We can prepare you for career the music industry

This innovative EDEXCEL approved Music Technology diploma is an industry specific course designed and taught by industry professionals for people wishing to embark on a career in the music industry. The course requires no previous experience of music technology, production, recording or the use of music production software.

The course offers several career opportunities on completion with former student going on to work in recording studios, broadcast, production studios and live engineering.

Learning environment

You have the option of being taught in our purpose-built recording and production studios or for the first section of the course online from the comfort of your home using the latest online remote access software. The tutor, content and class times are the same with either option. This unique and practical hands-on course is designed to guarantee your success in learning key skills to progress within the music industry. This EDEXCEL approved diploma in Music Technology and Production is perfect for those looking to study outside of a classroom based environment either at home or in a central London location.

You will learn

Get ‘real world’ experience of a recording environment

During the course you will be exposed to the ‘real world’ experiences of a recording studio environment where you will record, produce and remix artists on course projects and assignments. The fun and exciting assignments include song composition, record company formation, remixing, live recording, mixing and mastering and covers all genres of music.

Choose your preferred music production software

You have the option of specialising in your preferred music production package for the duration of the course and this can be Apple Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live or Pro Tools.

All aspects of sound engineering, production and creation, songwriting, sound to picture and mixing and mastering are are covered

This approved Music Technology course could be used as a foundation diploma to gain entry for a degree level music course at universities. Core modules include production techniques, songwriting, mixing and mastering and music business, and cover the following topics:

  • Songwriting and composition
  • Music Production and remixing techniques
  • Sound design and synthesis
  • Using digital and analogue mixing desks
  • Recording techniques
  • Mixing and mastering techniques
  • Music for new media
  • Music industry essentials

Connections, acoustics, midi and using Logic Pro

  • Signal flow, equipment set up and integration
  • Principles of sound
  • Understanding Logic X/Ableton functions and tools
  • Audio editing and manipulation
  • Creative use of sampling techniques
  • Drum programming and editing
  • Song analysis and Sound manipulation
  • Listening skills and techniques

Composition, songwriting and production techniques

  • Creating melodies, drum parts and basslines
  • Song arrangement and structure
  • Creative use of software instruments
  • Sound design and synthesis
  • Advanced production techniques
  • Composition and remix techniques with Ableton
  • Sound design and synthesis
  • Using hardware synthersisers and controllers

Sound engineering techniques

  • Introduction to mic techniques
  • Mic preamps and AD/DA conversion
  • Using digital and analogue mixing desks
  • Understanding signal routing and monitoring
  • Recording drum kits and instruments
  • Stereo mic techniques
  • Recording guitars and cabinets
  • Vocal recording techniques

Sound engineering techniques part 2

  • Recording brass and string instruments
  • Advanced guitar recording and reamping
  • Recording acoustic instruments
  • Advanced drum recording techniques
  • Understanding signal routing and channel strips
  • Advanced use of equalisers and filters
  • Creative use of effect processors
  • Using compressors, gates and limiters

Mixing and mastering techniques part one

  • Mix preparation, workflow and listening skills
  • Balancing, stereo imaging and placement
  • Vocal pitch correction
  • Understanding the art of compression
  • Using gates, expanders and limiters
  • Mastering formats and standards
  • Introducing colour and air to final masters
  • Mastering techniques with Pro Tools

Music for new media and music business

  • Media formats for TV, film and new media
  • Sound design for effects and foley
  • Creating soundtracks for film
  • Music production for media products
  • Audio visual project construction
  • The principles of music industry business
  • Career opportunities within the music industry
  • Soundproofing and acoustics

Book your place on the Music Technology and Production diploma

One to One

Start date: flexible
Duration: 6 months full-time or 12 months part-time


or £1,298 for first installment*


Small Group

Start date: 2020 TBC

Duration: 12 months part-time


or £2,998 for first instalment*


* Please note; paying by installments incurs an admin fee of £198 which is spread across 6 payments.

Features of One to One courses

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

Personalised weekly progress report – identifies strengths and weaknesses increasing productivity

Ability to accelerate the course – 8 week courses can be completed in as little as 2 weeks

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our courses, give us a ring on 0207 247 8800

Music Production course reviews

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

I had a limited knowledge of music production technology and wanted to fast track my learning. The course content was tailored to suit the type of music that interested me and my tutors were really patient and understanding. I think the course offers great value for money and would highly recommend.

Music production beginners
Jasmine, Devon
Music production beginners

I’ve DJ’ed a while I wanted to take the step into producing my own music. The course taught me how to listen to music in a different way and although my main musical interest is electronic music I found the engineering element of the course fascinating. Lessons were tailored to fit my work rota which was great. Thanks Colin.

Music Production Diploma course
Mima, London
Music Production Diploma