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Guide to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study

Digital Media and

Music Course Enquiries: (01206) 712777

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About Digital Media and Music

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HNC/D in Creative Media Production (Moving Image) 4 Foundation Degree in Photography 5

What’s Next?

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UCAS Tariff

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Our Courses

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Foundation Degree in Popular Music 6 Foundation Degree in Technical Theatre 7 BA (Hons) in Film Music and Soundtrack Production 8 BA (Hons) in Music Education 9 BA (Hons) in Photography 10 BA (Hons) in Popular Music 11 BA (Hons) in Technical Theatre 12 MA Music 13

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www.colchester.ac.uk/music


The Faculty of Creative Arts is a vibrant and dynamic community of practitioners that encompasses classical, jazz and popular music idioms; dance, acting and musical theatre; technical theatre and creative media (film).

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Creativity, innovation and performance are at the heart of the Faculty. We have excellent facilities, close links to the local and regional arts industry and a large team of experienced staff who are active professionals as well as excellent educators.

The sector contributes ÂŁ26 billion GVA to the UK economy every year. Over 800,000 people are employed in the creative industries, representing 2.8% of all UK employment. Creative & Cultural Skills

Despite fluctuations in employment levels across the economy as a whole, over 6,000 new jobs have been created in the creative and cultural industries since 2009. National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural

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HNC/D in Creative Media Production (Moving Image) An innovative media production course designed to help creative students utilise digital technology in making dramas, music videos, documentaries for TV broadcast/film festivals, or generate web content ranging from music videos to client led projects.

Course Type Full-time Duration

1 year HNC 2 years HND

UCAS Code

013P HNC 01HP HND

Applications Via UCAS Entry Requirements Minimum of 80 UCAS points achieved at level 3 normally on a Diploma or Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production. Typical entry will be with 160 UCAS points.

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Who is this course for?

Course content

This course is for creative individuals with a passion for film and TV production.

Modules include: Year one

Course description

Camera and Lighting Techniques for Moving Image Production • Sound Design for Moving Image Production • Development and Techniques of Film and Video Editing • Practical Skills for Moving Image Production • Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production • Research Techniques for Creative Media Production

The Higher National Certificate/Diploma provides a broad introduction to the areas of creative media in the first year including camera and lighting techniques, editing techniques and production techniques within the industry. Film studies and enrichment screenings are provided in both years to broaden the students’ understanding of the industry and genres, and provide a critical context to their project work. In the second year of the HND, there is the opportunity to specialise in a particular genre or contextual area and to produce a project within that genre through the sequence of preproduction, production techniques and postproduction for their films. On completion of the course, students will have their own ‘showreel’ of work shot to professional standard which will help them gain access to jobs in the industry. The course includes a work placement in the second year. The Faculty of Creative Arts provides a rich source of projects through collaborative working with actors, musicians, dancers, music technologists, film music composers and technical theatre practitioners.

Creative employment provides around two million jobs, in the creative sector itself and in creative roles in other sectors. Employment in the sector has grown at double the rate of the economy as a whole.

Second year modules for the HND: Producer for Moving Image Production • Director for Moving Image Production • Moving Image Documentary Production • Script Writing for Moving Image Production • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation • Career Development for the Moving Image Industries • Work Experience in the Creative Media Sector

What our graduates do Students who successfully complete the HNC can progress to the second year of the HND. Students who have achieved the HND in Creative Media Production will be able to progress to the final year of a degree programme in Creative Media Production, or to employment in the media sector. Possible career directions include: Post production, production in writing, camera operation, sound recording, editing, direction, production within film and TV.

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Foundation Degree in Photography A broad-based course designed to prepare students for a career in commercial photography, fine art, photojournalism, picture editing, picture research, curating and exhibition organisation, photography writing and criticism.

Who is this course for? This programme is designed for visually creative, ambitious and passionate people who are seeking an opportunity to develop their ideas into a photographic portfolio and pursue a career in the creative industries. Within that context, individuals will be able to explore the aesthetics of photography through the application of both technical skills and conceptual reflection.

Course description Photography has an ever increasing role within our culture, through an array of applications and uses. This programme is structured to provide a solid overview and understanding of the subject area, with the opportunity to specialise in practical research projects and develop links with relevant photographic theory. As such, you will gain hands-on experience with both traditional and digital processing techniques and work with a variety of formats and equipment.

