Course Details

  • For anyone that’s new to music technology and wants to know what it’s all about, this introduction to the industry will help you get a really good grounding in professional music production.

    With a hands-on focus, you’ll explore all the basics of studio recording, including how to use microphones effectively and how to record and mix a track. You will create your own beats using industry standard software such as Logic and Ableton and learn the basics of DJ technology.

    Find out more about The Music Department here: https://www.tmc.ac.uk/music

    This course runs twice a year, September to December and January to May.

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course but applicants must have an interest in music technology and production.

  • During this course, you’ll learn how to record music, mix a multi-track recording and use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to create and remix music. You will also be assessed on your ability to set up and operate DJ equipment. There are no exams, all assessments are practical.

  • Once you’ve completed this course, the ideal next step would be to develop your skills further with a Level 2 Certificate in Music Technology. From then you can move onto a Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology. You can do all of this right here at The Manchester College.

    These courses will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the music industry, and from there, you’ll be able to jump straight into work as a recording or sound engineer, or even an artist manager or promoter. Take a look at the range of career opportunities in the music industry here.

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  • Depending on your current age, position and circumstances, there may be a fee for this course.

    There are a number of different finance and funding options available to help you fund your academic studies with The Manchester College. These range from bursaries and grants to special loans for tuition fees. You can find out more about them on our dedicated Fees, Funding and Finance page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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