Audio and Music Production

Electronic Music Production Certificate

6 Months

Your Future Starts Here

Music enthusiasts, unleash your passion and go from music consumer to music producer. Use the latest production technology such as Apple Logic Pro and Ableton Live to give you the skills to take your productions out of the bedroom or studio and into the clubs.

Mode of Study    
Part - Time Evening Course
Twice Weekly
Not Available
Where can I study?  
Next Intake  
March 2014
September 2014
September 2014
March 2014

The Course

The course focuses your learning on the practical use of computer sequencing, MIDI programming, samplers and synths as well as hard disc recording within the creative context of music production.

With hands-on learning supported by one to one tutors, this part-time course allows a complete novice to quickly start making music and evolve their skills over 6 months.

The training includes Apple Logic and Ableton Live giving you the skills to take your productions out of the bedroom or studio into the clubs.

What will you learn?

Basic Audio Theory

During the opening stages of the programme, students are given enough of an introduction to audio theory to demystify terminology and concepts which will be expanded upon later on in the course.


Students learn arrangement techniques for a wide range of electronic music styles. Emphasis is on beat programming, structure/composition, vocal comping and editing, as well as sound design & mastering fused together with creative use of FX.

MIDI, Sampling, Synths and Audio Editing

This is the core focus of the Electronic Music Production Certificate. Students will explore MIDI and the tools that allow them to program and sequence their ideas. They will manipulate and create instruments and drums sounds using samplers as well as design killer bass sounds and soundscapes using synthesizers.

Students will also learn to record vocals and to digitally manipulate recordings to a creative end. The majority of sequence work is carried out using Apple Logic while Electronic music performance is covered through Ableton Live.


Students cover rudimentary theory and the practical application of common studio tools including effects and dynamic range processors, microphones and loudspeakers.

Entry Requirements

Students applying for short courses (up to 6 months duration) and whose first language is not English will need a qualification that demonstrates competence in English to CEFR level B1.

  • IELTS (Academic and General) : Minimum 4 in each component
  • Pearson PTE Minimum 36 in each component


Non-EU applicants are advised that the Home Office no longer accept ETS exams as evidence of English language ability. This includes the TOEFL iBT test, provided by ETS.


Students without a formal language qualification will need an interview with the programme leader.

Non UK/EU students will need a student visitor VISA in order to attend the course.
For more information please visit the UKBA student visitor page. 

Making your Application

By Email

Please download and complete the application form and return it together with scans of supporting documents by clicking here. A member of our admissions team will then contact you to arrange payment of the deposit.

By Post

Please print and complete the application form, and return it with your supporting documents to Admissions at the campus address displayed to the right of this page.
A member of our admissions team will then contact you to arrange payment of the deposit.

In Person

Please print and complete the application form and submit it to reception who will also take payment of the deposit by credit or debit card.

Start Dates

AY 13/14   



31st March 2014






4th March 2014

AY 14/15   



29th September 2014


15th September 2014


29th September 2014


2nd September 2014



30th March 2015


30th March 2015


30th March 2015


3rd March 2015

Last Updated: 22/04/14