Our tutors are always here to help. They’re approachable, so knowledgeable about their subject and have an amazing breadth of experience between them. Year two Specialist Photography Project 1 • Personal Development Planning • Developmental Research • Web-Based Media • Contemporary Photographic Markets • Final Specialist Project

What our graduates do Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree can go on to the final year of the BA (Hons) in Photography.

Course content Modules include: Year one Introduction to Photographic Processes • Smoke and Mirrors - Photographic Lighting for Studio and Location • Narrative, Construction and Cinema • Critical and Contextual Research • Photography for Advertising • Fine Art Print: Autographic Expression • Illustration with Printmaking • Introduction to 3D Visual Communication and Design • Introduction to 3D Construction • Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation • Introduction to Fashion Construction • Introduction to Textile Applications • Introduction to Drawing Processes • Print Media • Fine Art: Sculptural Processes

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000 712777

The tutors are really passionate about what they are teaching.

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

2 years full-time 4 years part-time

UCAS Code

W641 (full-time)

Course Code ZH1FDPHP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements Portfolio of artwork supported by 160 UCAS points gained from study on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or level 3 Diploma in an art related subject or 2 A Levels (one in photography) along with 3 GCSEs (grade A*- C) including English language, or an Art and Design Foundation Year. Students without formal qualifications but with appropriate portfolio of artwork/ work experience, will be considered. All applicants are formally interviewed. Validated by

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Foundation Degree in Popular Music An exciting programme of study over two years for the contemporary rock/pop musician seeking a career in the music industry. Areas of study include performance, song writing/composition, music technology and music business.

Who is this course for?

Year two Musical Skills and Development 2 • Contemporary Song Writing and Arranging • The Self-Employed Musician • Professional Practice 2 • Rock, Pop and Related Genres • Music for Media • Advanced Creative Production • Digital Processing in Composition

Course Type

Full-time

The programme is for applicants who are passionate about rock/ pop music and who wish to develop skills and gain experience which will prepare them for a career in the music industry or for progression to further study.

Duration

2 years

Course description

UCAS Code

W340

Applications Via UCAS Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of 80 UCAS points. An appropriate level of practical performance skill and experience (instrumental or vocal) is required. Entry is normally by audition/interview which will include instrumental or vocal performance and consideration of previous experience. Overseas candidate may submit recordings and other evidence.

This programme offers students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in relation to performance, song writing/ composition, music technology and the music business. Students will develop a wide range of competencies which will equip them for entry into the popular music industry or for further study. There is a strong vocational bias and a high level of relevance to current practice in the music industry which will help students to become practitioners who are confident and proficient performers, able to create original music and use current technologies successfully in music making. There is also an emphasis on music business studies providing knowledge, skills and experience which will help students to manage their own business affairs effectively.

Course content Modules include: Year one

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Musical Skills and Development 1 • Introduction to Song Writing • Contextual Studies in Popular Music • Recording and Digital Production Techniques • Earning a Living in Music • Professional Practice 1

What our graduates do Graduates can develop self-employment opportunities or gain employment in relation to a wide range of professional activities including performance, song writing/composition, recording/ music technology, music business and teaching. Successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Popular Music allows for progression to year three of the BA (Hons) in Popular Music. Further progression is then possible at MA level and higher, or to PGCE courses for entry into the teaching profession.

The thing I enjoyed most… was performance workshop, as I feel it really helped me to develop as a performer and also challenged me to be creative for assessments. I also greatly enjoyed the recording module as it taught me lots and lots of techniques which have proven to be incredibly useful since leaving the course and have had a large impact on my skill level as a recording engineer. Other areas I really enjoyed were musicianship and music in the media as they both offered me the chance to be really creative. www.colchester.ac.uk/music


Foundation Degree in Technical Theatre A practical course which introduces you to a wide range of backstage crafts and career options through working with a extensive array of performances from dance to classical music, and musical theatre to rock bands.

Who is this course for?

Course content

The course is designed for students who have a strong commitment to technical theatre as an art and craft and wish to pursue their passion through to employment within the creative industries where there is a strong demand for technically trained graduates.

Modules include: Year one

The course is physically and mentally demanding and requires learners who are disciplined and committed.

