Course taken: HNC Level 4 Music
Is this the first course you have done at LMC?
No, I previously studied Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music
What are the best things about your course?
The intimate work environment allowed for a close professional relationship with my tutors. The small class sizes meant that tutors were able to strike a healthy balance between encouraging independent learning, yet providing fantastic support and guidance when needed.
Why did you choose your course?
Despite having a long desire to leave Lancaster for a bigger city - I decided to do another year at HNC level after being impressed with the education I received on the Level 3. I felt as though I hadn’t personally got as much out of the course as I could have on the level 3. Although I didn’t do as well as I should’ve; towards the end of my level 3 course I began to really value my education, something that school never did for me. I put that down to college tutors believing in me - giving me the invaluable opportunity to work in real world recording studio is an example of the encouragement and belief they showed.
Why did you choose Lancaster & Morecambe College?
I chose LMC because I wanted to study music in a more practical, less formal, more real world way.
What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing the course?
The course I did accommodated brilliantly for a certain learning style, one that I and a lot of people much prefer - an alternative to the formal, uninspiring academic environment of school and traditional music programs. This course strikes a better balance between academic education and professional real world, life education, by giving students practical experience in live sound engineering, gigging and producing.
What do you hope to do when you’ve completed this course?
I’m in three bands and have recently released a debut single with ‘Divide and Conker’ - which has received 5,000 views in four days on Facebook. In education I plan on studying Music Production at Leeds College of Music next year.
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