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.

    Learning all about both the hardware and software systems involved in music production, you’ll use our industry standard recording studios, alongside Logic and Ableton software in our excellent Mac suites.

    With a hands-on focus, we’ll help you explore all the basics of studio recording, including how to use microphones effectively, what multi-track mixing is, and the skills a DJ needs in order to be successful.

    You will study the Level 1 Award from September to December, and then progress to the Level 2 Certificate from January to June.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Once you apply, we will invite you to come and meet us for an interview to make sure that you are suitable for the course.

  • 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 by Christmas, the ideal next step would be to develop your skills further with a Level 2 Certificate in Music Technology which you can study from January to June. From then you can move onto a Level 3 Extended 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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