Introduction to Technical Theatre Processes • Lighting Installation and Operation 1 • Sound Design and Operation • Stage Management Processes • Investigative Project • Scenic Construction and Painting • Technical/Scale Drawing • Study Skills for Technical Theatre

Course description The first year provides a broad introduction to the areas of technical theatre including lighting, sound, stage management and scenic construction. These will be studied within the context of the nature of theatre and the role of technicians and stage managers within theatrical performance. The research and investigation module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to widen their understanding of the theatre business by a focused investigation of policies, procedures and business systems within a local theatre venue. Throughout the year, students will support and assist with the public performances mounted within the Faculty of Creative Arts. There are a range of performances throughout the year including; dance, musical theatre, acting and music. The second year builds on these foundations by developing skills in lighting and sound design and introduces new skills in computer aided design and scenic design. Students will work in production capacities across a range of events including concerts, plays and musicals. They will work within the education, arts centre and theatre fields, including placements with local arts organisations as well as supporting in-house College productions. The full-time course requires attendance throughout the week including evenings and some weekends.

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

2 years full-time 4 years part-time

Year two

UCAS Code

W440 (full-time)

Lighting Design 2 • Sound Design and Operation 2 • Industrial Placement 2 • Technical Theatre Practice • Scenic Design • Micro-Business Management • Computer Aided Design

Course Code ZH3FDTTP01 (part-time)

What our graduates do Successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Technical Theatre allows for progression to year three of the full-time BA (Hons) in Technical Theatre. Some graduates of the Foundation Degree have gone directly into work within the industry. Previous students have moved into the area of events management and scenic design, taking on the skills learnt on the course and using them in the wider context of the creative and cultural industries.

Since starting the course I have learnt lots of new skills in a wide variety of areas within technical theatre, including lighting, sound and scenic construction.

Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements Normal entry will require a minimum of 80 UCAS points achieved through A Levels or BTEC Diploma. Applicants will be required to demonstrate prior experience in at least one aspect of technical theatre by providing a portfolio at interview. All applicants will be interviewed.

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BA (Hons) in Film Music and Soundtrack Production The growing demand for digital television channels, cinema quality video games on many platforms and film productions, provides huge opportunities for the creators of music and sound effects within the media industry.

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

UCAS Code

W301 (full-time)

Course Code ZH3BAFMP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements Normal entry will require a minimum of 160 UCAS points achieved through A Levels or an Extended Diploma in Music, Popular Music or Music Technology, with some degree of keyboard facility. Applicants will be interviewed.

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Who is this course for?

Course content

This course aims to develop confident and proficient practitioners able to compose and coordinate original music in a variety of styles using musicians in a variety of ensembles and through technology both in performance and recording.

Modules include: Year one

Course description The programme is designed to train the students in the musical, technical and analytical skills needed to succeed in a variety of media industry positions including self-employed musician, composer, arranger, sound designer, mixing engineer. Whilst studying a variety of traditional and modern techniques, students have the opportunity to extend their existing music and music technology skills at the same time as expanding their knowledge of other practices such as orchestration, vocal mixing and musical direction. Members of staff are working practitioners in the industry, working in live music, composing for film, television, video games, the internet, radio, theatre and with sound companies. Although designed as three year full-time degree (six years part-time) programme, there are named exit routes at the end of year one (Certificate of Higher Education in Film Music and Soundtrack Production) and year two (Diploma of Higher Education in Film Music and Soundtrack Production). Our facilities include a suite of 28 Macs running Logic, Reason, Sibelius and Soundtrack Pro and two main recording studios. We have a concert hall and many bookable practice rooms for bands and orchestral ensembles.

Musicianship Skills 1 • Film Music in Context 1 • Earning a Living in the Media Industry • Introduction to Audio Technology • Introduction to Musical Direction • Introduction to Arranging • Composition for Visual Media 1

Year two Musicianship Skills 2 • Film Music in Context 2 • The Self- Employed Film Musician • Foley and Sound Design • Vocal Arranging • Investigating Professional Practice • Composition for Visual Media 2

Year three Research Project • Film Music in Context 3 • Entering Employment in the Media Industry • Sound Design Portfolio • Library Music • Surround Sound • Major Project

What our graduates do Graduates will be trained to start self-employed work in the media industry or apply for employment with multimedia companies, locally or nationally. There are a number of Masters courses in film music onto which these students could progress.

The degree at Colchester Institute prepares you for the industry, from composition to contemporary audio technology to preparation for entering the workplace as a self-employed musician, providing the foundation needed to enter today’s music business. www.colchester.ac.uk


BA (Hons) in Music Education This programme provides a unique opportunity to study both music and music education.

