Music Production BTEC National Extended Diploma

This course is designed for students looking for progression onto higher education or a successful career in music production, studio engineering or live sound. Developing practical music production skills and techniques, through MIDI and audio sequencing, studio recording and live sound modules, is key to this course. ‘…standards of work are strong.’ Ofsted, 2018
Duration:2 Year(s)
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About the course

The course is very practical and you will have the opportunity to develop your music production techniques through sequencing and production work in one of our Mac sequencing suites and 2 of the 3 professional recording studios. Our recording studios are built to a high standard containing Audient, Soundcraft, Yamaha and Behringer professional analogue and digital mixing consoles, Logic X and Cubase software on iMacs and a large array of industry standard microphones. Live sound techniques are taught in our 350-seat auditorium (The Crossing), operating Midas Pro 2 and Avid Profile consoles and 64-track Pro Tools recording. This is a 2 year programme and you will need to pass both years to obtain the full qualification. Our impressive auditorium hosts many performances throughout the year, not only from college students but also visiting performers, such as award-winning artist Tom Walker. Music production students will have the opportunity to provide the sound for these performances and you can attend performances from visiting artists.

• Studio recording
• Creating music material through production
• Music technology and events
• Planning career in the industry
• Personal music project
• Collaborative music project

What do I need?

You will need: A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, two of which must be maths and English Language. BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music Industry Skills (Merit or Distinction) together with a Grade 4 in maths and English. All applicants must have a good reference.

Where can I progress next?

On successful completion, you can progress to HND in Popular Music Practice at the college followed by our Top-Up Degree. Higher Education at a university in a related subject or related work in the music industry are also great options.

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Music Production BTEC National Extended Diploma
Digbeth Campus
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Full Time
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