DJ & ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

Now accepting applications for September 2018

AVAILABLE IN: BRISTOL | CORNWALL | PLYMOUTH

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.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

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.


COURSE UNITS

This course is offered on two qualification pathways depending on your age:

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+ 16-18 yrs

Qualification: 2 Year Level 3 RSL Extended Diploma

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

Equivalent to 3 A-Levels and will earn you the UCAS Points needed to go on to University study.

+ Over 19 Yrs

Option 1: 1 Year Level 3 RSL Subsidiary Diploma

Do you have a passion for the subject but are not yet sure you are ready to think about studying for a degree? After completing this one year course you have the option to go onto the Access to HE Course, or onto the 2nd Year of the RSL Extended Diploma.

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

Option 2: 1 Year Access to HE Diploma

Planning to go on to study for a degree? This intensive 1 year course equips you with all the skills you'll need to take your learning to the next level, as well as the UCAS Points needed to go on to University study.

  • MIDI and Audio Sequencing
  • Technology in performance and DJing techniques
  • Studio Production
  • Audio/Visual Project
  • Acoustics
  • Composition and Music Theory
  • Final Major Project
  • Applying to UCAS

You can find our more about our Access to HE Diploma HERE

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NO ORDINARY TUTORS

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.

FACILITIES

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

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+ ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Level 3 Diplomas

A minimum of 4 GCSE’s at 4/C or above and must include either English or Maths. Or an equivalent qualification such as a Level 2 Diploma.

Access to HE Diploma

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however; as the course is designed as a fast-track to Higher Education, we do require that you have some experience in music, either as a musician, a producer, a DJ, etc. If you are unsure if you have the right experience, simply get in touch and we can help guide you.

We also offer introductory short courses aimed at providing you with a foundation in music production, which could provide you with the right level of experience to be accepted

Didn't get the grades?

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

+ FUNDING & COURSE COSTS

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.

19-23 yrs old funding

If it is your 1st Level 3 qualification then the course will be free.

If you already have a Level 3 qualification you will need to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the course fees.

24+ students

Will need to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the course fees.

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.

+ QUALIFICATION DETAILS

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).

The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a full Level 3 qualification, and awarded by Ascentis, licensed by the QAA and accepted by Higher Education Institutions.

HOW TO APPLY

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