Learn to write, produce and DJ your favourite music

Our innovative EDEXCEL approved Music Production and DJ Diploma is a comprehensive programme designed to equip aspiring DJ’s and music producers with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience required to excel in the exciting and rewarding field of music production and DJ’ing. Throughout the course, students will delve deep into the technical and creative aspects of both the music production and DJ industries gaining a well-rounded training of how to write, produce and DJ in a variety of genres.

“Taught By Pro DJ Producers”

One to One learning environment

Study this one to one music production and DJ course in person at our purpose-built recording and production studios or remotely online. You also have the flexibility of blending both options and switch between the two at anytime. So if you’re looking study outside of a classroom based environment either at home or at our central London school this course is for you.

Learn from professional DJ’s and producers

During the course you will be mentored by industry professional DJ’s and producers who will expose you to the experiences of the DJ and music production environment. You will write, produce, DJ and remix artists on course projects and assignments. The business side of music is an option at the end of the course where you will learn about royalties, copyright and publishing.

Choose your preferred music production software and tailor the content

You have the option of choosing your preferred music production package to work with for the duration of the course and can be Apple Logic, Ableton Live or Cubase. Our music production and DJ diploma is also suitable for more experienced students where the course content can be tailored to suit your ability level

Receive up to 50% student discount on software

Our diploma level students receive discounts on most music software packages and plug ins including Ableton, Pro Tools, iZotope, Fabfilter and Steinberg.

Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you

Enrol on this 9 month part time or 5 month full time course at any time throughout the year. It can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings and even on Saturdays. You can also accelerate the course if you need to complete within a specific timeframe. Please give us a call on 0207 247 8800 to discuss a schedule that best suits you.

Course overview and what you will learn

Music production and songwriting

  • Core fundamentals of music production
  • Understanding DAW functionality and tools
  • Audio editing and sampling techniques
  • Music genres and production style overview
  • Song analysis and listening skills techniques
  • Understanding the components of a song’s structure
  • Time signatures, tempo changes and variations

Music production and arrangement

  • Drum programming, editing and AI techniques
  • Creating melodies, chords and basslines
  • Layering and song arrangement
  • Creating verses, choruses and bridges
  • Composition and remix techniques
  • Additive, subtractive and granular synthesis techniques
  • Sound design techniques

Vocal production, mixing and mastering

  • Vocal production, comping and tuning
  • Creative vocal processing and effects
  • Hybrid mixing, filters and EQ
  • Reverb, delay and modulation techniques
  • Understanding how and when to use compression
  • Mix glue processing and bouncing mixes
  • Mastering formats and standards

DJ techniques Part 1

  • Understanding professional club PA systems/sound reinforcement
  • Equipment maintenance and product knowledge
  • Mixers nd DJ formats overview
  • Trimming and gain structure
  • BPM, tempo and rhythm
  • Pioneer CDJ and Rekordbox integration
  • Transitions and fade techniques

DJ techniques Part 2

  • Split-cue monitoring
  • Multi-deck and multi-format mixing
  • Using Filters and EQ basics
  • Crossfader curves
  • In-depth use of EQ including subtractive techniques
  • Advanced effects
  • Optimising mixes based on structure & genre

Set planning, Capture and Mastering

  • Harmonic mixing techniques in real-time
  • Basic scratch techniques
  • Set development and progression
  • Cross genre mixing and BPM development
  • Recording mediums, live sets
  • Mastering for streaming platforms
  • DJ promotion and establishing a fan base
  • Book your place on the Music Production & DJ diploma

    One to One

    Start date: Usually one week after enrolment

    Duration: 9 months part-time or 5 months full-time


    or £1,298 for first instalment*


    *Please note; paying by instalments incurs an admin fee of £99.


    Enrol anytime throughout the year – you could be starting your course within a week

    You set the start date and subsequent classes – fit the course around your lifestyle

    Pick your own study times – this can be mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends

    Learn in a real world environment – studio based practical classes with all courses

    Unrivalled course content flexibility – tailor the course content to suit your ability level

    Call us on 0207 247 8800 and one of our course advisors will be happy to help
    Music Production course reviews

    I choose the music production beginners course because I wanted to work one on one with a producer working in the industry. The tips and tricks learnt from my tutor was invaluable to improving the way I worked. Having completed the course I decided to pivot in to the performance aspect by studying the DJ diploma with an emphasis on using Ableton and Push controller.

    Music production beginners
    Cam, Music Production Beginners course

    I did the course because I’m an artist and wanted to understand how to create a song from start to finish. I’d recommend London AMP because, for me the use of the studios at any time was helpful for my own projects and progressing with the course. I also think it’s very good for those that want to go into the business as it’s very practical and you come into contact with a lot of other musicians, producers and engineers to collaborate with in the future.

    Music Technology Diploma Student
    Anna, Music Technology Diploma

    I started a music tech course at another college but left early to join London AMP. I learnt more in a few weeks here than I did in 3 months at my previous college so it was a great decision. The entire course was perfect for what I was looking to learn especially the sound design, synthesis, mixing and mastering topics. Would highly recommend and a big thanks to my tutor Jay for all his help!

    Music Technology Student
    Ollie, Music Technology Diploma