The Music Technology Department runs courses for budding musicians, producers, performers and technicians. If you want to work in the Music Business this is the place for you.
We believe in developing the Music Practitioners of the future. We will challenge and develop your teamwork and your creative, industry related and technical knowledge, so that you can either progress into industry or onto a higher education.
Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are industry qualified as experienced Composers, DJ’s, Producers, Filmmakers and Theatre, Television, and stadium professionals and we like to keep up to date by staying involved in our relevant industries. Our music lecturers are working recording artists and producers. This means that we can bring real and relevant industry insights to our teaching.
The department has a fully equipped Music Studio suite, industry standard software and a high level of equipment.
Working with Other Departments and Organisations
We use expertise from across the creative departments for our projects. Film students work with: Performing Arts students as actors; Art and Design students on the sets; Interactive Media students providing special effects and Music students building soundtracks for cross college film or stage productions.
You will use your skills to enter composition competitions as well as playing at or setting up our legendary Band Nights, and other live events through the year. Nescot has long been renowned as a venue for young musicians and artists; Genesis, Cream, Elvis Costello, Black Sabbath and even The Beatles all played the at college before they hit the big time.
We believe it is important to show you the world we are preparing you for, so we constantly develop our programme of visits as opportunities arise. Previous students have visited film sets and music studios, and watched TV shows and gigs being set up and performed. This year we are planning a trip to either Barcelona.
Music Technology will teach you the fundamentals of creating and working with music by producing, mixing and recording it. These courses not only give you the cutting edge technical skills you will need but will develop your own creativity and your understanding of your profession.