2 YEAR RSL EXTENDED DIPLOMA
COURSE LOCATIONS: BRISTOL | CORNWALL
Explore the art of music performance, composition, using music technology in performance and fundamental studio recording techniques.
This course covers all that the modern day performer needs to know to enhance their playing, production, promotion and professional skills. We’ll give you the tools to develop as a performer and to truly understand the mechanics of the music industry.
You will explore, experiment and integrate a range of skills utilised as professional performers, focusing on music performance techniques, composition, using music technology in performance and build a foundation in fundamental studio recording techniques. You will practise the skills required for effective songwriting, combining lyrics and music effectively in a range of contexts, culminating in a portfolio of your own songs. In addition, you’ll explore skills in marketing and event management, and learn to apply them to become a success in the modern day music industry.
During your time studying at dBs Music you will also have the opportunity to work as a session musician, working collaboratively alongside our music technology students with a ton of opportunities to perform and record.
+ YEAR 1
- Composing Music
- Planning for a career in music
- Lyrics & Songwriting
- Understanding & Using Harmony
- Getting the most out of rehearsals
- Live Performance Skills
⬇ YEAR 2
- Music Arrangment
- Collaborative Composition
- Studio Recording
- Music improvisation
- Preparing for auditions
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.
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!
WHERE CAN I STUDY THIS COURSE?
THE OFFICIAL STUFF
+ ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
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.
You may be required to attend an audition too.
Didn't get the grades?
We also deliver English & Maths GCSE retakes which you can take alongside your Diploma.
+ 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.
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.
+ 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).
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.
HOW TO APPLY
To start your application hit the button below, fill in your details and a member of our admissions team will be in touch.
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