BTEC National Extended Diploma in Music Production Level 3
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. Remixing, critical listening and arranging modules will improve writing and overall production skills. Live sound and music industry modules round out this production-based course.
For more information about a career in music, visit: https://www.sccb.ac.uk/latest-news/item/740-thought-about-a-career-in-music
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‘…standards of work are strong.’ Ofsted, 2018
The course is very practical and you will have the opportunity to develop your music technology 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.
During the second year, 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. Mixing and mastering modules, also taught during the second year, complete the Extended Diploma production course.
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 technology students will have the opportunity to provide the sound for these performances and you will also have the opportunity to attend performances from visiting artists and talks from industry professional, helping your module assignments.
This is a nationally recognised qualification and part of Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.
What areas will I study?
- Recording and production
- Music sequencing
- Remixing and production
- Music arranging
- Critical listening
- Live sound
- Studio mixing
- Mastering and music industry modules