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Diploma Programs in Music

Many individuals around the world choose to pursue a diploma, or a document signaling proficiency in a particular academic area, as a way of broadening their career prospects and earning a higher salary.

Just what is a diploma in music? This comprehensive program typically prepares participants for careers within the instrumental or vocal arts. While students should expect considerable variation from one music diploma program to the next, participants should generally expect close study of topics such as music history, music theory, music therapy and music as it relates to various cultures around the globe. Most coursework is intended to help develop academic and applied music skills, and often, students are required to study ensemble and chamber music as well as general musical performance techniques.

Many music diploma holders find that they are often hired before those in the industry without music diplomas. Many also report stronger job satisfaction and earnings after advancing their musical education.

Because the cost of earning a diploma in music varies based on factors like geography and course popularity, students contemplating applying to a particular program should contact the school offering it directly for tuition information.

Recipients of music diplomas are typically prepared for a number of positions within the arts. Some work as band directors, choral directors, composers, conductors or pianists. Others go on to become vocalists, film scorers or music curators, agents or critics. Some choose to work on the production side of music while others yet choose to teach music privately or within elementary, middle or high schools. Some return to school for a master’s in music, which is usually needed to teach music at the college level.

Many online music programs are offered around the globe and described in our database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Nimbus School of Recording & Media

Nimbus Advanced Music Industry students gain up-to-the-minute skills in the music industry as it is today. Students of the Advanced Music Industry program will promote al ... [+]

Nimbus Advanced Music Industry students gain up-to-the-minute skills in the music industry as it is today. Students of the Advanced Music Industry program will promote albums and gain real, practical experience, including how to successfully run and manage a modern media business.

MIND 100 – Introduction to the Music Industry & Entrepreneurship prepares you for a career in the music industry, whether as an artist, a producer, videographer or in a management position. You will learn how the music industry works, and gain the entrepreneurship skills to run your own business. The course culminates in a Career Development Plan with input and mentorship from instructors from multiple disciplines. The goal is to give you a solid plan for you and the career you want in the music industry. You will have an opportunity to present this plan to top professionals from the music industry, gaining their insight and perspective on your plan.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2020
Full-time
8 months
Campus
Nimbus School of Recording & Media

After gaining a solid foundation in studio production and engineering–starting with the basics of cable wrapping and mic placement–you will delve into the art of electron ... [+]

After gaining a solid foundation in studio production and engineering–starting with the basics of cable wrapping and mic placement–you will delve into the art of electronic music production. The Advanced Electronic Music Production diploma will teach you: music theory, technical skills, composition, beat making, sampling, sequencing, synthesis, collaboration and live performance skills. In 12 months, you will gain a foundation in studio-based audio engineering and music production, and master the tools and techniques specific to “in the box” multi-genre electronic music production techniques. Learn the techniques you need to produce the highest quality electronic music. In this innovative course, we will give you a solid foundation in studio recording, interpersonal, and production techniques before diving into the world of electronic music production. The result? You will be a well-rounded producer capable of excelling in any genre or environment. As with all Nimbus courses, this program is taught by current industry professionals and you will have 24/7 access to our studios to practice everything you are learning. Build your portfolio, and gain the skills you need to stand out and succeed in the exciting and competitive electronic music production industry.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Garnish Music Production School

Learn how to produce and write the songs you hear in the charts every day in classes of no more than six people, and gain our Extended Diploma. It carries up to 420 UCAS ... [+]

Learn how to produce and write the songs you hear in the charts every day in classes of no more than six people, and gain our Extended Diploma. It carries up to 420 UCAS points which is equivalent to three A* grades at A Level. Styles covered are Commercial Dance, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Urban, and out & out Pop! Have the knowledge and skills from many styles of music in your locker to stand out from the crowd in your genre. You will benefit by learning professional techniques from experienced songwriters, producers, and engineers including Grammy-winners. We are proud to list all of them, from all of our programs on our tutors page. Be motivated and inspired by your instructors, classmates, and boutiquey feel of our facility in the creative hub that is London Fields. Ableton Live 9 Ableton Live 9‘s session view makes it revolutionary music production software. Top-line songwriters can audition all combinations of music they’ve composed on-the-fly, making writing melodies fun, creative and more productive. This is why we start you off on Ableton. We are an official Ableton certified training center and all GMP learners qualify for a 40% discount. And, you’ll always be able to refresh yourself with free access to all of our free intro and paid advanced online Ableton tutorials on Youtube during, and after you finish your program. Music Foundation & Composition Full of contemporary record production tips and techniques and knowledge you need to put together your own commercial (pop, rock, urban,... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
20 weeks
Campus
Garnish Music Production School

For serious learners who wish to learn how to produce top quality electronic music in class sizes of no more than six people. You will benefit by learning professional te ... [+]

For serious learners who wish to learn how to produce top quality electronic music in class sizes of no more than six people. You will benefit by learning professional techniques from the best DJs and electronic music producers in the business, including Grammy-winners. With opportunities to record and release tracks, undertake remix projects and create music for media such as adverts and computer games, you gain valuable job skills to give you the best chance of employment after your course. Our Extended Diploma carries up to 420 UCAS points which is equivalent to three A* grades at A Level.

