DJ and Electronic Music Production - Level 2
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
DJ and Electronic Music Production is a unique course that will help you progress towards a career as a DJ or music producer.
Taught in state-of-the-art facilities that will help you develop to a professional standard, you will have the chance to turn your passion for music into a full-time venture. This course is designed for students who need to gain the right qualifications and experience to progress in a specialist music career.
You will learn how to produce music and perform your own tracks, performing weekly live sets and live streams from our state-of-the-art studios. We also have the facilities for budding producers to plug into our DAB system and train from home. You will gain technical experience using our digital audio workstations which include LOGIC and Ableton, and will get to explore genres of your choice such as hip-hop, EDM and pop.
- 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths
You will also be invited to perform in an audition.
What will I achieve?
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive an RSL Level 2 Diploma in Music Practitioner (DJ and Electronic Music Production).
What will I learn?
- Sound reinforcement
- Music marketing
- How the industry works
- Sequencing and production
How is the course taught?
- Studio based creative workshops
- Group work
- Independent study
How am I assessed?
- Performances (if applicable)
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 you 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 a Level 3 course, which would also help you work towards higher education.
Many of our students have progressed onto courses like our Music Production and Technology - Level 3 or our Music, DJ and Electronic Production - Level 3
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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