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

Theses are the learning outcomes for this subject area.

You will be able to:

• Interpret ARI’s large studio console’s signal flow diagram;
• Describe the functions of the channel strip components of ARI’s large format console;
• Describe ARI’s large studio’s basic recording and mixing procedures;
• Perform the basic actions required for the setting up and running of complex recording and mixing sessions;
• Recall the standard studio etiquette expected from the different members of the production team working on large productions;

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