Are you interested in gaining qualifications whilst you work?
Would you like to earn whilst you learn?
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We’ve created this pioneering course in response to student demand and Nottingham’s growing music and creative economy.
Heavy Metal has huge cultural significance in Nottingham, nationally and internationally and this will be explored during the course.
At its heart is music performance so students will be forming bands, gigging and promoting, while academically delving into what makes metal such a music phenomenon.
Find out more about our Heavy Metal course or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This leaflet will give you lots of useful information about the course.
The FdA in Music Performance offers a practical, industry-relevant experience that inspires and challenges students to
create professional musical products and performances in a
supportive and stimulating educational atmosphere. Students
will develop relevant skills, solid theoretical understanding and
essential entrepreneurial practices to ensure success in the
ever-changing 21st Century music industry.
The Heavy Metal pathway allows specialist degree-level study
in this genre. A combination of core and optional modules
means that students can specialise and develop their interests
in practical music technology, composition, improvisation, live
Visits, guest lectures and workshops from heavy metal professionals enhance the course with industry values. Trips to heavy
metal conferences and events, and links with heavy metal industry partners will prove invaluable in forging a career in
Band Work 1: Create music in bands. Write material. Rehearse in groups. Gigs in a variety of venues.
Musicianship: Improve improvisation and sight
reading skills. Song writing. Score writing on a computer.
The Working Musician 1: Industry-related skills. Create promo materials. Demos, photos, video,
press release, etc. Learn marketing skills.
Music in Context: The history and contextualisation
of heavy metal. Explore and discuss the issues
around heavy metal. Censorship, violence, aesthetics, gender issues, etc.
Music Business and Event Management: Learn
about the structure of the HM music industry
Research Project 1 (Optional): Opportunity to undertake self-directed research into an area of HM of
Live Sound for Heavy Metal Performers
(Optional): PA systems, mixing desks, monitors, soundchecks. The basics of live sound.
Band Work 2: Create music rehearse and gig in
bands. Culminates in a tour of the UK.
Product Realisation: Opportunity to create ambitious multi-media work or other major researchbased product.
The Working Musician 2: Real life industry
experience in the form of work placement or
self- employment. Taught lessons on employability
Musical Direction: Direct a group of musicians in a
performance of your arrangement.
Composition for Film and TV (optional): Create
soundtrack and effects for moving visuals.
Research Project 2 (optional): Undertake selfdirected research into an area of HM of interest.
Song writing and Composition (optional): Learn
more about the art and craft.
Heavy Metal Music Performance is just one of our many fantastic HE courses designed with your future career in mind. Find out about the rest here.