Who is this course for?

Year two

This course is designed for musicians looking to develop a range of skills that will equip them for a career that emphasises teaching, giving graduates the potential to work on a freelance basis, within the schools sector, or to progress to further study at postgraduate level.

Performance Studies 2 • Creative Music Techniques • Technology Enhanced Learning for Music Education • Music Teaching in Practice

Course description Modules in performance, arranging, technology and creative musical skills are delivered alongside instrumental/vocal teaching, classroom teaching, music leadership and curriculum development. Delivery is through a combination of practical music, lectures, tutorials, seminars, placement, project work and personal study. Students will develop as both musicians and teachers through a clear understanding of their own learning along with musical and educational theory, observation and practice.

Year three Music Leadership • Music Education Placement • Project Realisation • Careers in Music • Music and Assessment

What our graduates do Graduates can develop self-employment opportunities in music education that include 1-1 instrumental/vocal tuition, workshop delivery and leadership. Graduates may also progress to postgraduate study at MA level and higher, or to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for those wishing to pursue a career in classroom teaching.

The programme is highly vocational and maintains a clear relevance to current practice, pedagogy and political/social context. The course is open to instrumentalists, vocalists and composers, and welcomes students from a wide range of musical backgrounds (classical, pop, jazz, folk etc.).

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

Course Code tbc UCAS Code

4A58

Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time)

220 UCAS points (normally 2 or more A Levels including Music or Music Technology, or BTEC Extended Diploma in Music). An appropriate level of practical instrumental or vocal performance skill. (It is not a prerequisite for entry to have passed a graded examination in instrumental or vocal performance but a standard equivalent to grade seven will be expected).

Year one

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000 712777

Duration

Entry Requirements

Course content Performance Studies 1 • Arranging and Conducting • Style, Analysis and Composition • Principles of Learning And Teaching • Rhythm Workshop

Course Type Full-time Part-time

Great course, great tutors, who genuinely care for your progression.

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BA (Hons) in Photography Develop imaginative approaches to photography, with an emphasis on establishing creative ways of thinking about the image.

Who is this course for?

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

UCAS Code

W640 (full-time)

Course Code ZH1BAPHP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements Portfolio of artwork supported by 160 UCAS points gained from study on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, or level 3 Diploma in an art related subject or 2 A Levels (one in photography) along with 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English language, or an Art and Design Foundation Year. Students without formal qualifications but with appropriate portfolio of artwork/ work experience, will be considered. All applicants are formally interviewed. Validated by

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This programme is designed for visually creative, ambitious and passionate people who are seeking an opportunity to develop their ideas into a photographic portfolio and pursue a career in the creative industries. Within that context, individuals will be able to explore the aesthetics of photography through the application of both technical skills and conceptual reflection.

Course description Photography has an ever increasing role within our culture, through an array of applications and uses. This programme is structured to provide a solid overview and understanding of the subject area, with the opportunity to specialise in practical research projects and develop links with relevant photographic theory. As such, you will gain hands-on experience with both traditional and digital processing techniques and work with a variety of formats and equipment.

The tutors have been really helpful, providing both conceptual and technical expertise. Year two Specialist Photography Project 1 • Specialist Photography Project 2 • Personal Development Planning • Developmental Research • Web-Based Media • Contemporary Photographic Markets

Year three Professional Photographic Practice • Dissertation • Professional Developmental Planning • Final Major Project

What our graduates do Students gain employment in a variety of roles within the photographic industry.

Course content Modules include: Year one Introduction to Photographic Processes • Introduction to Personal Planning • Smoke and Mirrors - Photographic Lighting for Studio and Location • Narrative, Construction and Cinema • Critical and Contextual Research • Photography for Advertising • Fine Art Print: Autographic Expression • Illustration with Printmaking • Introduction to 3D Visual Communication and Design • Introduction to 3D Construction • Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation • Introduction to Fashion Construction • Introduction to Textile Applications • Introduction to Drawing Processes • Print Media • Fine Art: Sculptural Processes

I want to be a teacher and I now feel I have a sufficient amount of knowledge to go out there and teach.

www.colchester.ac.uk/music


BA (Hons) in Popular Music An exciting programme of study over three years for the contemporary rock/pop musician seeking a career in the music industry. Areas of study include Performance, Song Writing/Composition, Music Technology and Music Business.

