RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners

Level 3 Diploma in Music Production and Live Sound Events

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A 2-year full-time diploma available at:


These courses are designed to develop your skills in Music Production, Live Sound, Music Business & Events. You’ll learn to record and produce music in the studio and on stage, as well as organising and promoting your own events, giving you a wider understanding of the music industry and of how to get music out to an audience.

You will develop essential studio and live sound skills, including DAW music production, studio production and live sound. In addition to this, you will hone skills in backline technician support, tour and event management.

You’ll have a fantastic time studying a subject you feel passionate about, collaborating creatively with fellow musicians, producers and entrepreneurs, to begin connecting to the music industry.

As a BIMM Institute student, many exciting networking opportunities will come your way, from gig opportunities to Masterclasses with globally successful industry professionals – your career in music starts here!

Studying on the diploma is a great way to take your first steps into the music industry. A course like this can either kick-start your career or provide a valuable foundation for study at a higher level by progressing onto one of the BIMM Institute degree courses.

UK and EU students aged 18 and under are eligible for funding (subject to academic requirements and previous study).

To make your way as a live music professional, connect with us and we’ll connect you to a life in music.

Course Specification

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Length of course: 2 years

Awarding institution: RSL

Campus delivery: Brighton and Manchester

Language of study: English

Final award and exit awards: Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (Exit Award). Level 3 Diploma for Music Practitioners (Final Award). Level 3 Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners (Final Award).

Admissions Criteria: Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills.

Minimum Requirements

Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths.

Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0.

We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.

Progression

Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry, or can continue their study with a BA (Hons) in Event Management, BA (Hons) Music and Sound Production or BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production.

Course Fees

Diplomas are free for UK students aged 18 years and under, providing funding requirements have been met.

Year 1 Subsidiary Diploma

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

Extended Studies is a dynamic and conversational space for general course management. In this session, you will discuss up and coming performances, recording sessions, assessment, masterclasses, important course notices, as well as analysing music and your progress utilising reflective practice.

A music producer holistically directs the creative music process from an initial idea, through development, recording and processing through to mixing and mastering the final product. In this session, you will study the art of what it is to be a Music Producer.

This lesson covers all areas of live sound production, from monitor engineering skills to mic selection and placement. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice using a full range of professional equipment.

Live events are one of the most diverse and exciting aspects of the music industry and in this lesson you’ll learn how to plan and run your own shows. You’ll be shown how to organise, budget, promote and manage events, and given valuable experience so you’re able to go out and do this for yourself.

You’ll develop the skills needed to analyse and understand live sound. This unit will link closely to your ear training lesson, together they will underpin the practical skills that you’ll be developing in your Live Sound Production session.

It is very important for a live sound engineer to develop a solid understanding of the various instruments being used on stage and also to understand how they are amplified and/or interfaced with a sound system. In this class you will also learn how to carry out basic maintenance, repairs gaining a more detailed knowledge of many different aspects of backline.

The studio is very different from the stage, and with it comes a whole new set of skills. This is the lesson where you’ll learn how to set up, record and manage a successful recording session.

Year 2 Extended Diploma

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

Extended Studies is a dynamic and conversational space for general course management. In this session, you will discuss up and coming performances, recording sessions, assessment, masterclasses, important course notices, as well as analysing music and your progress utilising reflective practice.

This lesson covers all areas of live sound production, from monitor engineering skills to mic selection and placement. Building upon your studio recording knowledge from last year, you’ll now work on your mixing and production skills.

You’ll focus heavily on the theories and techniques behind recording. This lesson will lead into Recording Practice which is where you’ll get your chance to try out the theories you’ve learnt.

The Recording Practice lesson will be where you get to put your theoretical knowledge into practice. This lesson will give you experience of the recording process and develop your skills as an engineer.

This lesson builds on the recording knowledge that you developed in Year 1, enhancing your mixing and production skills and taking a very practical, hands-on approach to music production.

Tour Management lessons are where you’ll build upon the event management skills learnt in Year 1. You will look at what it takes to manage a tour and get a chance to put some of these new skills into practice in running events.

This lesson offers students the chance to undertake an investigation critically analysing an area of interest within the music industry. Whilst doing so, you’ll develop the academic study skills that will help you for higher academic studies.

This year’s class builds on your existing knowledge from year one, where you’ll continue to explore the music industry and the different roles and functions within it. You’ll also begin working on your own business plan that will help you to forge a path into the music industry.

Manchester
Adam Hart
MODULE LEADER FOR COMPUTER MUSIC DESIGN / IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS

Adam is an electronic musician and programmer who has contributed soundscapes and installations to a variety…

Brighton
Alex Peverett
Lecturer, Music Production

Alex is an electronic & computer music composer and multi- disciplinary artist, whose work has been…

Brighton
Ally Jowett
Deputy Course Leader, Music Production

Ally is a record producer, composer, musician and audio engineer who works out of Brighton Electric…

Manchester
Andrew Coggan
Associate Lecturer, Music Production

Andrew is a sound technology graduate from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Since graduating,…

Brighton
Andy Rossiter
Lecturer, Event Management

Andy is an independent promoter, manager, label owner and music business lecturer. He started out promoting…

Brighton
Anna Neale
Music Business Lecturer

Anna Neale is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, composer, session musician, voice over artist and lecturer in music.…

Manchester
Balraj Samrai
Associate Lecturer, Music Business

Director, producer and manager, Balraj is one of the founding members of Manchester’s award-winning Swing Ting…

Brighton
Ben Hampson
Associate Lecturer, Music Production

Ben cut his professional teeth at the renowned residential studio “Jacobs,” Working his way up from…

Brighton
Bob James
Music Business Lecturer

Bob James is an active Artist Manager and specialist in online and social media promotion and…

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