With homework and 360 hours of class time, with strategically placed mentoring sessions; you will write, produce, engineer, mix, master, and learn how to release and promote your very own 4-track EP.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
20 weeks
Campus
International College of Music

This program is the answer to musicians and music enthusiasts alike who wish to work in the professional music and entertainment industries. Building on the College&rsquo ... [+]

Program Overview

The music and entertainment industry is witnessing strong growth spells with the rise of music streaming services and music online downloads. Navigating in this tough and unyielding industry requires know-how and specific skills.

This program is the answer to musicians and music enthusiasts alike who wish to work in the professional music and entertainment industries. Building on the College’s connection with the music industry, this program has music business practitioners actually teaching the core modules. The full time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding music business career.

In the general business studies, you will learn the basic principles of marketing, financial accounting economics and management and apply the knowledge of these in practical coursework across the duration of the program. You will develop skills to use the 4Ps of marketing in developing, positioning and promoting your music product. Creating accurate cash flows and profit & loss statements are the backbone of ethical financial practices and you will develop these when showing return of investment for your projects.... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Melbourne Polytechnic

If your passion is producing your own music and sound designs, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Sound Production will hone your skills to a professional, commercial-rel ... [+]

If your passion is producing your own music and sound designs, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Sound Production will hone your skills to a professional, commercial-release standard.

Become an expert in sound production and produce your own music

In the Diploma of Sound Production course you will hone your skills as DJ, composer, sound designer and/or sound producer.

You may have already completed the Certificate IV in Sound Production – either full-time, part-time or via the fast track option.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s sound studios (at Fairfield and Prahran) are fully equipped to allow you to specialise in producing electronic music and sound for commercial release, live performance, theatre, film and television.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Drury University

This degree is designed for students who wish to be employed as music therapists in a variety of clinical settings. ... [+]

This degree is designed for students who wish to be employed as music therapists in a variety of clinical settings. Upon successful completion of the requirements for this degree, students are eligible to take the exam given by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. When students pass this exam, they will be granted the title, Music Therapist — Board Certified (MT-BC).

Bachelor of Music Therapy students should pass all coursework required for the major with a C or better. Students who fail to pass courses required for the major with a C or better after two attempts will no longer be allowed to continue in the major.

All students interested in majoring in music must perform and pass an audition before the music faculty. Students who fail to pass this audition after two attempts will not be allowed to continue as a music major. The audition must be completed before the end of their first semester as a music major.... [-]

USA Springfield
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
dBs Music UK

This course has been specifically designed for adult learners (24yrs+) who have not studied A-levels or a BTEC qualification before but who would like a quick route into ... [+]

This course has been specifically designed for adult learners (24yrs+) who have not studied A-levels or a BTEC qualification before but who would like a quick route into Higher Education. The course will prepare you academically for University Level courses, such as the FdAs, HNDs and BAs on offer at dBs Music.

You’ll get hands on experience through a broad range of projects from recording bands and using studio equipment to creating your own samples and exploring synthesis. You will develop a solid grounding in a range of music production, technology, composition and performance skills. There are also specialist modules including Digital Mixing Production, Sound Design, Audio Production, Sampling and Mastering. You will also gain an understanding of the structure of the music industry, the key aspects of the business such as contracts, royalties, licensing and promoting yourself as an artist.... [-]

United Kingdom Bristol Pool Plymouth
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
dBs Music UK

A music technology course which looks at electronic music production skills including sequencing, mixing, effects, fundamental studio recording techniques, music and soun ... [+]

A music technology course which looks at electronic music production skills including sequencing, mixing, effects, fundamental studio recording techniques, music and sound for moving image and composing music. Equipment knowledge will cover everything from microphones and mixing desks through to samplers, hardware controllers and software as well as developing DJ skills and techniques.

You will use leading software packages including Apple Logic, Ableton Live, Reason, Pro Tools, Native Instruments and Komplete.

Music Production Composition Sampling Sequencing Audio-Visual DJ Skills Performance Techniques Music Tech in Performance Live Sequencing Mixing Music Business The Music Industry Marketing Professionalism Event Management Entry Requirements ... [-]
United Kingdom Bristol Pool Plymouth
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
dBs Music UK

You’ll get hands-on experience through a broad range of projects from recording bands and using studio equipment to creating your own samples and exploring synthesis. You ... [+]

You’ll get hands on experience through a broad range of projects from recording bands and using studio equipment to creating your own samples and exploring synthesis. You will also gain an understanding of the structure of the music industry, the key aspects of the business such as contracts, royalties, licensing and promoting yourself as an artist.

This course is offered at BTEC Level 2 & 3.