Who is this course for?

Year two

This programme is for applicants who are passionate about rock/ pop music and who wish to develop skills and gain experience which will prepare them for a career in the music industry or for further postgraduate study.

Musical Skills and Development 2 • Contemporary Song Writing and Arranging • The Self-Employed Musician • Rock, Pop and Related Genres • Music for Media • Demo Production • Composition and Arranging • Advanced Creative Production • Improvisation Workshop • Instrumental and Vocal Teaching • Digital Processing in Composition

Course description This programme offers students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in relation to performance, song writing/ composition, music technology and the music business. Students will develop a wide range of competencies which will equip them for entry into the popular music industry or for further study at postgraduate level. The programme has a vocational bias and a high level of relevance to actual current practice in the music industry which will help students to become practitioners who are confident and proficient performers, able to create original music, use technology both in performance, recording and composition and who have a highly developed understanding of the music business. Year three includes focused work in subjects chosen by students from a range of options so that specialised skills and interests can be developed which are relevant to career aspirations.

Course content

Year three Musical Skills and Development 3 • Entering Employment • Research Project • Performance Studies 3 • Solo Performance Project B • Music in the Classroom • Music Education Placement • Digital Processing in Live Performance • Arts Planning • Independent Recording Project • Library Music Portfolio • Music Teaching in Private Practice • Workshops in Music

What our graduates do Graduates can develop self employment opportunities or gain employment in relation to a wide range of professional activities including performance, song writing/composition, recording/ music technology, music business and teaching. The programme also provides the opportunity to progress to postgraduate study at MA level and higher, or to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses for entry into the teaching profession.

Modules include: Year one Musical Skills and Development 1 • Introduction to Song Writing • Contextual Studies in Popular Music • Recording and Digital Production Techniques • Earning a Living in Music • Case Studies in Popular Music

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000 712777

An experience that will stay with me throughout life in a very positive way! I had a great time and learnt so much.

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

UCAS Code

W341 (full-time)

Course Code ZH3BAPMP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements A minimum of 160 UCAS points. An appropriate level of practical performance skill and experience (instrumental or vocal) is required. Entry is normally by audition/ interview which will include instrumental or vocal performance and consideration of previous experience. Overseas candidates may submit recordings and other evidence.

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BA (Hons) in Technical Theatre A practical course which introduces students to a wide range of backstage crafts and career options through working with a extensive array of performances from dance to classical music, and musical theatre to rock bands.

Who is this course for?

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

UCAS Code

W441 (full-time)

Course Code ZH3BATTF01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements Normal entry will require a minimum of 160 UCAS points achieved through A Levels or BTEC Extended Diploma. All applicants will be interviewed. Applicants will be required to demonstrate prior experience in at least one aspect of Technical Theatre by providing a portfolio at interview.

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The course is designed for students who have a strong commitment to technical theatre as an art and craft, and wish to pursue their passion through to employment within the creative industries where there is a strong demand for technically trained graduates.

Course description

role, where they have the opportunity to demonstrate all of their design and management skills. The full-time course requires attendance throughout the week, including evenings and some weekends. The course is physically and mentally demanding and requires learners who are disciplined and committed.

Course content

The first year provides a broad introduction to the areas of technical theatre including lighting, sound, stage management and scenic construction. These will be studied within the context of the nature of theatre and the role of technicians and stage managers within theatrical performance. Throughout the year, students will support and assist with the public performances mounted within the Faculty of Creative Arts. There are a range of performances including; dance, musical theatre, acting and music.

Modules include: Year one

The second year builds on these foundations by developing skills in lighting and sound design and introduces new skills in computer aided design and scenic design. Students will work in production capacities across a range of events including concerts, plays and musicals. They will work within the education, arts centre and theatre fields including placements with local arts organisations as well as supporting in-house College productions. In the third year, students will manage the production process from original concept through to the ‘get out’ for an in-house production, as well as experiment with the use of multimedia technology in theatre and screen performance. The year will also include a placement in a professional theatre, designed to consolidate all the knowledge gained throughout the course. The culmination of the year is the Specialist Technical Theatre Practice module where students will have to opportunity to work on a large scale project in a chosen

Lighting Design 2 • Sound Design and Operation 2 • Industrial Placement 2 • Technical Theatre Practice • Scenic Design • Micro-Business Management • Computer Aided Design

