Would you like to increase your versatility as an electronic music producer? Are you a musician or recording artist who wants to become a music producer? This course has been developed in response to current demands from the music industry. It aims to develop your skills as a producer and writer, along with your technical knowledge and to give you essential industry know-how that can help you to build your music career. You will have access to an impressive range of technical facilities and studios. This includes professionally equipped suites with the latest industry software, a recording studio and surround sound mixing suite making it one of Cardiff’s best audio complexes. Led by experienced tutors who are actively practising in the music business, this course will provide you with a thorough appreciation of the role of electronic music production in music-making today as it is used across the music and media industries. Through your theory and practical studies, you will come to consider electronic music as not just a single genre but as a way of making music that can be applied to a multitude of styles. You will learn to harness today’s hardware and software to sequence, sample, synthesise, compose, produce and remix sound, as well as to make music and experiment with sound design. Our location, close to the vibrant music scene in Cardiff, provides unique opportunities for placements, work experience and networking. We will also encourage you to collaborate with other musicians and artists at CAVC so you will be able to apply your skills in a variety of live situations, working with performers in a range of genres. Following the successful completion of the DipHE, you can progress to the BA(Hons) Electronic Music Production Top-up course also run at the College, to achieve a full honours degree.
Year 1 (level 4): Synthesis and Sampling Recording Theory EDM Practice Popular Music Analysis Recording Practice Planning a Release Year 2 (level 5): Electronic Music production New Modular Music Artist Development Research Methods Hip Hop Production Live Electronic Music
A mix of practical and some written assessment, presentations and portfolios of work.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Candidates without a level 3 Music Technology qualification are required to provide a portfolio. Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)|
We also accept other English language examination equivalents. The standard requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). We require a level B2 standard in all of the elements: • reading • writing • speaking • listening
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7500*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website