Over the past 10 years, EDM has made its way into Top 40 charts, reached millions of listeners through mainstream radio, and had ludicrous amounts of commercial investment poured into it. Electronic music is one of the largest growing areas of the music industry and the role of the home producer is becoming ever more popular. This course provides learners with the skills, techniques and opportunities to produce electronic music, using traditional and modern techniques, taught by industry professionals. The course will explore the theory and practice of sampling, synthesis, DJ and performance techniques, studio recording techniques, live sound and composition for media using industry specialist software such as Pro Tools, Native Instruments Massive and Traktor, Ableton Live and Logic Pro X.
The course also encourages a wider understanding and appreciation of different styles of music and how these enhance employability through collaboration. Students will also learn about the music industry, how to produce high-quality music projects and how to effectively plan and market their music to provide a solid foundation for a career or future study.
What will I do?
You will regularly undertake the design, creation, manipulation, and production of sounds, samples, and loops. Alongside this, you will learn the techniques and skills required to be successful in the music industry, whether as an artist, performer, producer, or events and business manager.
What can I do next?
Our students go on to courses at institutions such as the ACM, BIMM, Cardiff Conservatoire and many universities. Other students continue in to jobs such as session work, teaching, events management, composing for film/games etc. There are so many pathways to choose…
Learners completing this course may continue their studies at university or obtain entry-level employment within the industry itself. Areas for focused study include: Electronic Music Production, Creative Music Technology, Popular Music, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Teaching, Composition, Music Business Management and Artist Development, Song writing, Sequencing, Sound for Media.
Is it for me?
If you are passionate and enthusiastic about electronic music, and can’t imagine doing anything else with your life, then this course is for you. If you produce music in any spare time you have, perform at every opportunity, and want to know all there is to know about music and the industry, then this is the course for you.
Electronic dance music industry now worth a whopping £5.4 Billion worldwide – This is a 60 % increase on the last four years, and it is expected to grow even further as it emerges into new markets.
Electronic Music Teacher – £20-£30 per hour
Session DJ (club) – £100-£4000+ per session