Level Three RSL Extended Diploma in Music Technology

The full-time music production course is structured and taught by professional music producers. The course is designed to help up and coming producers into the music industry and create quality sounding music.

 This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Remixing and production
  • Music sequencing and production
  • Live sound techniques
  • Professional composition techniques for media including moving image
  • Pre and post production
  • Studio sound recording, mixing and mastering
  • Digital recording and production

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations and live assignments where appropriate.

Entry requirements


  • Four GCSEs grade A* to C/4-9
  • Or level two diploma (merit)
  • Or first diploma (merit)
  • Or NVQ level two
  • Or equivalent

You must also possess appropriate music production skills and experience (normally around two years using the latest software trends and techniques). The ability to read music is not essential. Upon interview you must provide a short portfolio outlining current music production work and skills. Applicants will not be accepted without portfolio evidence.

What next?

You might progress to a Degree in Music Production, Music Technology or Sound Design, or continue your journey with us on our HND Music programme which extends and supports you on the culmination of our artist development programme which is designed to start your career in music technology.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Autumn Part-time Prospectus 2019 Full-time Course Guide