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Subsidiary Diploma Creative Music Industry (Production)


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
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

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Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: RSL Level 3 Sub Diploma in the Creative Music Industry (Production)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Music sequencing and production
  • Producing a music video
  • Dj skills
  • Listening to music
  • Music research project
  • Arranging music
  • Music industry revenue flow
  • Digital recording and production
  • Working in the music industry
  • Live event lighting
  • Analogue synthesis
  • Composing for media destinations
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above)

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above); OR Leaving Cert Applied – Merit

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.


  • Image of Kyle Scott
    I was so much happier completing a course in something I really enjoyed, rather than studying three A-Levels in subjects that weren't going to benefit me in the future.
    Kyle Scott
  • Image of Vanessa Canning
    My time at NWRC gave me the confidence to open my own Beauty Salon. Now I'm a part-time lecturer for the College.
    Vanessa Canning

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