Digital Music Production Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level)

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Full Time - September 2024



Course introduction

Digital Music Production is designed for students who have a passion for music and an interest in the technical aspects of music production.

This course covers the fundamentals of music technology, critical listening and the latest industry-standard software used in the production of music.

You will develop your skills in music technology, recording, production and sound engineering through practical projects and assignments.

This programme will cover a wide range of topics, including sequencing, mixing, mastering, and remixing.

Why choose Brock for Digital Music Production Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level)?

At Brock our Music Production teachers are highly experienced practitioners who work in the music industry.  

You will benefit from access to two studios and two dedicated Mac suites, as well as a host of other industry standard equipment.

This includes microphones, digital and analogue consoles, controllers and monitoring speakers.

Teaching & learning

You will be able to enjoy a wide range of teaching and learning methods, giving you a well-rounded learning experience.

These include individual coursework tutorials, class discussions, group tasks and peer evaluations, plus an independent study database.

You can also take advantage of additional opportunities in the Performing Arts department, such as playing in bands and taking part in productions.

Course structure

  • Become competent in using industry standard studio and production equipment.
  • Capture, edit, process and mix audio material in a studio environment.
  • Build an audio portfolio of work that will help you gain professional opportunities.
  • Develop your skills in working with session musicians.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above with a minimum average GCSE score of 4.0, including:

  • English Language 
  • Maths
  • A basic level of keyboard skills
  • An active interest in music
  • A willingness to embrace a broad range of styles

How will I be assessed?

You will create a portfolio of evidence to show your development as a digital music production specialist.

You will also work with bands and be involved in performance work.

Information & support

We ask for £80 at the start of each year to pay for trips and studio equipment.

You may also have to pay for several other things to support your study like headphones and USB memory sticks.

The full course title for this programme is BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Digital Music Production. This qualification is equivalent to one A Level in UCAS points. You will need to complete TWO other A Levels alongside this course to build a full Study Programme.

What can I do with this qualification?

Past students have progressed to a wide range of degree courses. These include programmes in sound recording and/or music technology.

In recent years, students have gone on to study at The Academy of Popular Music and Bath Spa, ICMP, BIMM and Solent University.

Ultimately this learning opportunity will give you a decent grounding in music technology, providing you with the essential tools to begin your career.

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