Music Production

Ages : 16-18
Duration : 1 year, 3 days per week
Location : Bexhill (Introduction, Intermediate & Advanced), Brighton (Intermediate only)
This course includes English and Maths up to GCSE level

From the essentials of recording to advanced modern studio techniques, Dv8 Sussex is the place for you to explore and develop your talents. Into performance? Producing? The technical and business side of the industry? You will explore all aspects of the music industry, developing your creative confidence and marking the starting point for your career in the music industry.

The course will allow you to gain insight into production and recording techniques; songwriting; live performance and engineering. You will develop your musical identity by focusing on your personal goals and career aims. With the help and guidance of award winning tutors who have been-there-and-done-it you will leave the course with confidence, experience and an understanding of all the career options within the creative industry’s most exciting sector.

At Advanced Level there will be the opportunity to choose to focus on performance or production depending on your preference with expert tuition and guidance in each area. Performers will play gigs on a regular basis, developing their confidence and experience, whilst producers will be encouraged to create a diverse portfolio of productions and techniques. Plus the advantage of having producers and performers in the same space is the chance to work together on a variety of exciting projects.

Projects include:

Performing at venues across the south coast
Setting up a record label and releasing students’ work
Recording and collaborating with established artists
Work with Brighton record labels
Previous guests have included DJ Skitz, MC Harry Shotta, spoken word artist Hollie McNish and electronic musician Gazelle Twin

At Introduction Level you will:

Achieve RSL L1 Ext Certificate in Music Technology
Learn to use Logic music software Explore recording techniques
Begin to find your voice as a performer
Gain confidence working independently and in teams

At Intermediate Level you will:

Achieve RSL L2 Ext Certificate in Music Technology
Work on collaborative projects
Build Logic Skills
Release a compilation album
Get more experience performing live

At Advanced Level you will:

Achieve RSL L3 Ext Certificate in Music Technology Develop advanced Logic skills
Work on artist development
Release an album or EP
Organise a launch event

Progression routes:

Internal progression from Intermediate Level to Advanced Level
An Advanced Level qualification will allow you to progress onto foundation level university courses
Previous students have gone onto secure record deals and work within the music industry in a variety of roles

Dv8 courses are personal and fine-tuned to the individual students, the teachers help you one-to-one in music production as well as helping you further yourself as a professional.” Jarrod, Intermediate Music Production Graduate

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