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Access to HE Diploma

DJ & Electronic Music Production

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Our one-year A2HE diploma in DJ & Electronic Music Production is the ideal platform to fortify your creative abilities, equipping you with everything you need to progress onto higher education.

Key Information
  • Where can I study?
    Bristol / Manchester / Plymouth
  • Start Date
    September 2024
  • Study Modes
  • Course Length
    1 Year
  • UK/Home Fees (Per Year)
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DJ & Electronic Music Production

Course Overview

Our professionally-driven DJ & Electronic Music Production diploma will introduce you to the fundamentals of music-making and production, where you will craft your sonic signature and create high-quality original work. Through practice-based learning, you will develop your skills in DJing, composition, studio production, sampling and synthesis; while growing your proficiency in Ableton Live and Logic Pro X.

Your creative development will be complemented by a suite of academic and entrepreneurial skills, as you expand your understanding of research, presentation and self-reflection. All of this experience will provide the perfect platform to progress onto an undergraduate degree, where you can continue to specialise in electronic music production or explore more niche study areas in sound design or music and sound for screen.

This course is taught by the dBs Institute and awarded by Access Creative College

If you’re based in or hoping to study in London, this course is available to study with Access Creative London.

This course is taught by the dBs Institute and awarded by Falmouth University

Course Details

The diploma is taught over 38 weeks and you will study a total of 11 modules, totalling 60 credits. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes.

DJ & Electronic Music Production

Year Overview

Year 1

Module Breakdown

Over the course of the year, you will hone your skills as a DJ and electronic music producer as you explore a wide range of creative techniques and approaches. You’ll become an experienced operator of key industry software, develop your personal and business skills, and culminate your studies with a final project.

The 11 modules you study across the year will be grouped into four ‘strands’ that are delivered throughout the year.

How You'll Learn

You will get hands-on with hardware instruments and effects, develop your proficiency with multiple DAWs and software-based instruments and tools, as well as practical skills through interactive workshops. You will learn to evaluate and improve your work through group tutorials, 1-2-1 reviews and self-evaluation. Regular learning will come from lectures, seminars and practical sessions.

Your studies will consist of 2 days of onsite sessions, which will also include tutorials, study support and priority bookings. On average you should allow for an additional 30 hours per week for self-study.

In addition your learning will be supported by:

  • Lectures and practical workshops
  • Online self-directed study
  • Group tutorials and 1-2-1 reviews
  • Access to studio facilities and bookable equipment
  • Use of library resources and study spaces
  • Access to supporting online resources including videos, reading and interactive activities

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply

Applying for this course is easy! Simply click the "Apply" button below to submit your application directly through our website.
A member of our Admissions Team will then be in touch to discuss your suitability for the course, your interests and to arrange an interview.

Applications for undergraduate degrees are made through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply online through the UCAS website.

The deadline for 2024 main cycle applications is 30th June 2024 at 18:00 (UK TIME). Applications after this date will be entered into Clearing.

For 2025 applications, you can register and start your application in your UCAS Hub now but you will not be able to submit your application until 3rd September 2024. The equal consideration deadline for 2025 applications is 29th January 2025.

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If you would like to make an application for this course, fill in your details below and a member of our admissions team will be in touch to advise you through the application process.

For detailed information on how to apply please take a look at our guide to making an application.

Why Choose dBs

Here at dBs Institute, we pride ourselves on creating a learning environment that reflects the industry that you want to work in. Our state-of-the-art facilities ensure that you are working on professional-grade equipment; our course leaders have years of industry experience to draw from and we foster a community of students and staff that inspires and encourages collaboration. Throughout your studies and beyond, we will also provide you with career support and guidance to reach your future goals.


Hands-on with our Trident 68 mixing desk
Hands-on with our Trident 68 mixing desk
Hands-on with hardware synths and controllers
Hands-on with hardware synths and controllers
Spinning a record on our Technics 1210 turntable
Spinning a record on our Technics 1210 turntable
A hardware synth performance in Studio 3
A hardware synth performance in Studio 3
Producing electronic music in our production suite
Producing electronic music in our production suite
Students making music in the production suite
Students making music in the production suite

    Why Choose a Online
    Degree at dBs

    Our online master's degrees offers a high-quality, immersive, and community-driven learning experience, led by industry experts who are passionate about their craft. With 24/7 access to course materials and resources, you can learn at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Plus, our hands-on projects will equip you with practical skills necessary for a successful career in the music industry.
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    Flexible study

    Enjoy the freedom to fit your learning around you. For online students, course content – other than one-to-one sessions – will be available to access whenever suits you. Video materials that have been created for online students will also be made available to students that select to study on-site.

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    Learn from the pros

    You will learn from tutors whose expertise extends across production, composition, sound design, sound engineering, label management, marketing and promotion.

    You’ll also have access to our extensive guest lecture programme, giving you the chance to meet leading industry professionals – ranging from respected producers and performers to specialist technical staff from world-class audio companies.

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    Industry Connections

    As a student of this course, you will be encouraged to apply for placements and opportunities with dBs Pro, our in-house creative audio company.
    This will allow you to further your experience and apply the skills you have been honing, as well as showcase your skills to clients and develop your creative own links in the industry.

    What our students say

    Who better to tell you about our course than students already doing the course? In this video, some of our latest cohort talk about their experience of the dBs online masters degrees.

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    Engaging with our industry

    In our 20+ year history, we’ve built a strong network of contacts across the creative industries, that include AMS Neve, Solid State Logic, Avid and many more.

    Career support

    We strive to equip our students with the skills and opportunities to secure roles across the creative industries, and this goal underpins the student experience at dBs Institute.

    dBs Pro

    dBs Pro is a creative audio company with a difference - it’s dedicated to providing our students with real-world experience alongside their studies.

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    Please note, if you currently live outside of the UK and require a Tier 4 VISA to study in the United Kingdom, we are unable to accept your application for our on campus full-time or part-time postgraduate degree programmes. If this is the case, please apply for one of our online postgraduate courses instead.

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