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Creative Music Industry (Production) (Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Extended Diploma)


Course Overview

If you have a passion for music, but are more interested in working behind the scenes, then our production pathway is the course for you. We focus on four main strands of work within the industry: music production, composition, studio and live music production. We also offer optional modules in DJ’ing, and instrumental and vocal performers may be able to work alongside the performers in the performance pathway in band /ensemble modules (subject to availability).You will have access to two studios, apple macs with industry standard software, 5 practice rooms and a 170 seat theatre. You will be given the opportunity to learn and develop technical and creative skills as well as knowledge and insight into the workings of the modern music industry. Lecturers are highly experienced practitioners who continue to work in the music industry. Assessments are practical and always related to current industry standards and practices. You will be encouraged to collaborate with your classmates and with students from the wider college community.
  • Start Date
    4 Sept 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Applications for Further Education courses 24/25 opening early 2024

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Rockschool Ltd (RSL) Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Extended Diploma Creative Music Industry (Production)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 04/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Composing for Media Destinations
  • Practical Sound Reinforcement
  • Studio sound mixing
  • Music Sequencing and Production
  • Digital Recording and Production
  • Producing a music video
  • DJ Skills
  • Listening to Music
  • Music Industry Revenue Flow
  • Working in the Music Industry
  • Live Event Lighting
  • Analogue Synthesis
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) or equivalent (e.g. level 2 Diploma) plus satisfactory standard achieved at mandatory interview.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above); OR Leaving Cert Applied – Merit plus satisfactory standard achieved at mandatory interview.

Work Placement


What's Next?

Further Study

This course will enable students to progress to higher level courses such as our own HND in Music Production or to a degree course at university.

Career Prospects

This course will provide you with an opportunity to gain a qualification and skills which can lead to working in the industry straight away. Our previous students have gone on to become Performers, Composers, DJs, Producers, Tour Managers, Promoters, Studio Engineers, Live Engineers, Lighting Engineers, Programmers, Artist Managers and much more.


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    Studying at NWRC was the best two years of my life. I’m now signed with one of the biggest Talent Agents in the UK. 
    Olivia McBride (Performing Arts)
  • Image of Linda McGlinchey (Photography)
    This course had a huge impact on my life. Not only did it give me the confidence to start my own photography business, but I also gained friends for life!
    Linda McGlinchey (Photography)
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