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Higher Education Courses

Music Technology HND Level 5

Key Facts

Level: 5

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 HND 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

Level 5

  • Creative Research Project
  • Advanced Sound Engineering
  • Getting the Right Deal
  • Advanced Music Production
  • Advanced Sound Design for Interactive Media
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Live Mixing


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 students 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:

  • A BTEC Higher National Certificate (RQF version)
    in Music Technology with a minimum of a Merit grade


On successful completion of this course, there is the opportunity to join the third year of a relevant honours degree course. You may also be able to gain employment in a Music Production or related industry.

Course Fees

£5,950 per year. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider. Additional material costs will be incurred but will enable trips to various trade shows, studios, live venues, countries and resource building.