Diploma in Music Production - London at BIMM
This one-year practical and vocational course is suitable for anyone wishing to become involved in a range of commercial music applications, including songwriting, recording and composing for film and television, and is all about learning to utilise the production environment in a creative way.
The course will help you develop your musical production style, improve your technique, get yourself noticed by connecting with the music industry, and steadily build your confidence towards that of a professional musician. All in all, it’s a brilliant introduction to the world of music production and the modern music industry that surrounds it.
At BIMM London, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a creative environment where you’ll develop strong connections with fellow aspiring musicians, and will be guided by your tutors and prominent music industry professionals to help steer you towards your future career or study goals.
Successful completion of the course will gain you a nationally recognised Pearson Edexcel BTEC National Diploma Level 3 qualification, and the diploma is a great gateway to either taking your first steps in a music industry career, or continuing on with study in the form of a BA (Hons) Music Production degree at BIMM.
So, what are you waiting for? To make your way in music production, connect with us, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.
- This module provides students with a practical understanding of the fundamentals of sound recording and production centered on the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). They’ll work towards producing a recording of an artist or band using students from the Diploma in Popular Music Performance course and will have the opportunity to apply project management, team working and marketing skills to the project.
Sequencing Systems and Techniques
This module is an introduction to MIDI systems, sequencing and Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) using industry-standard software.
Sound Creation and Manipulation
This unit is an introduction to sound creation and manipulation using industry-standard synthesis and sampling software packages.
Music Technology in Performance
In this module, students will explore the use of music technology in live performance and will apply these techniques in their music production and studio work.
This unit takes students through the creative process of lyric, melody and chord writing to produce a portfolio of original material.
Music and Sound for Moving Picture
This module explores the skills and techniques required to write, record and edit music and sound to a range of moving picture applications including adverts, TV documentaries and film.
The Music Industry
This unit gives students practical music industry knowledge that will help them plan their careers. They’ll be taken through all aspects of the music industry, including record and publishing deals, management, music synchronisation, legal issues, copyright, music teaching, live music and business plans, etc.
Music Production Project
This module allows students to plan, manage and deliver a contemporary music production portfolio. They’ll study aspects such as management skills, team roles, budgeting, digital audio editing and mastering techniques. Study of this supports the Music Production Techniques module.
Music in Context
Learn the history of classic artists placed in their social, historical and political context. Artists studied include Elvis Presley, Nina Simone, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Led Zeppelin, Public Enemy, Nirvana and Radiohead. An understanding of this essential stylistic knowledge will help to develop authenticity in practice.
Students will develop their aural skills in this module by learning to explore and identify musical components such as rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, instrumental timbre and structures. This will enable them to acquire the critical listening skills required in the production environment and will enable them to communicate quickly and effectively in a variety of musical situations, opening up many employment opportunities throughout their career.
Increasingly musicians, arrangers, producers and artists are turning to digital software-based notation packages for transcribing and arranging duties. This class will explore the use of software notation packages in the contemporary industry and provide students with a solid foundation of skills, allowing them to apply their musical creativity with industry-standard software notation tools.
Music Theory and Harmony
This module explores how harmony and theory is applied in commercial music in a practical and relevant way. Students will look at building blocks of music theory and also how these are applied and expanded in a variety of musical contexts and styles.
- Extended Studies
Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths.
All diploma applications can be made directly via the BIMM Admissions Team. To request an audition and/or assessment call 0844 2 646 666. All students will be invited to attend an assessment.
UK & EU STUDENTS £5,950 per year
NON EU STUDENTS £11,450 per year
Pearson BTEC National Diploma Level 3 qualification in the National Qualifications Framework
How to apply
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