Introduction to Technical Theatre Processes • Lighting Installation and Operation 1 • Sound Design and Operation • Stage Management Processes • Investigative Project • Scenic Construction and Painting • Technical/Scale Drawing • Study Skills for Technical Theatre

Year two

Year Three Production Management • Theatre Perspectives • Industrial Placement 3 • New Media for Theatre • Career Development • Specialist Technical Theatre Practice

What our graduates do Students from BA (Hons) move into the industry in many different job roles. Some stay with theatre and others move towards music entertainment. Recent graduates have found positions in educational institutions as technicians, full-time work as technicians in theatre and also working freelance as multi-skilled technicians and designers across the technical theatre spectrum.

www.colchester.ac.uk/music


MA Music A postgraduate course designed to enhance the professional skills of current music practitioners, whether recent graduates or working professionals.

Who is this course for? This course will suit recent music graduates as well as those already working in the music industry. It provides a broad academic framework for study at this level and beyond, and the ability to specialise in an area which is relevant to the individual. Four specialist subject areas reflect the nature of employment within the profession; performance, composition, music management and education (both mainstream music education and instrumental/vocal tuition in private practice).

Course description The MA in Music can be seen as a ‘taught’ programme which achieves a balance between research and practical elements within a particular area of focus (performance, composition, music management or education). Its modular structure allows both full and part-time study. Relatively small postgraduate numbers facilitate a high level of student support and the potential for students to develop their individual research interests.

Course content In each specialist subject area, the course culminates in a final 60 credit module which is based on practice. This module will be undertaken independently by students with tutorial supervision and seminars to share work in practice.

The MA in Music programme at Colchester Institute allows students to ‘‘tailor-make’’ a programme of study which reflects their specialist interests. Modules by pathway: Performance: Postgraduate Performance 1 and 2 • Postgraduate Performance Project Composition: Postgraduate Composition and Analysis • Postgraduate Applied Composition, Composition Portfolio Music Management: Arts and Policy • Independent Business and Self-Employment • Music Business Placement Education: Musical Pedagogy • Music Curriculum Design • Music in Professional Practice

What our graduates do

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

1½-2 years full-time 3 years part-time

Course Code ZH3MAMUF01 (full-time) ZH3MAMUP01 (part-time) Applications Direct to Colchester Institute Entry Requirements Normally a first or upper second class Honours Degree in Music. All offers subject to successful interview and audition.

Graduates of the programme have careers in the music industry as professional performers, composers, teachers and college lecturers.

This programme is designed to equip students with the means to work within the profession as well as the potential to enrol for doctoral study. All students take Research Techniques and Independent Research, plus pathway modules:

The course has had a major improvement on my academic, musical skills and abilities.

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000 712777

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Applying to UCAS Applications Customer Services department The Admissions team within our Customer Services department is available on (01206) 712000 to help you make an application or discuss entry or course requirements.

Colchester Institute will usually consider late applications received after the appropriate deadline and 30th June 2015 and through Clearing if places remain available.

Applying for a place

Deferred entry

All applications for entry to Colchester Institute full-time higher education courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS code is shown next to the course details.

Colchester Institute accepts applications for students looking to defer entry until September 2016 for all courses. Any student applying for deferred entry would be required to meet the conditions of their offer by 31st August 2015.

Direct applications

How to apply

You may apply directly to Colchester Institute using one of our own application forms ONLY IF:

All applications for entry to courses are made online using UCAS. Apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.com. The UCAS code for Colchester Institute is CINST C75.

(a) it is your intention to study part-time or (b) you are currently undertaking a full-time degree at Colchester Institute and wish to transfer internally to another degree or (c) you are applying for postgraduate study.

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UCAS will receive applications for entry in 2015 from 1st September 2014. You are advised to apply as soon as possible and preferably before the first UCAS deadline of 15th January 2015. Art and Design courses at Colchester Institute have a deadline of 24th March 2015.

Applicants from outside the United Kingdom Overseas applicants can apply online using UCAS Apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.com. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact the UCAS Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)870 1122211.

www.colchester.ac.uk/music


WELFARE

CAREER GUIDANCE

Student Loans and Grants

UCAS application fee The application fee for 2015 was not available at the time of going to CLASSROOM LEARNING print. The fee for 2014 was £23 for a multiple application and £12 for a SUPPORT single choice. To confirm the application fees for 2015 please visit the UCAS website www.ucas.com for more information. Employed applicants If you are to be sponsored by your employer to study on a course with a UCAS code, you must apply through UCAS. INDIVIDUAL UCAS contact details

SUPPORT PLANNING

UCAS, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ. Telephone 0870 1122211.

