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Music

Want to work in the music industry? Would you like to be a sound engineer, DJ, music technician or record label owner? Nescot has a selection of courses to help you achieve your dreams.

The Music Department

Want to work in the music industry? Would you like to be a sound engineer, beats producer, superstar DJ or record label owner? Nescot has a selection of courses to help you achieve your dreams.

3 Good Reasons
  1. We attend trade exhibitions, gigs and concerts as well as bespoke sessions with industry experts.
  2. Music staff are experienced musicians, composers, DJs, recording artists, and music producers.
  3. 91% of students would recommend Nescot to others and are happy with their course (2016/17).
What You Can Expect

Create – Learn how to produce, mix, sequence and capture live recordings, using our top-of-the range Macs with programmes including Reason, Logic Pro, Sibelius and Ableton Push.

Perform – You will organise and set up events such as band nights with live musicians or club nights with DJs, and will be able to perform at diverse venues. Recently, students had the opportunity to DJ and perform at Matthew’s Yard in Croydon.

Produce – We have a fully-equipped professional music studio with a live room, rehearsal space and dedicated vocal booth, with high-end synthesizers, drum machines and midi controllers, as well as acoustic and electric guitars, drum kits and keyboards.

Relevant Projects – All course projects are based on real-world scenarios, such as producing radio shows, engineering and recording live music, writing soundtracks for film, creating a professional four-track music promotional demo and sound engineering for live events.

Progression

Our students have gone on to: 

BIMM Institute
Ministry of Sound Performances
Bournemouth University – Music and Audio Technology
Southampton Solent University – Music Production; Popular Music Recording
Ravensbourne – Sound Design
Goldsmiths – Sound and Engineering
University of Hertfordshire – Music Journalism
University of Chester – Popular Music
University of Leeds – Music Production
ACM – Music Business; Music Production

Our Staff

Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff are industry-qualified 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.

Our Facilities

The department has a fully equipped Music Studio suite, industry-standard software and a high-quality equipment.

Your Career

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.

• Agent
• Backstage crew
• Box office staff
• Composer
• DJ
• Entertainer
• Licensing and royalty collection
• Lighting designer
• Music manager/ director
• Music teacher
• Musician
• Performer, recording artist
• Producer (live events)
• Producer-engineer (music)
• Production manager
• Record label manager
• Recording industry producer
• Rigger
• Singing coach
• Songwriter
• Sound engineer
• Sound technician
• Studio manager
• Tour manager

Photograph of a Nescot student

In the future I’m going to BIMM Institute London, to study Songwriting. I’ve learnt so many skills on this course, from using software to live performance, and it’s made me a more confident musician. We’re taught by people who actually work in the industry, and it means a lot to have their experience to draw on.

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