RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in the Creative Music Industry

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Production

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A 2-year full-time diploma available at:


On this course that’s equivalent to three A-Levels, you’ll develop your own music production style, improve your technique, and steadily build your confidence towards that of a professional music producer. You’ll also know how to get yourself noticed by the right people in the business.

Whether you’re writing hip hop, electro-pop or cinematic compositions for media, our Music Production Diploma will help you develop the technical skills to realise your creative ideas. During your studies, you’ll look at a wide range of production techniques and applications. You’ll also study Audio Mixing, Live Sound Recording, Composition for Media, Music Business and Career Development. And you won’t do it alone. You’ll collaborate creatively with other producers, musicians, and entrepreneurs. Plus, our expert lecturers – all of whom are experienced music industry professionals themselves – will support and guide you the whole way.

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As a BIMM student, you’ll have access to many exciting networking opportunities. These include unrivalled industry placements and exclusive Masterclasses with world-famous producers and globally successful music professionals.

You’ll finish the course with the industry insight to kick-start your career and the grounding for success at a higher academic level. If you choose to continue your studies, you can progress onto one of our industry-led BIMM undergraduate courses. These include our BA (Hons) Music and Sound Production, BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production, BA (Hons) Music Business or BA (Hons) Event Management. Alternatively, you can combine two passions with our joint honours degree programmes.

UK students and EU students holding settled or pre-settled status, aged 16-18, are eligible for funding (subject to meeting ESFA conditions of funding).

So, what are you waiting for? To make your way as a successful music producer, connect with us, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.

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Course Specification

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Length of course: 2-years

Awarding institution: RSL

Funding partner: New College Swindon

Campus delivery: Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester

Language of study: English

Final award: RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in the Creative Music Industry (Production pathway)

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

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.

As a BIMM Further Education Student you may be eligible for Financial Support through our educational partnership with New College Swindon

Year 1

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

In this session, you’ll learn about the compositional and contextual elements of a wide range of different musical styles. You will explore and critically analyse these ideas incorporating them into your own song-writing practice.

The modern Producer utilises the studio as a compositional, technical and creative tool. In this session, you will learn sound engineering skills and techniques to help support and realise your creative ambitions.

Creating music for media applications such as film, radio and social media has very much become a growth area. Through working to vocational briefs learners develop the skills to work effectively in these expanding creative markets.

This lesson covers all areas of live sound production. You will learn about all the equipment associated with building a sound system and develop the engineering skills required for professional live sound reproduction.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice using a full range of professional equipment.

Music in Context is where you’ll learn about the interaction between music and society. In this class, you’ll track back through history and study some of the most influential musical styles, artists and the impact they’ve had on music, technology, politics and societal change

It’s important to remember that there’s much more to being successful in music than your discipline alone. In this lesson you’ll learn about the structure of the modern music industry, the various job roles available and how you can start to prepare yourself for a future within it.

Extended Studies is a dynamic and conversational space for general course management. In this session you will discuss up and coming events and activities, recording sessions, assessment, masterclasses, important course notices, as well as analysing music business ideas and practice and all things related in a wider context.

Year 2

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

In second year, Studio techniques you will further develop your studio skills developed in year 1. You will plan, produce and engineer a studio recording session.

This class helps your awareness of your own place in the development of music and its wider social context. You will focus on the concept of perceptive listening and how you can develop and applying listening skills towards the development of your own musical output.

In this session you’ll track back through history and study some of the most influential artists and the impacts they’ve had on music, technology, politics and civil rights.

Creating music for media applications such as film, radio and social media has very much become a growth area. Through working to vocational briefs learners develop the skills to work effectively in these expanding creative markets.

In Digital Music Creation you will create, develop and finish your musical works, perfecting and polishing, ready to drop.

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 take an in-depth look into royalties, copyright and collection societies. You’ll also begin working on your own business plan that will help you to forge a path into the music industry.

Sound Theory looks at the language and mechanics of sound giving our learners the tools to create their own sonic signatures as well as the appropriate vocabulary to communicate and lead effectively in any professional music environment. In year two learners focus on digital synthesis.

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 your academic skills that will help you for higher academic studies.

Extended Studies is a dynamic and conversational space for general course management. In this session you will discuss up and coming events and activities, recording sessions, assessment, masterclasses, important course notices, as well as analysing music business ideas and practice and all things related in a wider context.

Any questions?

For any questions regarding our courses or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute, please contact our Admissions Team on 0344 2 646 666 or email [email protected].

 

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