Digital Music Production - Level 3 Certificate - Year 1

This is a vibrant and varied study of Music Production that will give you a solid foundation in DAW Production, Software, Studio Recording and Music and Sound Design for Media.

You will explore the Music Production process from concept through to product creating music using recording techniques, synthesis, commercial vocal acapella remixes, original moving image soundtracks, sound effect and voice production works. This is a fast paced and engaging study of one of the UK’s multi-billion pound exports.

How will I be assessed?

The course includes one externally assessed exam

- DAW Production

Internal coursework will be constructed and assessed using our fantastic facilities that boast 3 rehearsal PODs, 3 recording studios, radio station, 3 rehearsal live rooms, 2 fully equipped Apple Mac Suites and a backline workshop.

Assessments may take the form of recordings, compositions, written analysis and reflection, vlogs and many other formats. We are passionate about integrating technology into the submission of coursework.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 and above, including English Language or Literature.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - you can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including HND Music.
  • University - related degrees including Music Production, Sound Design, Radio Broadcast, Media Production and Music Performance.
  • Careers - This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a Studio Engineer, Music Producer, Arranger, Composer for Film/TV/Commercial Music, Sound Designer, Game Designer or Programmer.

Additional information

Work experience is recommended to support industry experience.

This course should be combined with A Levels.

Good combinations include Music Performance and a humanities subject.

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