Fees Major Government reforms to student finance commenced in 2012-2013 resulting in universities and colleges being able to charge variable fees. Universities and colleges that want to charge more than the basic fee (level not yet set for 2015-2016) must provide additional support to promote access to disadvantaged students. At the time of printing, Colchester Institute had not set course fees and support levels for 2015-2016. Once we have done so, we will update the fees pages on our website. We therefore recommend you consult our website for this information before you submit your UCAS application for entry to study in autumn 2015. These changes apply to UK and EU students wishing to study higher education in England.

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

FINANCE

How much money will I need and how do I get it? Budgeting for student life is a tricky thing. The key is to be aware of the student loans and grants that are available to you, and to make sure you apply for them in good time. These can include Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Grants, and Disabled Students Allowance. CHILDCARE

For more information please visit the Student Finance Website at www.gov.uk/studentfinance or call 0845 300 5090. For full-time courses you apply for student finance from the January before youSTUDENT start your studies, LIFE you don’t need to wait until your UCAS offers have been made. For part-time courses, applications open in August. Is there any other money I can get? As well as student loans and grants, some students may be eligible for financial support through Access to Learning Funds which provides discretionary support to certain categories of student. If you think your financial circumstances might prevent you from attending a full-time or part-time higher education course, our Student Finance team offers information on all aspects of student finance, including the application procedures. Please contact the team on (01206) 712293 for further information.

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In this prospectus you will find the entry criteria for our courses, quoted in UCAS points. The table below shows how many UCAS points each of the most common qualifications are worth. The Entry Requirements for the individual courses are stated on the course pages, in many cases applications are welcomed from potential students with non-traditional educational backgrounds. For information on the tariffs for other qualifications, please see the UCAS Tariff Tables via the QR code.

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Training

BSc (Hons)

Course Early Years ✪ ✪ Music Education ✪ Certificate in Education ✪ (Further Education and Skills Sector) Professional Graduate Certificate in Education ✪ (Further Education and Skills Sector) Certificate of Continuing Education ✪ (Teaching Literacy and ESOL) Certificate of Continuing Education ✪ (Teaching Numeracy)

Course Electrical Engineering (Power) Electronics Engineering Engineering (Mechanical)

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HND

ineering

HNC

Eng

MA

BA (Hons)

Arts

HNC/D

Course Performing Creative Media Production (Moving Image) ✪ Photography ✪ ✪ Technical Theatre ✪ ✪ Course Popular Music ✪ ✪ Film Music and Soundtrack Production ✪ Creative Performance (Acting) Music Education ✪ Musical Theatre Technical Theatre MA Music ✪

Foundation

Foundation

Years

Teacher

MA

BA (Hons)

Foundation

Digital Media

Music

Early

BA (Hons)

Foundation

HND

Dip HE

and

BA (Hons)

IT

Course IT Systems and Applications (Subject to Validation)

Foundation

and

Computing

Cert HE

Course Business Administration ✪ ✪ ✪ Management ✪ ✪ Management of Hospitality ✪ ✪ Management of Sport ✪ ✪ Postgraduate Certificate in ✪ Management Postgraduate Diploma in ✪ Management Business Administration (MBA) ✪

Course Person-Centred Counselling ✪ Counselling Studies ✪ Health and Social Care ✪ ✪ Management of Sport ✪ ✪

and

MA

PGD

PGC

BA (Hons)

Foundation

HND

HNC

Cert HE

and

Management

Sport

HNC

Course Construction ✪ Construction and the Built Environment ✪ (Building Services Engineering) Construction Management ✪ Construction Management ✪ (Commercial Management) Construction Management ✪ (Site Management)

Counselling Health

Business

HNC

Cert HE

struc

HNC/D

Course Art and Design ✪ Art and Design with Foundation Year ✪ 3D Design and Craft ✪ Fashion and Textiles ✪ Fine Art ✪ Graphic Design ✪ Photography ✪ ✪ Art, Design and the Book ✪ Contemporary Art and Professional Practice ✪ Sculptural Practice ✪

Con

tion

Master

BA (Hons)

Foundation

and

Art

Design

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