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Higher Education Courses

Music Technology HNC Level 4

Key Facts

Level: 4

Attendance: Full time (one day per week)

Duration: One year

Location: HLC Hereford Campus

Application: HLC application form

Course Intro

Through an exciting and challenging mix of vocational and academic projects, the HNC in Music prepares students for a fulfilling career in the music industry; be that from a technical or creative perspective. As developing professionals in music production, this course enables students to stay ahead of the competition with the best training, experiences and opportunities available.

Course Content

Our higher education students will already have a head start on the competition, through the use of the very best music production facilities including the only Solid State Logic Duality console installed in an FE college in the UK. There are also six state-of-the-art recording studios with high-end equipment from brands including Audient, Apple, Avid, Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Klark Teknik, JBL, Warm Audio, Aston, AKG and PMC.

The Music Industry

  • Marketing and Promotion for Musicians
  • Professional Development
  • Music Events Management
  • Applied Sound Principles
  • Recording Technology
  • Creative Software Techniques
  • Music Production Fundamentals
  • Sound Engineering Fundamentals


Assessment utilises a variety of methods including assignments, presentations and projects. Many will be based on the application of knowledge and skills obtained in both the Music Technology studios but also the student’s own resources. All students will receive regular feedback on their work and progress from their tutors. The qualification will be graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have one of the following:

  • Passes at grade C or above in two or more A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points) in relevant subjects, or a relevant
    3 BTEC Diploma with a minimum of a Merit grade
  • GCSE Maths and English at Grades 9-4 (C or above)
  • Mature students will be assessed on relevant experience
  • All students will be admitted on their ability to benefit from study at this level and their intellectual capacity and motivation to succeed


Successful completion of this course enables the student to study for a Top-Up Higher National Diploma (HND).

Course Fees

£5,950 per year