The Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering is an intensive one year program which is taught across 48 weeks. The course is then divided into three terms, with each term building on the knowledge and skills you learnt in the previous term.
Using our progressive continuous learning method each module will cover historical and theoretical content alongside practical and technical skills so you develop a rounded knowledge and skill set within each area.
The breadth of the course means that alongside learning what equipment, techniques and microphones to use you also learn why you use them. This will help you develop your own expertise and understanding of how to create different sounds and effects.
Within the diploma we cover all of the following subject areas: Acoustics, Computer, Copyright and Legal issues, Digital Audio Technology, Electronics and Analogue Equipment, General Business (Publishing & Marketing), Management Skills, Mastering, Microphones, Mixing and Critical Listening, Music Theory and Production, Production, Recording, Sound Theory, Studio Equipment and Signal Processing, Studio Etiquette and Musicianship.
Below you can browse through the three terms and see the breakdown of the courses for each term.
Pro Tools teaches students to create and administer sessions with Avid Pro Tools. They are tasked with creating tracks and navigate sessions using different time scales; search, examine and import audio files; identify the different windows and their components; perform basic edits; use ‘insert’ and ‘send’-based plugins; use virtual instruments; program basic MIDI based tracks; use different strategies to control the dynamic range of audio material; apply automation; process the output bus; export / bounce mixes; set Pro Tools up for a recording session; select the most appropriate mode for specific recording purposes; edit recorded material using Pro Tools’ Beat Detective; edit recorded material using Pro Tools’ Elastic Audio; and recall and use advanced Pro Tools ‘tips and tricks’.
My goal is for aspiring producers, engineers and artists to learn by direct experience. To be thrown in the middle of actual professional recording sessions and learn by doing, is the most effective, honest and responsible way of acquiring the skills needed for a career in music. I aim to guide, educate and inspire the future generations of music professionals while staying fully involved and engaged in my work as a music producer for the most important and upcoming artists of the industry.
You will never get a better opportunity to not only study in a beautiful studio but to be in a real scenario surrounded by the best in the music business. Get ready for what is coming for you, it will change your life.
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The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.
Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.
The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.