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.


+ YEAR 1

  • Sound reinforcement
  • Planning for a career in music
  • Music rehearsal skills
  • Digital recording & production
  • Analogue synthesis
  • Composing styles
  • Music sequencing
  • Using EQs & filters

+ YEAR 2

  • Live sound engineering
  • Live electronic music performance
  • Music sequencing & production
  • Studio mixing
  • Using dynamic processors


Our staff not only teach music, they live and breathe it. We made it our mission to find the best tutors possible, tutors with real music industry experience and knowledge. Tutors that adapt with our courses to make sure they always teach the most relevant hardware, software and production techniques. At dBs Music our teaching team will not only help you with the skills you need to achieve success in your studies, but they’ll help you network, connect and collaborate, preparing you with an insight to how the real world of the music industry works.


We all understand how important it is for students to have access to the very latest hardware and software, so at dBs Music it’s always been our mission to buy the very latest kit and make sure that students can book it alongside their studio time. From Mac labs full of the latest music making software during lesson time to MIDI controllers, DJ booths, studios and rehearsal rooms - we are fully kitted out and ready to go whatever course you choose to study! 

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




To join the Level 3 diploma you will need a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grades A – C and must include either English or Maths. Or an equivalent qualification such as a Level 2 Diploma.

To join the Level 2 diploma you will need a minimum of 4 GCSE's at grades D-F (including English and maths), however other qualifications and skills will be considered at interview.

Didn't get the grades?

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 level 3 diplomas are Post-16 vocational qualifications, awarded by RSL Awards. Upon completion you will have achieved a 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.

Level 2 students will achieve a Music RSL Diploma and can progress on to a Level 3 qualification.


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