Digital Music Production


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This course is available as:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate – equivalent to one A Level

About the course…

Our Digital Music Production course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the digital music industry, through a wide-range of practical-based topics. You will learn the advanced techniques needed to become a proficient user of industry-standard recording software.

You will dive into the world of sound design and synthesis, creating your own software instruments and bespoke sounds from scratch, while learning the fundamental principles of sound. You will also use your skills to create music and sound effects for film, video games and other media.

In your second year, you will learn advanced recording, mixing and mastering techniques, producing a music project of your choice – this could be an EP, an album or a computer game soundtrack.

Why study with us…

  • The college boasts cutting-edge recording studios with 16-channel mixing desk, soundproofed recording rooms, industry-standard microphones and recording software, as well as a suite of 16 PCs with high-end recording software, MIDI keyboards, headphones and audio interfaces.
  • The college provides opportunities to work on a range of projects, including being part of the tech crew for gigs and the musical theatre production, as well as having access to the studios to work on your own music projects.
  • Our industry links have allowed us to be involved in fantastic projects with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Aldeburgh Music, the Marina Theatre, and the Broads Authority, giving our students priceless experiences of working within industry settings.

Where Digital Music Production can take you…

You can progress to university to study various arts-related subjects. Students have gone on to study music technology, film composition, audio engineering, music business, sonic arts, electronic music production and popular music performance.

The course will open doors to a wide range of job opportunities within the creative arts industries, including music producer, sound engineer, composer for film/TV, acoustician, record company A&R, electronic musician, foley artist, audio technician, and teacher.

Entry requirements…

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for BTEC courses and have a successful audition
  • Auditions will take place in June or July; you will receive details once you have attended your initial college interview