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Music Production & Performance Level 2 & 3

The Music Production course at Dv8 Sussex in Brighton and Bexhill teaches you the essentials of recording to advanced modern studio techniques. Dv8 Sussex is the place for you to explore and develop your musical talents. Enjoy performing? Interested in producing? Want to learn about the technical and business side of music? You will explore all aspects of the music industry, developing your creative confidence and marking the starting point for your career in Music Production.

Course Details :
Ages : 16-18
Duration : 1 year, 3 days per week
Location : Brighton & Bexhill
Entry Requirements :
Intermediate previous Level 1 qualification or relevant experience
Advanced previous Level 2 qualification in Music or relevant experience and portfolio of work
For more information about studying Music at Level 1 visit our Introduction to Music, Media & Digital page

From being at Dv8 Sussex I’ve achieved great things such as performing at the De La Warr Pavilion to supporting Rodney P and DJ Skitz. I’ve also learnt producing, recording properly and being able to give it a pre-master and mix just so it sounds that little bit better.” Marcus, Music Production Graduate (2 Year Pathway)

From the essentials of recording, to advanced modern studio techniques, Dv8 Sussex is the place for you to explore and develop your talents. The Music Production Course will allow you to gain insight into production and recording techniques; songwriting; live performance and engineering. With the help and guidance of award winning tutors you will explore all aspects of the music industry and leave the course with confidence, experience and an understanding of a variety of creative approaches and career options.
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. We will give you the opportunity to explore a variety of work placements with studios, record companies and musicians to help you build crucial industry knowledge and contacts, giving you the confidence to take your music to a new level. 

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, Eyez and Dubzy, Tru Thoughts label bosses, Maya Jane Coles Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis

Progression routes:

Internal progression from Introduction to Intermediate
Internal progression from Intermediate to Advanced
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
Progress to employment in a variety of roles with the music and creative sector

  • Achieve RSL L2 Ext Certificate in Music Production 
  • Work on collaborative projects 
  • Gain production and composition skills using Logic Pro
  • Be able to apply Logic Pro skills to Sequencing, drum programming, sampling and audio recording and remixing in a studio environment
  • Release your music album
  • You will also have the opportunity to perform your music throughout the year
  • Achieve RSL L3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Production (1 year)
  • Achieve RSL L3 Extended Diploma in Music Production (2 year)
  • Work on artist development and develop social media profiles and networks
  • Gain an understanding of how to make a career in the music industry
  • Compose, produce and/or remix your music using a recording studio
  • Release an album or EP
  • Organise and run a launch event
  • Create a portfolio of professional production recordings
  • You will also have the opportunity to perform your music perform at a variety of venues
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