DJ and Electronic Production - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Are you an aspiring DJ or up-and-coming electronic music star? Are you looking for opportunities to gain hands-on experience? This is your chance.
Our Music DJ and Electronic Production course is the perfect opportunity to develop your skills in a real studio setting. We will teach you how to record and sample music to a professional standard and encourage you to collaborate with musicians.
Equipped with our own record label and state-of-the-art studios, we will help you to develop your technical ability using industry-standard kit like our Ableton Live software, CDJs and APCs. You will also work with our industry experienced tutors to build a business plan, learning how to successfully promote your own music.
- 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
- 1 GCSE grade 3 in English or maths
- 1 GCSE grade 4 in English or maths
You will be invited to an interview and meet the team to make sure Music DJ and Electronic Production Level 3 is the right course to help you achieve your dreams.
What will I achieve?
This is a two-year programme. Upon successful completion you will receive a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Music (Production).
What will I learn?
- Studio recording
- Music production skills
- Technology and live events
- Self promotion and networking
- Collaborative projects
How is the course taught?
- Studio based creative workshops
- Group work
How am I assessed?
- Project work
Work experience opportunities
Our work experience team will be on hand to help you gain practical work experience through placements and live projects. Last year students performed in live events at Newcastle shopping centres and hosted weekly DJ sets at the Centre for Life's Friday Night Skate. Students also shadowed in studios, worked with local promoters and sales companies.
English and Maths
English and maths are important skills for musicians. We will help to achieve a qualification in both if you do not already hold one, as well as help you to develop your existing skills.
You will explore maths through the development of technical language in music and using ratios when you work the mixing stations. You will also learn about language arrangement, as well as improve your communication in written work.
Where can I progress?
After successfully completing the course you can choose to progress straight into industry, an apprenticeship or move onto higher education.
Many of our students have progressed onto degree courses like our BA (Hons) Music Production.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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What can I do with a qualification in Music?
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- Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
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- Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
- Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
- Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.
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- Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
- Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
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