The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Production & Technology is a highly popular, industry-lead course, which offers learners the opportunity to develop the creative skills and knowledge to define a career in the ever-expanding fields of the music industry.
Learners study under the close guidance of staff, many of whom have years of production and recording experience and still maintain direct links to the industry. Learners are encouraged to use the studios and production suites for as many hours as it is possible for both course work and personal projects.
The course, which is not specific to any particular genre, is aimed at learners of all ages and levels of experience that have an interest or background in music production, composition, studio recording and live sound. Using state-of-the-art equipment, learners are given many opportunities to learn, experience and practise all the skills that are fundamental to their exciting career path. Learners are encouraged to listen and develop production knowledge across a broad spectrum of music.
During your time with us you will study across our 3 iMac Music Production Suites and two professional Digital Recording Studios. We are an approved Steinberg Training Centre and are able to offer a wide variety of resources from industry standard manufacturers such as; Apple, Steinberg, Native Instruments, EMU, Korg, Yamaha and Tascam.
A wide range of units will be studied over the 2 years, including:
Music Sequencing & Composition
Music Production & Remixing
Digital Recording & Production
Analogue & Digital Synthesis
Studio Sound Recording & Mixing
Using Dynamic Processors & Multi Effects
Using EQ & Filters
Planning for a Career in Music
5 GCSEs at grade 4 (formerly grade C) or above, which should ideally include English and Maths, alternatively completion of a Level 2 qualification in the subject area, with an overall Merit profile. A passion for the subject and the potential to work independently and with others, is essential. You will need to attend an interview and an audition or present a portfolio of work appropriate to the subject area. During this process, individual circumstances where learners do not fully meet the entry requirements may be considered.
Many of our learners progress on to our HND in Creative Music Technology or onto other University courses.
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (1 Year)
Progression to year 2 is dependent on successful completion of year 1
Level 3 Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners (2 Year)
The course is run across 3 days.
There is a strong emphasis on practical work. A large number of the units are assessed practically with elements of written essays, reports, presentations and 1-2-1 tutor assessments. In addition to this there are internal and externally assessed units set by the awarding body
Apply online or contact the course tutor Jay Garratt directly firstname.lastname@example.org
No specific course requirements other than personal digital storage devices
If applied, any fees will be subject to individual circumstance
Course related careers include:
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