Production & Music Theory

COURSE CURRICULUM

The Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering is an intensive one year programme which is taught across a one-year period. The course is then divided into three terms, with each term building on the knowledge and skills you learnt in the previous term.
 
Using our progressive continuous learning method each module will cover historical and theoretical content alongside practical and technical skills so you develop a rounded knowledge and skill set within each area.
 
The breadth of the course means that alongside learning what equipment, techniques and microphones to use you also learn why you use them. This will help you develop your own expertise and understanding of how to create different sounds and effects.
 

SUBJECT AREAS

Within the diploma we cover all of the following subject areas:

Acoustics, Computing, Copyright and Legal issues, Digital Audio Technology, Electronics and Analogue Equipment, General Music Business (Publishing & Marketing), Management Skills, Mastering, Microphones, Mixing and Critical Listening, Music Theory and Production, Production, Recording, Sound Theory, Studio Equipment and Signal Processing, Studio Etiquette and Musicianship.
 
Below you can browse through the three terms and see a more detailed breakdown of modules and these subject areas for each term.

Production & Music Theory

These are the learning outcomes for this subject area.

You will be able to:

• Follow a music score;
• Use song structure-related jargon in order to communicate with performers;
• Interpret rhythm-related music notation symbols;
• Recall basic conducting concepts;
• Interpret pitch-related music notation information;
• Analyse simple diatonic compositions;
• Analyse diatonic compositions with instances of modal interchange;
• Analyse strings, woodwind, brass and percussion section arrangements used in popular music;
• Create simple strings, woodwind, brass and percussion arrangements for ‘pop’ songs.
• Recall the basic actions required for the setting up and running of simple, small-sized recording sessions;
• Follow the standard studio etiquette expected from the different members of the production team;
• Recall the basic actions required for the setting up and running of simple, small-sized recording sessions.

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