ADULT LEARNING COURSES

Soundtrack for Creative Media

They say that sound is 50% of the picture! Essentially, this is a music production course for film and TV music and you will learn all the techniques needed in order to create original music and create musical cues used to convey feelings and make epic music.

Learn key skills in audio production, foley and sound design for TV & Film

 

They say that sound is 50% of the picture! On this course, you will learn how to produce compelling and impactful sound for film and TV. Through studying the fundamentals of sound design, you will create music and sound effects that convey feeling and emotion, using industry-standard production techniques and software.

You will also learn audio production techniques in the field, capturing high-quality dialogue, sound effects and other soundtrack elements that contribute to successful audio for film and TV production.

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Start your soundtrack career with us

A qualification in Soundtracks for Creative Media opens up a range of career pathways in the diverse and wide-ranging creative media industry, from games and online media to film and TV.

Our programmes equip you with essential industry skills, recognised industry qualifications and real-life project experience. This course is designed to give you the skills you need to get you closer to your dream career in sound design for creative media.

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What will you learn?

You will learn audio production techniques in the field, in order to capture good quality dialogue recordings and learn how to create all of the sound effects and other production elements that lead to a successful TV or film production, including:

1. Composing music for themes and cues and adverts

2. Score music using both modern production techniques and classical techniques

3. Match music to picture using techniques such as hit points and tempo changes

4. Record production elements and Foley in order to create soundtracks

5. Post produce content in audio software

6. Use noise reduction software in order to remove unwanted sound

7. Prepare your audio for the final mix

8. Use production effects such as compression, reverb and other creative tools to enhance your sound production

Upcoming Dates

October 2022, July 2023

Duration

4 weeks, 3 days per week.
Courses are delivered 100% online via zoom.

Course Eligibility Criteria
Must be 19+ years old as of August 31st 2022
Must have lived in the UK for at least 3 years
EU citizens will need proof of settlement status
Must live at a London postcode
Must be unemployed

Career Pathways for soundtrack 

Our students go on to have successful careers in London’s creative economy. Studying for a qualification in Soundtracks for Creative Media can open up doors to a number of career pathways, such as:

  • Apprenticeship Vacancies
  • 1-1 dedicated employment support with our Employment Work Coach Heather
  • Further training and professional development
  • Further and Higher Education

Employment possibilities:

  • Audio Editor
  • Sound Composer
  • Sound Editor
  • Music Supervisor
  • Sound Effects Designer
  • Foley Artist
  • Technical Sound Designer
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Digital Skills Masterclass with Mikis Michaelides

Meet the Tutor

Mikis Michaelides

Teaches: Creative Media Production & Soundtrack for Creative Media

My name is Mikis and I have been working in the creative industries for 25 years. My main job is a composer for film and TV but I have worked in the advertising industry, the music industry and have been teaching apprenticeships in digital media production and visual effects for 15 years and enjoy creating hands on projects that get students to explore the creative and digital world.

The Media courses are great; extremely in depth and gives a great understanding of the overall subject. It also provides you with opportunities within the industry. The atmosphere is extremely welcoming and it is very easy to fit into, especially for new students. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great, creative place.

I’m a student currently studying here and I’m enjoying the digital media course that I have picked to study here. I didn’t have any previous experience of media before I came here and since I have joined I’ve managed to learn a lot of new things.

What a fantastic experience! I thoroughly enjoyed the Digital Advertising course in September 2021, lectured by Trevor. I have learned so much in just over a period of 4 weeks. Trevor ensured that I understood each lesson and had regular "check-in" with each of us as students. Trevor attended to each students request/needs and had remarkable patience by repeating the lesson or something that the students might not understand. He always supported our student group with friendliness and professionalism. It is hard in the job market and can feel very isolated. However everyone at the college has made me feel part of something unique and special! THANK YOU BCA TEAM! I can't wait for the next course. What an incredible online learning experience through ZOOM.

So happy I've chosen this place and had amazing results with the help of the most dedicated and talented tutors! Great place to learn new skills and break into the creative industry. I've learned so much during the Digital Marketing course with Matt HUGHES that I could actualy become competitive in the industry and secure a job during the lockdown. Content Creation with Mikis MICHAELIDES has led to creating a Music Video from scratch over 6 weeks and learning the basics of Creative Cloud - and the WEB design course with Adrian Joseph helped me with creating my own website. So grateful !!!

I didn't know what to expect from the Marketing course but Matt Hughes, our tutor, exceed all my expectations as kept us all engaged throughout the lessons by sharing with us his extensive knowledge and how to be applied to both our careers and businesses, thank you.

I just finished the Digital Marketing Course. Our lecturer, Matt, was really clear when explaining the topics and very patient too. You can definitely tell that he is dedicated and passionate to the field. Great experience, suggested to whoever wants to increase his knowledge about the field. It is quite hard to find other free courses that give the same services.

Have recently taken three different courses to help me retrain and gain work after becoming redundant. BCE is a great charity that offers fully free courses for unemployed adults, all currently delivered on Zoom 2-3 times a week over between 3-6 weeks. I have taken the Graphic Design, Digital Marketing and 2D Animation courses and on all I have learnt a lot with excellent tutors who are experts in their fields. Would highly recommend!

Why study with us?

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Proven success Many of our students progress into careers in London’s exciting creative economy or go on to study at top universities

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Vocational success rate for Academy learners

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of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University

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of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy