MUSIC PRODUCTION & BUSINESs Diploma Courses 

 
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The Rhythm Studio’s full-time Music Production & Business courses for 16 years + are designed to prepare students for a career in the music industry. Through practical work you will discover the processes involved in creating and producing the music you love. You will also learn what successful music professionals are doing now, as well as looking at how the industry has changed in the digital age and how it might develop in the future.

"It was really good to have Tom in the studio today. Very talented! Would love to talk to you about potentially giving him a chance to have some more regular mentoring sessions at Kensaltown during the spring.” - Martin Terefe - Grammy Award winning producer, founder of Kensaltown Records

LEVEL 2

Course content

Students complete eight practical units, including Music Sequencing & Production, Organising A Music Event, Podcast Production and Remixing. Students also attend guest lectures that take place throughout the year.

Who is this course for?

The course is open to students aged 16 yrs + who are interested in a career in the music industry. Applicants should have some prior music experience and may have related Entry Level or Level 1 qualifications.

Course Length & Timetable

The course is a one year full time programme, involving classes on 4 days per week during term-time.

entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at grade D (including Maths and English) or a Level 1 qualification and appropriate functional skills grades. Entry onto the course is subject to a successful initial assessment including a written task, listening exercise and interview.

Study Program for 16-19 yrs

In addition to the course units that make up your main qualification, students get assistance with Maths and English, alongside career advice and work experience opportunities.

What is a Level 2 Diploma?

A Level 2 Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C).

How Will I Be Assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of practical work, written assignments and group projects.

Fees

If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September of the academic year, and you have been resident in the UK / EU for the previous 3 years, you will be entitled to free tuition. Enrolment for students aged 19+ is based on payment of fees, however you may be entitled to a concessionary fee. Fees for Level 2 courses are £2,995 per year.

Progression

Once you have completed the course you will ready to progress onto a Level 3 course.

Level 3

Course Content

Students complete a range of practical units, including Setting Up A Music Business, Creating A Sample Library, Studio Sound Recording and Mixing & Mastering. Students will attend guest lectures that take place throughout the year.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed specifically for students aged 16 yrs+ who are interested in pursuing a career in the music business. Students should have previous experience in music production at Level 2 or above and bring a portfolio of existing work to the interview.

Course Length & Timetable

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a two-year full time programme, involving classes on 4 days per week during term-time. Those wishing to study a one-year Level 3 course may choose to apply for the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is five GCSE’s at grades A – C, including either English or Maths, or an equivalent qualification such as a Level 2 Diploma. Students aged 19+ will need to bring a portfolio of their production work. Entry onto the course is subject to a successful initial assessment including a written task, listening exercise and interview.

Study Program for 16-19 yrs

In addition to the course units that make up your main qualification, students get assistance with Maths and English, alongside career advice and work experience opportunities.

What is a Level 3 Diploma

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

How Will I Be Assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of practical work, written assignments and group projects.

Fees

If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September of the academic year, and you have been resident in the UK / EU for the previous 3 years, you will be entitled to FREE TUITION. Enrolment for students aged 19+ is based on payment of fees, however you may be entitled to a concessionary fee. Fees for Level 3 courses are £3,995 per year.

Progression

Once you have completed the course you can progress to university or directly into employment in the creative industries.