Break out of your bedroom and get started on the career path you've always dreamed of. In the 21st Century music technology is a serious career. This diploma looks at electronic music production skills including sequencing, mixing, effects, fundamental studio recording techniques, music, sound for moving image and composing music. Equipment knowledge will cover everything from microphones and mixing desks through to samplers, hardware controllers and software as well as developing DJ skills and techniques.

You will use all the leading software packages including Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Native Instruments Komplete.



This 2 year course covers many aspects of music technology and music production but has a key focus on the skills relevant to students interested in electronic music and DJ production.

You will be trained in essential music production techniques, both modern and traditional, broadening your skills as a producer and giving you greater insight into working with sound in general. You will learn how to record your own sounds and edit samples, to create new sounds that will enable you to create original sounding music. In addition, this course has a focus on essential skills based on DJ Performance, you will be introduced to the world of turntablism and a multitude of other mixing and performance techniques such as using Ableton Live as a DJ tool as well as various other control surfaces.

You’ll also develop your personal, business and management skills to give you everything you need to make your mark on the music industry. In the 21st Century music technology is a serious career, and this course will get you started on the career path you've always dreamed of. You will look at how the music industry works and how to get employment in it with a focus on how to market and promote yourself in the music industry.


This course includes units on:

  • Electronic Music Production
  • Sampling & Synthesis
  • DJing & Music Technology Performance
  • Mixing & Mastering
  • Studio Recording Techniques
  • Live Sound
  • Music for Multimedia
  • Music Business
  • Events Management


No Ordinary Tutors

We take great pride in hiring only the very best and most experienced tutors. Between them our tutors have worked with the likes of Afterlife, Pete Tong, Massive Attack, Joss Stone, Quantic, Belleruche, Jonas Brothers, Roni Size, Danny Rampling, Sasha, The Baker Brothers, the list goes on and on Many have released albums of their own and have the gold discs to show for it! But even more important to us than their industry experience, is the fact that our tutors are absolutely passionate about music production and have the desire and skill to share that passion with our students in a supportive and exciting way.


All dBs centres are based on the principals of providing the very best, knowledgeable tutors along with superb facilities and plenty of bookable time to our students. You'll have access to fully equipped studios, live rooms and dedicated listening suites. Whether it’s our classic analogue mixing desks; extensive microphone collection, latest plugins; MIDI controllers including Ableton Push, or our mountain of synths and effects - you are guaranteed to get hands-on practical experience on the very best gear.

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‘Hands on’ is our middle name! Whilst we provide our students with the necessary theoretical foundation they need to support their vocational practice, it is our belief that students should spend most of their time honing their music production craft and getting practical experience on the very best industry standard gear.

My experience of dBs Music has been a career path opening, unknown skill revealing, positive attitude encouraging, creative juice flowing experience.
— Jasz Pike, DJ & Electronic Music Production Alumni


The entry requirement for this course is 4 GCSE’s at grades A – C and must include either English or Maths. Or an equivalent qualification such as a Level 2 Diploma.

We also deliver English & Maths GCSE retakes which you can take alongside your Diploma.


All full-time courses are FREE to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August prior to your course starting in September.

If you are between 19 - 23 years old, you may be eligible for financial help depending on your individual circumstances please contact us for more information.

We understand figuring out course fees can be a daunting prospect but we are here to help. If you get stuck or just want some friendly advice, give us a call. Alternatively you can find out more information on what fee remission you may be entitled to here:


Our Diplomas are Post-16 vocational qualifications, awarded by RSL Awards. Upon completion you will have achieved a DJ & Electronic Music Production RSL Extended Diploma Level 3 (Music Practitioners).

This qualification is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and carries the UCAS points needed for University study.


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