Course Information

Who is the course for?

This part time evening course is suitable for anyone with an interest in learning the basics of the music production and performance application Ableton Live.

What does the course involve?

The course covers the following aspects of Ableton Live:

  • Setting up Ableton Live
  • Importing audio & MIDI clips
  • Recording & editing audio
  • Recording, programming & editing MIDI
  • Mapping & triggering clips
  • Mixing techniques
  • Using audio & MIDI effects
  • Using hardware controllers
  • Performing & recording an arrangement

What makes this course special?

  • Practical hands-on sessions exploring the basics of Ableton Live in a professional music production environment
  • Fully equipped sequencing rooms with Apple iMacs, sequencing software and hardware
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite installed on all Apple iMacs
  • Teaching staff with industry experience and degree level qualifications in music technology

Placements/Work Placements

There are no entry requirements, however, good computer skills and good understanding and appreciation of music and music technology is beneficial.

What are the assessment methods?

There are no formal assessments on this leisure course but students will be given practical tasks to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained from each session.

Students will have opportunities for their work to be critiqued by the teaching staff and given feedback on how to improve their production.

How long is the course?

The course runs on one evening a week for eight weeks.

What are the College attendance requirements?

Each session runs for two hours, from 6 – 8pm.

What are the progression options?

This course could lead on to other music production leisure courses at Bridgwater College, including an Introduction to Live Sound Engineering and an Introduction to Pro Tools.

This course could also lead on to a BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma or Extended Diploma in Music Production or Music Technology.

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