

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Following the NC Creative Industries (Music Performance) you can progress to an HNC Music, Music Business or Music Production. You can also enter the world of work, either through a Modern Apprenticeship, self-employment or work within a music industry organisation.

 

WHERE IS THIS COURSE AVAILABLE?

Edinburgh