Audio & Music Production Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

22327W1 | School for the Arts, Wigan
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Do you have a passion for music production? Maybe you would like to record and produce a band, create house/electronic music using computer music production software or learn how to mix bands in a live sound setting. You might even want to learn how to write and produce sound and music for TV, Radio or Film or explore the world of acoustics and the science behind how sound works. If so, this course is for you.

What will I study?

The course is delivered in module form, each one is designed to give you the knowledge and skills required to help you move towards a career in the music Industry. Some modules involve recording and producing bands and artists, creating music and sound for film, game and TV, producing electronic music, acoustics and synthesis and live sound engineering. You will also learn about the music industry and how to set up your own business or get work as a freelancer.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a balance of practical work, portfolios of production work and written assignments. There are no formal examinations.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English. You will need to successfully pass an audition.

What can I progress onto?

You will develop skills for both work and/or University. Many of our ex students are currently enjoying successful careers as musicians, sound engineers and educators.

Other Information

Students will work with a professional team of staff who have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the music industry. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £7188.90 3F

Exam Fee

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University Centre course fees shown are per annum. Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

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