Sound Engineering Recording Mixing Acoustics Music Analysis Music Production Composition Sampling & Synthesis Sequencing Audio-Visual Music Business The Music Industry Marketing Professionalism Business Management Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for Level 2 are 4 GCSEs at grade D or above. This must include English or Maths or an equivalent qualification such as a BTEC Level 1.... [-]

United Kingdom Bristol Pool Plymouth
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Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
dBs Music Berlin

Using a combination of digital and analog technology, our one-year Electronic Music Production & Performance Diploma will develop your skills in sound creation and ma ... [+]

Using a combination of digital and analog technology, our one year Electronic Music Production & Performance Diploma will develop your skills in sound creation and manipulation. Working through collaborative projects and hands-on creativity you will study the many aspects of electronic music, ranging from synthesis & sampling, production & mixing to music technology and industry practice while setting you on the path to becoming a producer, performer and practising artist.

COURSE LENGTH: 1 Year (36 Weeks) COURSE START DATE: Sept 2017 TERM TIME: Sept 2017 – July 2018 COURSE FEES: from €740 per month Our Diploma Courses

Our BTEC level 3 National Diplomas are hands-on to learn as much as possible about the capabilities and characteristics of technology and software systems, so that you can confidently achieve your own artistic vision. They’re relevant if you have limited or no experience in music production or if you really want to make that leap from hobby to artist! Whilst they may sound like introductory courses, they’re far from it. They deliver a broad depth of information and aim to get you working independently as well as collaborating on major projects from day one.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
dBs Music Berlin

Our one year Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma will develop your skill base to demystify the techniques and processes of music production and sound enginee ... [+]

Our one year Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma will develop your skill base to demystify the techniques and processes of music production and sound engineering. Working on collaborative, creative projects, you will study the many aspects of music production from recording & mixing, acoustics & listening skills to sound for moving image, music technology and industry practice, while learning to find your voice as a creative music producer.

COURSE LENGTH: 1 Year (36 Weeks) COURSE START DATE: Sept 2017 TERM TIME: Sept 2017 – July 2018 COURSE FEES: from €740 per month

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Germany Berlin
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)

The Department of Music provides an opportunity for music enthusiasts, who meet the minimum academic qualifications to pursue their study in music. ... [+]

Diploma in Music Rhythmic Expression & Interpretation

The Department of Music provides an opportunity for music enthusiasts, who meet the minimum academic qualifications to pursue their study in music. The Institute’s full-time course encompasses both Western classical & Eastern aspects of music.

The course emphasizes the pursuit of expressional skills in voice, composition, keyboard and string instruments as well as an in-depth understanding of theory and principles of music. The curriculum also covers the study of Computer Music and Music Business.

The study and appreciation of ethnic music also forms part of the curriculum. The incorporation of local cultural contents in music composition and a higher level of musical craft performances are encouraged. ... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
January 2020
Full-time
Campus
School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

SMFA's Studio Diploma program offers you the rare opportunity to pursue your vision by immersing yourself in your studio practice... ... [+]

Studio Diploma Program

SMFA's Studio Diploma program offers you the rare opportunity to pursue your vision by immersing yourself in your studio practice.You'll take 33 percent more studio courses than in the BFA program, giving you time to focus your voice and enrich your practice. With access to 14 studio areas and a community of teachers who are all skilled professional artists, you will develop and grow in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment, and leave with the highly flexible Studio Diploma certificate.One of the nation's most established programs of its kind, the Studio Diploma program is rooted in an intensive all-elective curriculum, an ideal choice if you are motivated to shape and develop your own studio practice. SMFA's interdisciplinary approach allows you to develop your practice in one discipline or in several, and to refocus your path as your ideas change.Many Studio Diploma program graduates go directly into their own professional practice, while others pursue graduate studies in one of the many MFA programs that acknowledge the Studio Diploma program certificate.The Studio Diploma program reflects SMFA's longstanding commitment to the tradition of studio practice as the core of an artist's experience, as well as our updated emphasis on a wide range of 21st-century skills, cultural diversity and an interdisciplinary approach.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Jul academy

The Higher Diploma in Music Performance in Vocals, Guitar, Drums, and Bass, is an intensive one-year course that will enable you to develop your performance ability, musi ... [+]

The Higher Diploma in Music Performance in Vocals, Guitar, Drums and Bass, is an intensive one-year course that will enable you to develop your performance ability, musical vocabulary and personal qualities alongside like-minded musicians. At the end of the course you’ll have direct access at the Bachelor course in Performance or Teaching.

You will be taught in small group classes by experienced industry professionals in our creative learning environment.

The skills you will acquire include music performance, instrumental technique, music technology, creativity, musicianship, to allow you to develop fully as an artist. The focus on small class sizes and personalized learning provides opportunities for specialist study relevant to guitar, bass, vocals, or drums. Successful completion of the course will provide you with an internationally recognized qualification, and the Higher Diploma additionally provides opportunities for you to progress to full-time degrees here at the Jul Academy or elsewhere. ... [-]

Italy Rende
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus