Set yourself on the path to a career as a music producer/sound engineer and gain the necessary skills and qualifications needed to progress to higher education.
With creative and professional development at its core, our Music Production diploma will see you grow and refine your skills in studio and computer-based recording, production and mixing. You’ll be introduced to the industry-standard DAWs, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live, working with a suite of software plugins as well as hardware mixing consoles and effects in our cutting-edge recording studios.
You will develop your understanding of a series of core strands; recording, sequencing, sound design, composition and acoustics, later applying this knowledge to a visual media project. Alongside these practise-based sessions, you will expand your academic and entrepreneurial skills through a mixture 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 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
This course is taught by the dBs Institute and awarded by Falmouth University
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.
During this one-year diploma, you will refine your skills as a music producer, both in and outside of the studio. You’ll become adept at operating mixing consoles, hardware effects and multiple industry-standard DAWs, and possess a keen understanding of how to record and mix music. You will develop your academic skills, while gaining a greater understanding of the music industry and channel all this experience into a final project.
The 11 modules you study across the year will be grouped into four ‘strands’ that are delivered throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having built experience in electronic music production, sound engineering, composition, sound for screen and mastering, you will possess a broad skill set that opens many potential career opportunities.
Here are just some of the pathways that you can embark on as a result of studying this course:
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Applications for undergraduate degrees are made through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply online through the UCAS website.
Please note that the UCAS 'on-time' application deadline for equal consideration is Wednesday 25 January 2023.
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