Digital music production systems have revolutionised the modern music industry, affecting both the way music is produced and the way it is sold. Low cost computer-based production tools mean that it is possible to create professional quality product without the need to spend a fortune on studio time, and compression technologies like MP3 have completely changed the way music is shared.
If you're a budding producer with some experience of using music production technology and want to take your skills and knowledge to the next level, this is the course for you. Working with experienced teachers, you'll learn how to get the best out of music production technology, including Logic Pro and ProTools. You'll learn how to turn simple music ideas into finished work ready for digital distribution or live performance. Plus, you’ll find out how the business works and how you might be able to make a living in it.
The programme also covers sound for live performance, for those interested in live sound engineering.
As a National Skills Academy founder college, you'll get access to opportunities to see how the industry works, with behind the scenes visits to major venues and festivals. Past visits have included Leeds Festival and the Prodigy at the Metro Radio Arena. We've also recorded local bands for BBC Introducing.
You'll also develop your broader employability skills and studying for and take GCSEs or Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English or maths if you don't already have them. Once you've completed the course, you could continue your studies with a Foundation or Honours Degree in music technology, music production or other relevant qualifications in music.
Fast-track to an apprenticeship
If you can’t find the right apprenticeship vacancy or you want to do some studying first - no problem. You can start on a vocational study programme then once you’re ready and a vacancy becomes available, we’ll help you transfer on to an apprenticeship.