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Creative Music Producer Diploma Level 2 at Colchester Institute

Course description

This is a vocational course for those wishing to gain experience in music production techniques. It is a practical course with an emphasis on creativity and production techniques used in all modern music genres. This includes hip hop, rock, UK urban music, dance and many other subgenres linked to digitally produced music.

The course offers you a broad introduction into the world of a music producer/artist.

You will be taught by current and ex-industry professionals, covering a wide range of digitally produced music. You will also complete work experience and visits to local music venues to furtherdevelop your knowledge. It would be advantageous to play an instrument but this is not essential. You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills. You will also take the Silver Arts Award as part of your programme.

The Creative Music Producer Diploma is predominantly a practical course with most work being completed in sessions. However, it is useful for you to have software at home to practice production techniques. If a student also plays an instrument, this is an advantage but not a necessity.

Course content

Creative Music Producer Diploma Level 2 units include:

  • Studio Recording
  • Remixing and Sampling
  • Creative Production
  • Music Business and Promotion

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs (grades A*-E) or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an interview with a portfolio of relevant experience. Candidates must be able demonstrate some prior experience of either music or music technology. This could be a portfolio of tracks they have produced either on CD/DVD or online.

Future opportunities

The music industry is one of this country’s major employers and opportunities for work in this field extend much further than performing. This course is designed to lead towards work in the studio, composition, retail and management sides of the industry.

Successful students could progress onto the Extended Diploma in Music Technology or the Extended Diploma in Music (Popular Music).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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