Learn to write and produce your favourite style of music

This innovative unique EDEXCEL approved Music Production diploma course is designed for people wishing to embark on a career in music production. No previous experience of music production, recording studios or the use of music production software is necessary to study this course.

You will learn the essential music production techniques needed to produce in your favourite genre and former students have gained employment in recording studios, music production companies and releasing their own material.


One to One learning environment

You have the option of taking the course on a one to one basis in person at our purpose-built recording and production studios or remotely online using the latest remote access software. You can also combine both options and switch between the two at anytime. This is a practical ‘hands on’ course where you will be exposed to the very latest music production techniques during your course. This EDEXCEL approved Music Production Diploma is perfect for those looking to study outside of a classroom based environment at home or at our central London facility.

Learn the latest production techniques taught by professional producers

During the course you will be exposed to the ‘real world’ experiences of a recording and production environment where you will record, produce 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, Cubase, Ableton Live or Pro Tools. For more experienced students you have the option of tailoring the course content to include more advanced subjects.

Receive up to 50% student discount on software

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

Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you

This 6 month part time or 3 month full time course can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings and even on Saturdays. It can also be fast tracked to 8 weeks if studied on an intensive accelerated learning basis. All aspects of music production, songwriting, mixing/mastering and the fundamentals of sound engineering are covered during course.

Course overview and what you will learn

Connections, signal flow and integration

  • Signal flow, equipment set up and integration
  • Principles of sound
  • Understanding DAW functions and tools
  • Audio editing and manipulation
  • Creating software instruments
  • Sampling techniques

Production techniques

  • Song analysis
  • Listening skills and techniques
  • Drum programming and editing
  • Midi programming and editing
  • Layering techniques
  • Sound manipulation

Songwriting and arrangement

  • Composition and remix techniques
  • Songwriting techniques
  • Song arrangement and structure
  • Sound design and synthesis
  • Using hardware synthersisers
  • Utilising hardware controllers

Recording and mixing techniques

  • Microphone techniques and placement
  • Recording vocals and acoustic instruments
  • Balancing, stereo imaging and placement
  • Correct use of reverb
  • Delay and modulation techniques
  • Vocal pitch correction

Mixing techniques

  • Utilising filters and parametric equalisers
  • Understanding the art of compression
  • Using parallel compression
  • Using gates, expanders and limiters
  • Creative use of side chain functions
  • Final mix prep and using summing mixers

Mastering techniques, Ableton and music business

  • Limiters, maximizers and multiband compression techniques
  • Introducing colour and air to final masters
  • Composition and remixing with Ableton
  • Performance and controller possibilities with Ableton
  • The principles of music business
  • Roles found within the music industry

Book your place on the Music Production diploma

One to One

Start date: Usually one week after enrolment

Duration: 6 months part-time or 3 months full-time


or £1,298 for first instalment*


Small Group

Start date: 14th June 2023

Duration: 6 months part-time, one full day per week 11am – 5:30pm, additional study time is also necessary


or £1,698 for first installment*


*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