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Advanced Music Production Subsidiary Diploma at South Downs College

Course description

If you are keen to create, produce and record music; interested in modern recording techniques and production using professional software packages and hardware; record and produce your own compositions or learn how to work with session players and musicians, this is the course for you.

This course can also be studied alongside three A level subjects.

Course content

This course benefits from six Music Technology focused units that provides the skills to set you on your way to become a producer, engineer, artist or mix engineer just to name a few.

You will study and practise MIDI sequencing, audio sequencing and multi-track recording techniques. You will use all of these skills combined to create and capture professional sounding compositions.

In your first year you will achieve BTEC Certificate, this then leads you onto your full Subsidiary Diploma in your second year of study. This is equivalent in UCAS points to an A level Music Technology Course.

You will always be encouraged to support class study with independent study time in the professional computer suites and recording studio.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English Language and usually Mathematics.


This course is solely coursework based, you will be required to produce a portfolio of tracks and recordings supplemented with written coursework to provide the required evidence to complete your qualification successfully.

Future opportunities

There are many opportunities in higher education and many career possibilities for those proficient in handling music technology.

Study in Music Technology can lead to careers in the record industry, sound engineering, record producing and music education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Downs College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2016

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